Thursday, 20 September 2012

Caterpillar - Production Scheduler SG 21(Job Number: 120004HY) - Base in Batam


As a Production Scheduler at Caterpillar, you will develop and manage a production scheduling process to maximize efficiency and optimize use of resources/assets internally while retaining enough flexibility to ensure that all customer needs are met in a timely and cost effective way.  You are responsible to attain key supply chain performance metrics across velocity and order-to-delivery.

Production Schedulers perform the following job duties:

  • Develops a production plan to accommodate customer demand within practical production capabilities
  • Balances conflicting objectives of employment stability, efficient manufacturing and appropriate inventory levels to develop the production plan
  • Develops schedules for each prime product configuration, attachments and related products.
  • Monitors external issues thatimpact scheduling, including:
    • work stoppage at key suppliers
    • legal issues related to manpower
    • opening, closing and softening of markets due to economic and political situations
  • Develops availability and inventory strategies that satisfy product needs of the Annual Business Plan shipment forecast.
  • Assists facility supply chain leaders in developing inventory strategies to reconcile fluctuating demand and the need for factory stability while minimizing inventory investment.
  • Monitors the production plan and modifies as needed to maintain acceptable product availability and inventory levels.
  • Collects, monitors and analyzes actual results against business variables of the Annual Business Plan forecasts such as:
    • sales to users
    • orders
    • shipments
    • factory and dealer inventory.
  • Adjusts ABP forecast for supply constraints such as machinery, equipment, manpower, etc.
  • Leads and manages a project team inside the facility
  • Works closely with corporate supply chain groups to ensure robust capacity planning and constraint management is completed
  • Allocates product in short supply based on margin, forecasts, large project requirements, special customers, etc.
  • Provides subject matter expertise to project teams addressing supply constraints, performing impact analysis and data.
  • Reviews scheduling activities for commercial entity products not scheduled at facility to ensure schedules are consistent with product strategies.
  • Develops phasein / phaseout schedule plans for New Product Introduction


Required Qualifications:
  • College or university degree (or equivalent) in a supply chain or manufacturing related
  • A minimum of 4 years of supply chain / manufacturing-related work experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, communications, teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Strong knowledge of economic conditions and markets
  • Experience in product scheduling

Desired Qualifications:
  • APICS Certification
  • 6 Sigma Project management knowledge and / or experience

Unposting Date

 - Oct 19, 2012, 10:59:59 PM

Primary Location

 - Indonesia-Riau-Batam-BATAM01-Batam, Indonesia

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