Reporting to the Master Scheduler, the Production Scheduler is responsible for the optimization of the master production plan to support the successful execution of shop orders to meet on-time delivery requirements to internal and external customers. This key role in the supply chain optimizes production schedules in line with manufacturing capabilities to meet customer order requirements and monitors the performance of the areas scheduled to ensure the impact to customer orders is minimized.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as deemed necessary.
Optimizes and balances the daily load of work centers to provide the most effective plan to achieve world class on-time delivery (96+%).
Creates production orders.
Coordinates alternative options to manufacture or arranges outsourcing of products to overcome equipment and/or capacity constrained work centers.
Establishes and maintains good relationships with customers to ensure open communication of the plan to fulfill customer requirements.
Monitors and reports on manufacturing attainment to the production schedule and expedites, as required.
Communicates with customer support as issues arise that affect the ability to deliver on time.
Maintains the data integrity of the ERP system by demonstrating skillful data analysis and techniques to resolve missing/incomplete information and/or inconsistencies in routine research/data.
Addresses order changes and/or cancellations and processes any returns while addressing any associated fees.
Improves the supply chain processes continuously with other schedulers, Sales, Sourcing, vendors, operations and any other personnel required to optimize area flow and resource utilization.
Identifies and develops improvements to the production planning and scheduling system, which includes use of ERP and other automated systems.
Develops a full understanding of available planning tools and incorporates in job requirements.
Provides support to the other Production Schedulers and department personnel as required.
Maintains and improves work instruction documentation to ensure accuracy per ISO requirements.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, or Production Management.
4 years of experience in manufacturing scheduling or other related supply chain field.
CPIM certification (APICS certification).
High degree of computer literacy, including Microsoft applications and appropriate operations-related applications. ERP (such as IFS) experience in MRP and capacity planning tools preferred.
Strong understanding of manufacturing processes, inventory turn goals, capacity planning, and overall inventory management.
Ability to work from blueprints and specifications.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Ability to analyze/evaluate data to make proactive decisions independently.
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