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Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Newton, NC, US, 28658

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51225


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Scope of Position:

Summer internship position to support plant supply chain process improvement. Position will work in the areas of planning, inventory control and distribution of OFC cables. This may include but not be limited to analysis of inventory, lead times, and capacity as well as initiatives to improve those metrics. Duties may also include leading or supporting business process improvements to reduce cost and complexity of the supply chain as well as leading or key team member of a supply chain project.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Utilize sound supply chain skills to analyze capacity, inventory on hand or order promise metrics. Develop theories and potential solutions and recommend those solutions.
  • Use of current supply chain concepts and tools to drive for fundamental understanding.
  • Work in a cross-functional environment: link between supply chain counterparts, manufacturing, engineering, quality and PLM to deliver the best possible solution
  • Use of rigorous tools to deliver results including problem analysis, potential problem analysis, risk assessment, DMAIC methodology.
  • Intern will work as part of the Plant Supply Chain Department with access to planning, scheduling, distribution as well as interaction with other divisional plant supply chain teams to collaborate on best practices to support a more integrated supply chain group across the division.
  • The intern will work on solo and team projects which can range from analysis and to process improvements in the areas of planning, inventory control, warehousing and transportation and business processes.


Required Education:

  • Working toward BS in a supply chain discipline or Supply Chain certification / Minor
  • Prefer students who will be a Junior or further.
  • GPA <3.0 Required Skills:
  • Capability for analysis
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office tools
  • Ability to use data to drive to solutions
  • Supply chain background or related academic knowledge
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills.


Desired Experience:

  • Fundamental data analysis, statistical analysis, and experimental planning.
  • Exposure to manufacturing & ERP systems.


Soft Skills:

  • Results oriented with a high commitment level.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects/tasks.
  • Motivated and a self-starter with independent learning style.
  • Effective communication & presentation skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to work on diverse project team.
  • Able to build new business relationships with the team.
  • Positive, open and engaging and can be an effective member of a dynamic team.
  • Dedicated and open to new ideas.


Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 5%


This position does not support immigration.



We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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