Production Planning Supervisor

Dairy Farmers of America

Richmond, IN

General Purpose

Provide supervision to employees in the production plant. Work with managers of other departments and serve as a liaison to oversee the planning of production and run schedules to ensure that customer demands and production needs are met in a timely manner.



Sunday-Thursday, 11:00pm-7:00am


Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise or participate in the development of the master schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates for customer demands
  • Supervise or participate in the analysis of production specifications and plant capacity data while monitoring the mathematical calculations performed to determine manufacturing processes, tools, and manpower requirements.
  • Translate orders into a sequential work schedule and monito variance reports. Communicate discrepancies to appropriate area leaders.
  • Plan and schedule workflow for each department and operation according to previously established production sequences and lead times.
  • Maintain sequence of operations and update as changes occur.
  • Expedite operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
  • Ensure WIP paperwork is completed in a timely manner.
  • Verify customer production orders are received and met on a timely basis consistent with customer demands
  • Compile data and facts on inventory level and advise management on appropriate plan for increasing or reducing inventory levels as needed to achieve company goals
  • Review and recommend scheduling revisions to meet changes in production forecasts and product inventory supplies
  • Coordinate the activities associated with this function in order to meet customer (internal and external) requirements in an efficient manner
  • Maintain and improve all warehouse facilities and equipment to acceptable standards that support production requirements
  • Develop and implement material standards and the necessary control and inspection procedures to improve product quality and reduce downtime
  • Actively communicate with employees through shift meetings and informal methods
  • Proactively look for ways to increase operational efficiency and contain costs. Think creatively and abstractly to develop alternative possibilities to drive improvement
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required