The Scheduler is responsible for the daily prioritization of production and communication of priorities within assigned work centers. Prioritization must ensure a smooth and cost-efficient flow of operational resources and processes to help meet customer ship dates, revenue and production goals. The Scheduler has extensive responsibilities for communicating with internal customers, leadership and colleagues to achieve objectives. This role is also responsible for identifying process improvements within Scheduling and participating in cross-functional projects.
Effectively utilize ERP (SAP) and Microsoft Excel to create and drive a comprehensive schedule for equipment and processes. Select the most economical production path for each job based on product make-up, time constraints, equipment capability and capacity. Schedulers will be expected to have the ability to schedule all areas of production. Analyze workload demands against capacity at execution to identify issues and recommend options for ensuring deadlines are met. Create standard and ad hoc reports to support capacity discussions within manufacturing lead time. Monitor and reprioritize work as needed to ensure that customer expectations are met.Update ERP with any changes in a timely manner. Ensure that MCS team members and all production areas are aware of priority jobs and drive for quick resolution of issues that could prevent the job from meeting the ship date. Partner with assigned department(s) to determine staffing requirements based on capacity information from ERP. Assist operations managers and Planners to set and control production priorities to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction in meeting promise dates. Actively lead and support process improvements within Scheduling to include system utilization, standard work and policy development. Perform additional duties and tasks as assigned.
Partner with Account Representatives on balancing competing demands.
Offer scenarios to operations for resolving capacity challenges, including overtime.
Provide occasional work direction to Planning Department for releasing of work.
Advocate for internal and external customers in production decisions.
Support change management with stakeholders when pursuing process improvements.
Four-year degree plus 1-2 years experience in a manufacturing plant, a 2-year degree plus 5-7 years experience or a H.S. diploma plus 10-12 years experience. APICS Certification a plus.
High level of proficiency with ERP (preferably SAP) or printing/packaging scheduling systems
Proficiency with MS Office; strong Excel skills
Working knowledge of supply chain management concepts and application of within job-shop manufacturing
Proven skills in time management and multi-tasking responsibilities
Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and an independent problem solver
Ability to expand work hours to meet deadlines and workload fluctuations
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