The Production Control Analyst ensures that daily production requirements are met through analysis and reporting of production status. The position works with management team to ensure that deadlines and schedules are met and thereby preventing line stoppages/delays to maintain a high level of customer service.
As an individual contributor, the production control analyst’s primary functions include the following:
Driving daily production efficiencies by releasing/sequencing the manufacturing orders related to specific product lines and/or assigned project work based on material/capacity availability and using the Differential Planning strategy specified in the materials planning playbook. (Rockwell Automation: A Guide for Materials Planning).
Managing material availability by setting/monitoring SAP exceptions, actual component usage, and following-up with suppliers on parts and materials needed to support operations.
Responsibility for inventory levels related to specific product lines and/or assigned project work. Assist Central Material Analyst and Master Schedulers in problem-solving and executing appropriate countermeasures for deviations from planned inventory levels (MIN / MAX stocking violations).
Working with the Central Material Analysts to review inventory planning parameters to establish/maintain appropriate customer service driven safety stock/reorder point levels for components and/or finished goods based on processes specified in the materials planning playbook. (Rockwell Automation: A Guide for Materials Planning).
Working with the Master Schedulers and Manufacturing Engineers to thoroughly understand and advise on managing short term/long term capacities to minimize the cause for past due orders.
Creating, modifying, and maintaining realistic material, manufacturing and procurement strategies for new product introductions/phase out products to support the NPM (new product manufacturing) process.
Working with the Master Scheduler to comprehend the monthly production of safety stock or targeted finished goods inventories.
Bachelor's of Science in Engineering or Bachelor's of Arts in Operations/Materials/Business or equivalent knowledge.
A minimum of two years experience in a production and inventory/material control, operations, purchasing, or production planning environment.
APICS (CPIM/CIRM/CSCP) certification preferred or completed within 24 months in position.
Evidence of analytical aptitude.
Advanced manufacturing systems/ planning knowledge – ERP experience. SAP system knowledge strongly preferred.
Advanced PC user – Must be able to use software packages including; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Rockwell Automation - 18 months ago
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