Production Scheduling Manager

AP Professionals of WNY
July 12, 2022
North Tonawanda
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Job Description: 

Responsible for the ERP/MRP system and all production and scheduling, to include but not limited to the following:

  • MRP/ERP, as Production Manager/Master Scheduler is responsible for the MRP system and how it is set up and managed.
  • Manages production planners and traffic personnel for proper scheduling of product and orders, which includes
    • Issue work orders for component parts, subassemblies, and final assemblies consistent with schedules suggested by MRP output reports.
    • Schedule changes suggested by MRP exception reports after consultation with Manufacturing Manager or Purchasing Department personnel.
    • Report anticipated schedule delays to Operations Manager.
    • Forward inventory error data to Master Scheduler if an error is suspected during schedule analysis.
    • Production related duties including issuing of manufacturing and assembly work orders in a manner consistent with the requirements of the master production schedule.
    • Schedule changes suggested by MRP exception reports after consulting with Senior Planner, Manufacturing Manager, or Purchasing Department.
  • Responsible that information in MRP/ERP system is correct to properly release orders and purchase parts.
  • Responsible that planning parameters are set up systematically for current needs and driving requirements. Be able to look into giving specific reasons for requirements or make changes as necessary.
  • Responsible for Inventory accuracy and when inventory changes are made. (Parts cannot be added/removed without approval).
  • Responsible for accurate scheduling and prioritizing of shop orders working with Sales and other departments, which also includes
    • Day to day scheduling of shipments
    • Control on work order releases for shop control and to prevent excessive orders on the floor
    • New sales order review to determine if delivery dates can be obtained based on long lead items, capacity loading and what the job actually requires.
    • Prioritization of work orders in manufacturing.
    • Long lead item planning, ordering and quantities required, working with the Purchasing department for parts that are to be sub-contracted based on future capacity and demand.
    • Recommending and determining proper schedules for sub-contracted items.
    • Notification of priority changes and reschedules.
  • Working with CRP reports, responsible to report manufacturing and capacity issues in advance of the problem.
    • Regular use of CRP reporting, to send out materials, show where problems are and report on future issues.
    • Insure that CRP reporting is accurate from personnel, to scheduling of orders.
  • Responsible for accuracy and use of dispatch list which is the Production Managers job to manage and work with planners for proper updating of planning information.
    • MRP need dates must be updated to show when an item is needed.
    • This allows Manufacturing to use the system to know which job to do next, and results in manual priority lists not being required.
  • Production Manager has direct responsibility for inventory and how it is managed.
    • Planning parameters are to be accurate and reviewed periodically. Including lead times, forecasting, safety stock, and EOQ requirements.
    • Addition of safety stock needs are to be reviewed/approved by the Sales Manager and VP.
    • Components released for manufacturing are to be for what is actually needed, additional stock is not to be made unless requirements as indicated above create demand.
    • Work directly with the Purchasing Manager to control parts being ordered, need dates, and where they are to be machined.
  • Regularly coach and appraise performance of personnel to achieve maximum performance (using both formal and informal coaching discussions and feedback mechanisms).
  • Identify substandard performance and invest the appropriate amount of time and energy to improve behavior. Reward and recognize good performance.
  • Administer department and Company policies and procedures as part of management.

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements: 

  • Bachelors level degree or equivalent is required
  • 5+ years' management level experience is required, preferably in a production/management environment.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to be hands-on as well as strategic. To manage in a fast-paced environment and make quick decisions. Strong oral and written communication skills with a drive to learn and continuously improve.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours; days, overtime, and weekend work.
  • Experience in a Union shop environment.
  • Production, assembly, and machine shop experience is a plus.
  • Safety, including experience with OSHA requirements.
  • Experience with an ERP/MRP Production Planning System including planning, production, and inventory control.
  • ISO 9000 Quality Systems
  • Experience in cost reduction programs, facility and work station lay out, and machine tool optimization in a job shop environment.
  • Person must have knowledge and experience in manufacturing systems, 5S improvement methodologies, lean manufacturing philosophies, and DMAIC, to be able to identify, analyze, correct, and report on system capabilities and capacity planning.


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