Planning

Planning

Without planning, there is no supply chain.

Supply Planning Managers oversee all aspects of supply planning, working closely with the other key areas of a supply chain, such as logistics and technical operations, to be able to meet and support customer demand. Developing and implementing a supply strategy to deliver lower costs, streamlining inventory and maximizing customer satisfaction is the end-goal to all in supply chain planning. Ultimately, like all areas of the supply chain, planning wants to get products to the right place, at the scheduled time.

Demand and supply often varies, and it is the responsibility of planning experts to also manage and maintain inventory and materials. Being able to effectively manage what is and what isn’t available within a supply chain, whether that is products being moved, to shipping containers being available to transport goods, planners are involved throughout.

Planners need to be ready for every eventual scenario, the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit both provide examples on how supply chains can be heavily impacted by external pressures, with many ‘just in time’ chains breaking. They need to maintain relationships and visibility across manufacturers and production facilities, as well as suppliers and distributors, to keep the supply chain connected at all time. The key to success according to some senior supply chain planners, are ‘partnerships’.

On-time delivery is critical, especially to supply planner specialists who are working in certain industries, such as life sciences or agriculture, as some goods can expire. This is why one of the most desirable skills is being able to develop, implement and evaluate policies and procedures to improve the supply planning process. Considering sales and operations throughout, streamlining the process to speed up supply chains is highly sought after.

Planning Jobs

Plant Manager
Negotiable, Des Moines

The ideal candidate for this role will bring food and beverage manufacturing experience in a mana...

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Demand Planning Manager
Negotiable, Las Vegas

Title: Senior Demand Planning Manager Summary: If you are interested in a Senior Demand Planning ...

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Demand Planner
Negotiable, Tampa

Demand Planner Location: Tampa, FL Working Situation: Remote or Hybrid A fast-growing, internatio...

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Logistics Manager - Global
Negotiable, Missouri River Township

Logistics Manager, Global Looking for a role with growth potential and technically advanced respo...

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Procurement/ Supply Chain Manager - Energy
Negotiable, Melbourne

Providing strategic advice and detailed content for supply chain plans and value propositions for...

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Senior Purchasing Demand Planner
Negotiable, California

Overview: A leading chemical manufacturing company in Los Angeles, CA is currently looking for a ...

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Director Supply Chain Planning
Negotiable, Montvale

Title: Director Supply Chain Planning Company Profile: A leading chemicals and consumer goods com...

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Demand Planning Manager
Negotiable, Los Angeles

Overview: Since its beginnings in 1971, this leading chemical manufacturing company has produced ...

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Safety Specialist
Negotiable, Michigan

With a portfolio of life-changing technologies, this company is a leader in the health care indus...

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