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Supply Chain Intern

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Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43883


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.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Scope of Position:

Summer internship position to support supply chain process improvement. Position will work in the areas of planning, inventory control and distribution of Life Science products. 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 Project Management (or Assistant Project Management- based on size and scope) of a supply chain project in North America.


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 counter-parts, quality, commercial, and manufacturing 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 Global Supply Chain Department with access to planning, scheduling, distribution, process excellence and project management disciplines.
  • 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.


Travel Requirements:

  • Negligible


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Standard business hours; Monday – Friday.


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
  • Working knowledge of basic statistics
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

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


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or 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.

Nearest Major Market: Boston