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Robert Half Production Planner in Athol, Massachusetts


The Production Planner is primarily responsible for the ongoing material and production planning of both parts and finished goods to meet on-time delivery (OTD), improving inventory turnover, and maximizing company results. Assumes full responsibility for planning requirements and supply chain management to ensure timely (scheduled) deliveries of goods and services within budget and/or standard costs. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals.


Duties and Responsibilities • Review planned factory workload and capacity availability, sales demand, inventory levels, and customer orders to determine production quantities. • Collaborate with production departments to create efficient production schedules that meet customer demands and accommodate maintenance and shutdowns. • Review daily reports to identify critical supply issues – investigate, inform, and define needed action to resolve, minimizing delays • Manage the creation and confirmation of production orders, synchronizing timing and expediting as needed. • Manage inventory by maintaining levels at defined targets. • Compiling status and performance reports and submitting to management in a timely manner. • Establish work instructions for each planning-scheduling process. • Determine material requirements from Engineering and production schedules and coordinate the efficient movement of materials through production cycle; • Take on special assignments as warranted; such as projects to resource commodities; • Conducts business by using appropriate judgment for actions, maintains high standard of work behaviors. • Ensure that the highest quality standards are maintained in all functions & responsibilities of the job as well as executed in a manner, which supports the company’s quality standards; • Establish work instructions for each planning-scheduling and purchasing process; • Maintain Metrics; • Support Lean activities and initiatives; • Support EHS activities and initiatives; • Perform other duties/special projects as assigned

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