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Master Scheduler / Planner

Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: Jingjiang, CN

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary

Maintain monthly IBP and/or weekly MPS in order to balance demand and supply within available capacity and set Inventory targets. Orchestrate the cross-functional IBP and/or MPS activities following the GKN Aerospace standard.

Job Responsibilities

  • Orchestrate Planning (IBP) and/or Scheduling (MPS) activites beyond the current week time horizon.
  • Create and maintain plans and schedules to ensure 100% customer demand supply while maintaining Inventory targets and optimizing plant capacity.
  • Plan and/or schedule production for specified products and production lines understanding all the physical and manning constraints.
  • Ensure that IBP and/or MPS:
    • Is feasible and balanced against resource / demonstrated capacity,
    • Includes all phase-in/out, localization and transfer plans as well as new programmes development/prototyping,
    • Is based on agreed working calendar and includes all planned downtime (Holiday, routine maintenance, Line closures, etc.),
    • Is in line with Supplier/Subcontractor available capacity,
    • Production Past Dues are re-scheduled weekly
  • Provide input for Material Requirement Planning / Vendor Scheduling process,
  • Proactively communicate/escalate to the management team potential MPS issues/constraints to trigger preventive actions in order to mitigate supply failure risk,
  • Support operations in monitoring manufacturing output/performance against the schedule/plan, challenging and understanding whenever performance differs from standard,
  • Support Programme Management in analyzing Inventory levels in order to optimize/challenge current status and search for improvement opportunities,
  • Provide communication/feedback to Customer Service / PM in case of any potential supply issues and also in order to improve Forecast accuracy,
  • Liase with PM team to support and coordinate all production planning related new programme launch/prototyping activities,
  • Ensure processes relevant KPI’s are monitored and PDCA approach applied with A3 in case of deviation to ensure targets are delivered in a sustainable way (e.g.: Schedule Adherence, Customer DSA, Cash Conversion Cycle),
  • Manage or take active part in SC and Plant performance related continuous improvement projects/activities,
  • Support Operations in the anaylisis of Master Schedule Adherence,
  • Ensure system Master Data is up to date for all planning and scheduling purposes