Arrow Gear Company
  • 08-Jun-2017 to 07-Aug-2017 (CST)
  • Production Control
  • Downers Grove, IL, USA
  • Full Time


The Master Production Scheduler is responsible for developing the master production plan to satisfy customer demand while carrying minimum effective inventory. The position will be responsible for providing the plant with a monthly production plan consistent with the plant capacity and sales forecast. The planner is responsible for desired inventory levels for finished goods. The sales forecasts, new business opportunities, customer expectations and internal supply constraints will be used to develop production plans by month. Strong collaboration across departments will be critical to meeting business goals.

Primary Responsibilities:

         Develop and manage a Master production Plan for designated products. Utilize the production capacity, taking into consideration the sales forecast, historical sales and new business opportunities.

         Perform supply demand analysis highlighting areas of concern for the next twelve months.

         Make delivery commitments on MTO (made to order) products, which involve checking uncommitted material and availability of capacity.

         Creation and release of shop orders based on sales requirements.

         Insure coordination with plant schedulers to execute Production Plan on a weekly and month basis.

         Monitor actual output versus the Master Production Plan.   Identify gaps and drive solutions, including a metric for production performance to the production performance to the requested production schedule.

         Review sales forecast with leadership team and suggest modifications consistent with knowledge of current or historical demand.

         Timely reporting of metrics.


Required Education/Experience/Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Experience in managing manufacturing processes, productivity and efficiency measurements.
  • Experience using MRP/ERP systems.
  • Minimum 5 years Master Scheduling and Inventory Control.
  • Experience with MTO products and JIT inventory aerospace experience highly desirable.
  • Sound knowledge of supply chain processes and procedure including manufacturing planning, supply and demand.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to manage complexity and resolve conflicts that arise from managing multiple priorities.
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