Material Planner Responsibilities and Duties

Coordinate with operations, engineering, purchasing and quality to attain production goals.

Offer and track promised customer ship dates.

Meet schedules to dedicate time on shop floor, supermarkets and warehouse areas.

Resolve capacity issues by prioritized scheduling and suggestions.

Update production tracking and reporting reports.

Review and interpret bills of material construction.

Analyze changing material demand patterns.

Plan material to attain company metrics like turns and customer fill rate.

Interface with vendors and forecast material integrity.

Oversee and improve vendor performance.

Analyze SAP generated forecasts on reasonableness and accuracy.

Introduce new product, engineering changes and customer conversions.

Reflect vendor purchase order changes.

Process customer order enquiries, schedule changes and cancellations.

Determine, research and correct material inventory discrepancy causes.

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