A production planner is responsible for coordinating and optimizing the scheduling of manufacturing processes & resources to ensure efficient and timely production of goods or services. Their role involves balancing demand & supply, monitoring inventory levels and implementing strategies to enhance overall production efficiency.

Job Description

In order to schedule production in accordance with demand and quality standards, we are searching for a competent Production Planner. It will be up to you to make sure our products are made on schedule and profitably distributed. A skilled Production Planner is knowledgeable about manufacturing processes and how to make them more efficient. They have excellent problem-solving abilities and are well-organized and results-driven. Proficiency in computer usage and communication is highly advantageous for this position. Maintaining a seamless and economical flow of our production processes is the aim.

The following are the responsibilities of a Production Planner:

  • Coordinating the production process for a single product or several
  • Organizing and ranking tasks to provide optimal efficiency and minimal downtime
  • Calculating the number of workers, machinery, and raw materials required to meet demand for production

Principal Responsibilities

  • Organize the production process for one or more items.
  • To guarantee optimal performance and the least amount of delay, schedule and rank your tasks.
  • Assess the amount of labor, machinery, and raw materials required to meet the demand for manufacturing.
  • Assign employees and other personnel to specific production tasks.
  • Adjust the schedule based on production requirements.
  • Keep an eye on projects to make sure they are completed on schedule and within budget. Deal with problems when they emerge, trying to cause the least amount of disturbance.
  • Obtain output data, such as the quantity of completed goods and the proportion of defective products.
  • Create and turn in performance and status reports.
  • Maintain file organization
  • Work together with quality assurance, warehousing, and other employees

Qualifications and Abilities

  • Demonstrated expertise in production planning
  • Outstanding familiarity with the concepts of quality control and production planning
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing Resource Planning II (MRP II)
  • Working familiarity with ERP and MS Office
  • Proficient in statistics and math
  • Strong aptitude for organizing and solving problems
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • A high school diploma; ideally, further training or certification

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the role of a Production Planner?

Production planners coordinate and optimize manufacturing schedules to ensure efficient production processes.

How can I track the status of my order or production schedule?

Contact the Production Planner directly or check with the designated point of contact for updates.

What information is crucial for Production Planners to create effective schedules?

Clear production goals, inventory levels, and accurate demand forecasts are essential inputs for effective planning.

Can adjustments be made to production schedules if there are changes in demand or priorities?

Yes, Production Planners regularly adjust schedules to accommodate changes in demand, priorities, or unforeseen circumstances.

How can I provide feedback or communicate issues regarding the production process?

Reach out to the Production Planner directly or use designated communication channels to address concerns or provide feedback.