Production schedulers determine and set daily, weekly, and monthly manufacturing schedules. This role requires superior organization and planning skills, since production schedulers examine customer orders, available staff and inventory, and machinery capabilities to effectively set and manage production schedules.
In addition, production schedulers monitor manufacturing performance and actively adjust schedules in response to equipment failures or supply shortages. They also identify opportunities to make processes more efficient and cut down on production costs through more effective scheduling.
Modify Production Schedules
- In addition to developing the initial manufacturing schedules, the production scheduler adjusts based on changing conditions.
- Enhance Internal Processes - The production scheduler identifies opportunities to improve the manufacturing or production process through more effective schedule management
- Prepare Production Reports - Production schedulers also prepare reports outlining production activities and effectiveness.
- Develop Production Schedule -The primary responsibility of the production scheduler is determining daily, weekly, or monthly production activities based on a variety of factors. While developing a schedule, the production scheduler may examine work orders or customer requests, expected delivery dates, plant personnel and equipment capabilities, and inventory availability. The production scheduler then balances these elements to create an actionable and efficient production schedule.
Experience/Technical/Other Skills Requirements
•Prior experience working in electronics background is a plus.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
•Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
•Prior experience working in a manufacturing ERP system is a plus.
•Excellent excel abilities is a plus.