Production planning managers are in charge of developing effective strategies to increase production efficiency and output. They are responsible for creating a better workflow that uses company resources more effectively. In addition, one of the production planning manger's main duties is to create new initiatives that boost product quality, reduce waste, and increase profit. Planning managers oversee all aspects all the production process and recommend changes as needed. They observe competitors' techniques to improve their company offerings. They also must maintain an accurate inventory of items produced, as well as ensure all company and industry standards and regulations are followed. Additionally, production planning managers share information about future production changes with other managers and follow strict safety rules.
Production Planning Manager Tasks
Analyze and optimize flow of goods throughout the organization, particularly backlog and shipping/receiving.
Collaborate across departments and analyze metrics to assess progress towards goals.
Lead work planning process and sequencing, including ensuring adequate staffing and resources.
Advise management about taking on new business and capacity planning.