Production Planning and Scheduling

Establish and implement strategic production planning and scheduling to meet production targets and cycle time indices



Competency Area

Supply Chain and Production Planning Management


Interpret production plans and schedules to coordinate production activities

Analyse past production rates and articulate impact on new production plans

Present data and analyses to support and maximise accuracy of forecasts

Plan production activities and timelines according to organisational requirements and resource availability

Communicate production plans to relevant personnel

Manage resources and manpower required to meet schedules

Monitor actual production rates against plans and adjust as necessary

Establish production plans and schedules to meet production objectives and targets

Identify production priorities to meet customer and market expectations, and set targets

Forecast production demand against internal capacity and resources

Identify and confirm resource requirements

Formulate production plans, highlighting key timelines, deliverables and accountabilities

Define production targets required to meet cycle time indices

Develop schedules to match production priorities

Schedule planned shutdowns at suitable times

Adjust production schedules in response to typical and atypical variables

Respond to unplanned events to minimise disruptions and optimise efficiency

Track and investigate variances to production plans

Follow review procedures to identify opportunities to improve scheduling processes

Align and integrate production plans within a department, across departments, and with organisational business priorities

Define production priorities to meet business strategies

Resolve conflicting demands among different production teams and activities

Evaluate production and cycle time performance against production plans

Drive production planning and scheduling improvement projects

Identify potential planning and scheduling problems and produce appropriate contingency plans

Liaise with production departments to maintain current and future planning objectives