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Transportation Analyst in Des Plaines, IL at DSC Logistics

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

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Job Description

DSC Logistics is a leader in transforming logistics and supply chain management into a critical business strategy based on collaborative partnerships, innovative thinking and high-performance operations. DSC achieves the business goals of Fortune 500 and other dynamic companies by designing, integrating, managing and adapting customized supply chain solutions. As a Lead Logistics Partner (LLP) and third-party logistics (3PL) provider, DSC delivers value by reducing total system costs, optimizing business processes, facilitating growth and change, and maximizing the potential of the supply chain. In today’s environment, filled with rapid and unpredictable change, DSC helps customers achieve their goals by being ready for anything!

We are seeking a Transportation Analyst to be responsible responsible for overseeing the transportation process for various customer product from pick-up to delivery, ensuring accuracy of load information, and partnering with both internal and external resources to troubleshoot issues and ensure resolution in a timely manner. The Transportation Analyst communicates daily with Carrier Management, Customer Service, and the distribution network. The Transportation Analyst requires a strategic thinker and problem solver to support both carriers and customers on a daily basis to ensure operational excellence.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Resolve to the original commitment or next best alternative
  • Facilitate corrective actions on loads
  • Communicate with the shipper for production issues
  • Record and report accountability (Recall reports)
  • Conduct daily update calls with the stakeholders
  • Create daily summary reports and send to DSC leadership team
  • Assign after hours’ coverage and manage the schedule
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form
  • Determine and enter primary/secondary late reason coding
  • Solve problems using analytical, practical, & critical thinking skills
  • Identify, measure and manage key performance indicators
  • Work closely with customer service representatives, plant/DC personnel & carriers to resolve service issues
  • May be required to be on call and work as part of a Saturday rotation

Job Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in transportation.
  • Knowledge of applicable transportation regulations and best practices
  • Demonstrated competency in MS Excel


  • Bachelor’s degree with specialization in Logistics, Transportation or Supply Chain Management
  • Experience working in a transportation management system (TMS)
  • Experience working with Google applications

The salary is commensurate with experience. We offer a market competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) match and tuition reimbursement.

DSC Logistics is an equal opportunity employer. It is DSC’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information.