The Production Controller, reporting directly to the Materials Requirements Planner, acts as the coordinator between Production Scheduling & Production, ensuring any constraints or risks to the Production Schedules are reported & escalated in a proactive manner.
The Production Controller ensures no unauthorised works orders or part numbers are being manufactured and validates work centre performance through Shop Floor Booking analysis. The Production Controller further provides the analysis and escalation of any constraints through reporting and provides Capacity and Doable Plan analysis through existing schedules and reports.
The Production Controller is expected to play a key part in providing the data/detail to the Production Scheduling Team, documenting and supporting plans, and further contributing to company goals and targets on Start-on-Time, On-Time Completion and lead-time analysis.
The Production Controller will be expected to attend meetings, reviews and discussions where applicable, communicating their findings within the above mentioned roles & responsibilities to the necessary teams.
Provide reports, KPI's and information that complies with all company and departmental policies and procedures supporting all departments, managers and teams that have an interest in Production Controller activities.
- Material Resource Planning and Scheduling
- Generating reports
- Capacity Planning
- Providing shop loading schedules in line with MRP/MPS requirements
- Work supporting analysis
- Maintain data integrity and reporting
- Free issue material monitoring and reporting
- Product group control
- Recovery plans and reports
- Lead time monitoring and analysis
- Stock booking and on-time-starts analysis and reporting
- Material resourcing
- Engineering changes (i.e. run times/routings)
- Capacity Utilisation (Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Management)
- Treatments load planning
- Stock parameters
- Routing & Work In Progress changes including transfer of parts
- Bookings and reporting and analysis
- NPD and transfer to MPS
- Understanding of Production Schedules and Drumbeat Reports
- Understanding of Capacity Planning, with a basic awareness of finite & infinite systems and operations
- Ability to create and read reports and provide and support any required analysis.
- Good standard of education - GCSE grade C or above
- 2-3 years' experience managing manufacturing scheduling or similar
- Operational experience within manufacturing environment with good understanding of deadline requirements and customer demands
- Good understanding of Production Processes and various methods
- Good communication and time management skills
- Good IT skills and understanding of Windows based software
- Good interpersonal skills and a flexible approach to work
- Ability to report labour requirements through work centre management