Graduate internship: building sustainable supply chains with improved data engineering

Are you the enthusiastic and ambitious university student seeking for an internship in supply planning and data engineering?

Interested in working at an informal and ambitious consultancy company with colleagues specialized in planning and control processes?

Then this could be the internship you’re looking for.

Background

EyeOn is a consultancy firm that helps its customers with services in the area of Planning & Forecasting. These services can be roughly divided into these areas:

  • Projects
  • Interim Management
  • Forecast Services
  • Academy
  • Solutions (Analytical & Fast planning solutions)

EyeOn is divided into five business units FMCG, Process, High Tech, Marine & Offshore and Life Science where we serve customers in the Benelux area as well as the Nordics, Germany, Switzerland and England. Our customer base exists of customers like Philips, ASML, Electrolux, Jumbo, Tata Steel, Johnson & Johnson, Heineken, Unilever, Coca Cola, DSM, Kemira, Aspen and many more.

At EyeOn you will work with the latest techniques, solutions and insights in the field of planning and forecasting. As believers in the future where data is the core and most decisions are made by machines, we are constantly developing ourselves and the techniques and methods we work with. We challenge you to do the same.

Within the total consultants’ group, EyeOn has a group of consultants with specific knowledge and expertise in the area of data science and solutions. This group develops, designs and implements software solutions at our customers as well as the development of analytical solutions. The solutions are on a wide variety from improvements in Excel/Access to cloud-based planning applications like Anaplan, Jedox, Litic, Dataiku, Microsoft Azure (SQL / Blob storage), Python, Google and customer specific created solutions.

During the implementation of these solutions we notice that different hubs / business units / countries are not aligned on the data. Or they struggle to get the data in a correct uniform way. This makes it harder or even impossible to build a sustainable cross supply chain.

Objective of your research

The assignment is to:

  • Identify the main common problems regarding “disconnected” supply chains.
  • Create a new approach to connect the different supply chains.
    • Look at the current approach and define the “next” level.
    • Identify a clear and feasible approach to handle different data.
  • Define/develop a possible algorithm that will support us in handling the defined approach

Approach and planning

It is the nature of EyeOn to take a pragmatic approach in our assessments and services. We believe the process followed and the insights provided are at least as important as the technological depth of the analysis. The assignment will therefore not focus merely on methodological aspects (and optimality) of a possible data engineering approach, but also on the steps taken to arrive at the results and the way results can be presented in an understandable, insightful way to consultants and customers. In each step of the process, interaction with the analyst and/or customer needs to be supported.

This assignment intends to further develop a process to handle different supply chain complexity and alignment in a single approach that we want to apply to our customers. Regarding data we also like to have any algorithm that can be used in supporting this approach. We expect that using of an algorithm will lead to a significant performance increase to our customers regarding data but also for implementing planning solutions.

Concepts, the approach and the outcomes of the study and possible algorithm will be presented to and discussed with internal customers (business units within EyeOn).

The data science and solutions team have a strong basis and long history in handling complex supply chains where the planning solutions needs to be implemented. In order to make a real step, we are looking for a candidate that combines methodological skills, capability to think in terms of supply chain optimization and data engineering processes, with a good sense of presentation. This makes the assignment very challenging. The assignment will be highly rewarding because it has the potential to help a large group of companies to the next level of planning and insights.

The planned project start is as soon as possible. The anticipated duration of the project is 6 – 8 months, full time.

 Profile candidate

  • A university study in Econometrics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Industrial Engineering or similar
  • Working location: Aarle-Rixtel

Data Science and Solutions (DS²)

During your graduate internship you will become part of the team Data Science & Solution (DS²), which is one of the most innovative teams within our industry. EyeOn DS² is the team that:

  • Performs data analysis and assessments based on analytical tools in Dataiku like R, Python, Matlab and Tableau;
  • Implements cloud based planning solutions for our international customers like Astellas, Lekkerland, Sano Rice and Coca Cola;
  • Helps companies make better forecasting and planning decisions based on quantitative analysis and analytical models.

We are creative minds with a passion for analytics, forecasting- and planning algorithms and a fascination for big data.
DS² is a believer in the future of IoT, Big Data and Machine Learning. They develop and implement new and innovative solutions for our customers based on the latest technologies and insights.

Why work for EyeOn?

  • A great place to work in a no-nonsense environment
  • A challenging internship at one of the best European onsultancy firms in forecasting and planning
  • A giant leap in your personal development
  • High level of autonomy

For more information about EyeOn and/or this assignment, please contact jurgen.maas@eyeon.nl

About EyeOn

In striving for success, large companies have to continuously struggle against growing internal complexity. We help our clients manage this complexity by designing, implementing and executing excellent planning processes as a discriminating factor for this success. In order to achieve this, we develop and share knowledge about top level planning and forecasting, with constantly demonstrable return on investment for our clients.
For additional information check our corporate site.

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