Production Planner Scheduler to lay out the production schedule on our assets to meet on-time in full customer deliveries and at the same time optimize labor requirements and raw material requirements. This position covers the production planning and scheduling process for all production assets and operates as the interface between the market support department, operations team, Purchasing, and Shipping & Receiving.
Lay out a firm and efficient production schedule for all open orders and manages the production forecast for the entire year.
Confirms orders to market support within 24h and acts as an interface between operations and market support
Expedite materials from their respective sources: interplant, purchasing. Effectively collaborate and interface with quality, purchasing and manufacturing to coordinate workflow and resolve issues.
Investigate and analyze discrepancies on production deliverables and provides solutions to support customer needs.
Supports the trial process and initiate bills of material and perform necessary system maintenance as needed.
Develop pull targets to facilitate the flow of materials for production. Maintain a workflow that provides the highest productivity levels. Monitor raw material inventories, track progress of production and review factors that affect schedules.
Execute, document and distribute KPI reports on a daily basis which are used as tools for decision making by the management team
Manage planning parameters and inventory to target levels. Determine finished goods and work in progress inventory levels based on inventory strategies and business policies.
Drive root cause analysis and problem solving individually and cross-functionally with others.
Analyze plant capacity and manage product conversions and new product introductions independently.
Partner with Sales/Market support to understand demand forecast and determine appropriate production plans.
Is responsible to keep SAP/ MES and communication tool (e.g. excel spread sheet) to other departments up to date at any time
Reviews on a regular basis with MS regarding closing out SO/ PO in order to keep RM sales demand accurate
Reviews on a regular basis with Procurement RM demand and makes sure CM25 and MD04 are accurate and reliable
Checks RM (for coating) and WIP (for slitting) availability for upcoming orders, in order to ensure a smooth and constant production run, and minimize change overs
Identifies improvement potentials, as well as RO errors and works with cross functional teams to show accurate production requirements in the system and clear communication to the operations team
Hosts regular calls with key stake holders to have all parties aligned on production sequence and priorities.
Communicates to operations priority assets that need to be staffed
Education and /or Experience
2-4 years of material control systems experience including production control, inventory control or scheduling
Associate’s degree or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree in a Supply Chain (Operations, Logistics) related field is preferred.
Extensive knowledge in Microsoft applications required and knowledge of mainframe/ERP systems highly required (spec. SAP)
Strong understanding of inventory control techniques
Knowledge of bill of material required
Previous experience with Lean Six Sigma, and KanBan preferred
Knowledge of lean manufacturing and APICS certification desirable
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
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