Production Planner

Ferndale, Michigan

Post Date: 04/04/2017 Job ID: 6551 Industry: Supply Chain Pay Rate: 50000

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The Distribution Resource Planner is responsible for satisfying requirements for customer orders from outside warehouses by notifying Production when products are needed, analyzing outstanding customer orders, and interacting with Sales and Customer Service personnel. 


Education – Minimum of a High School Diploma required. Associates Degree preferred.

Knowledge – Experience in Microsoft Excel and Word required. SAP and Purchasing planning experience desired.

Experience –  1 to 2 years in a manufacturing environment.

Personal Skills – Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated math skills; ability to work various hours; ability to work with minimal supervision. 

  • Adjusts inventory levels as necessary, setting appropriate Order Quantity and Safety Stock based on current forecast and policy.
  • Review and advise status on Outstanding Customer Orders and analyze and report root cause and corrective actions.
  • Process outside warehouse picks for DRP shipments and add-ons.
  • Builds trucks to appropriate weight requirements.
  • Coordinates changes for warehouse shipping requirements with logistics and shipping.
  • Processes warehouse picks for DRP shipments and add-ons.
  • Researches and analyzes customer complaints.
  • Reviews/dispositions and takes necessary action on items that have Planning action required; slow/no moving inventory.
  • Communicates with Sales and Customer Service usage information and makes all appropriate stock level changes to the item masters; and coordinates movement of material to other stockrooms where needed.
  • Run MRP Planner for export requests.
  • Back up for cycle count program.


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