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Production Planner/Master Scheduler 3

Date: Feb 26, 2018

Location: Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

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The Master Scheduling position will be responsible for creation and maintenance of a valid master schedule for material and capacity by effectively balancing supply and demand for a product. 

Working with the management team, the position also contributes to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices. This position will also interact with the Sales Operations, Manufacturing, Product Group, Finance, Inventory, and Supply Chain functions.



  • Develop a working knowledge of the company’s products and processes to ensure optimal master schedule stability, order creation, rescheduling, load-leveling, etc.
  • Analyze the demand and supply balance at the product family and master schedule levels, determining out-of-balance conditions, identifying alternatives, and recommending action for approval.
  • Work with sales, marketing, and manufacturing to better understand competitive lead times for master scheduled items.  Seek ways to reduce internal lead times as well as lead times to the customer.
  • Challenge current manufacturing strategies for all product lines to be sure the best and most customer-oriented strategy is being used.  Look for ways to move the company to make-to-order manufacturing.
  • Conduct rough-cut capacity planning prior to publishing a master schedule in which significant changes have occurred.
  • Summarize daily and weekly master schedules for released and firm planned orders and compare these to the production plan to ensure that the master schedule is within Sales and operations planning policy.
  • Work within policy guidelines pertaining to master scheduling.  Observe and follow all stated master scheduling procedures.
  • Identify, negotiate, and resolve conflicts with respect to material and capacity availability and order promising integrity.
  • Inform management when demand cannot be met, and recommend alternatives on how the requested demand could still be satisfied.
  • Create a master schedule that levels work being released to manufacturing and at the same time satisfied customer demand.


Organizational Effectiveness

  • Utilize resources and efforts for beneficial Returns on Investment
  • Increase the accuracy and efficiency of master production schedule through improvements to each function as well as coordination and communication between functions.
  • Drive initiatives in the management team and organizationally that contribute to long-term operational excellence.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

Job Segment: Scheduler, Supply, Supply Chain, Customer Service, Operations

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