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Transportation Planning Specialist in Des Plaines, IL at DSC Logistics

Date Posted: 1/2/2019

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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 Planning Specialist responsible for coordinating the transportation planning process for parcel shipments from a diversified set of origin points. The Planning Specialist will be the main point of contact for TONU (Truck Order Not Used) processing and will track and trace parcel shipments using internet, phone, and email communications. The Planning Specialist supports both carriers and customers on a daily basis to ensure operational excellence.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Create TONU (Truck Order Not Used) orders
  • Enter primary coding for shipments not meeting our planning guidelines
  • Plan parcel shipments
  • Identify trends from errors and report to DSC leaders and Analysts so future errors are avoided
  • Escalate problem to DSC leaders timely to prevent a larger problem developing
  • Identify and act on hot loads for customers, understanding the customer’s need and finding a solution to make their critical deadline
  • Provide daily summary of open issues.
  • May be required to be on call and work as part of a Saturday rotation

Job Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated competency in MS Office and Google applications


  • 1 year of professional experience or related training
  • Bachelor’s degree with specialization in Logistics, Transportation or Supply Chain Management
  • Experience working in a transportation management system (TMS)

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.