Production and Transport Planner

  • Location
    Abertillery, Newport
  • Salary
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Transport and Rail
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Transport & Logistics - Transport & Logistics

Produce schedules and production so that the flow of material meets production requirements and ensures optimization of resource

Review tonnage scheduled against manning to ensure feasibility Assign products to machines

Create and prioritise batches onto individual machine schedules and give to production team Record and submit appropriate data into production database for traceability

Monitor production activity and analyse production data to attain the necessity to reschedule due to deviations

Adjust schedules to accommodate backlogs, design changes and material or labour shortages Identify outstanding orders and schedule into production as a priority

Liaise with key stakeholders to ensure production schedules are delivered to meet standards and deadlines

Analyse scheduled tonnage for the day to identify levels above or below capacity

Chase additional contracts through different depots/contracts team/companies when production

capacity is not at optimum

Notify contracts team expected delivery dates

Notify contracts team to extend delivery dates with customers when tonnage over capacity

Confirm production requirements with contracts team to ensure the customer still wants the scheduled production when appropriate

Confirm with production team that the content of the work schedule is achievable with the manning expertise and machine availability

Confirm with production that they understand loading requirements

Identify opportunities for loading optimisation with the transport and production team

Plan, prioritise and monitor the delivery of goods to maximise utilisation of transport availability

Analyse production output to ensure it meets contract requirements

Allocate deliveries to individual hauliers based on geographical and cost implications Communicate regularly to suppliers our haulier requirements

Monitor due and processed dispatches through the retrieval of outbound dispatch documentation Transfer dispatch documentation to transport tracking system for traceability

Perform trailer checks to ensure loading reflects the what has been scheduled

Resolve problems that occur from production deviations, customer requirement changes or haulier issues

Liaise with production team to understand schedule deviations

Communicate with hauliers any delays in production as soon as they arise to minimise costs

Analyse delivery departure times against expected arrivals using available haulier communication

to establish what is likely to arrive late

Liaise with contracts team to communicate delivery delays Perform trailer checks to analyse what trailers are loaded,

Report deviations to production team when trailers to not match the schedule

Report all haulier related health and safety issues to suppliers and on site personnel Monitor the application and effectiveness of haulier health and safety solutions

Ensure continuous availability of trailers and shutters in line with production requirements

Instruct haulier suppliers to perform MOTs and services for trailers when applicable Monitor trailers available on site daily

Contact hauliers to organise trailer delivery when availability is low

Generate reports

Report key performance indicators to senior management

Track site refused deliveries and report to senior management

Miscellaneous or ad hoc business requirements

Manage specific projects or undertake specific project activity as determined by the business or line manager

Travel to specific locations in order to undertake role requirements as required Represent your function or business at meetings or events as required

Undertake any reasonable request in order to support the needs of the business

Technical competencies






Success Factors

The package details are as follows:

  • Salary: 25k per annum.

  • Working Hours: 39 hours per week.

  • Shifts to be 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday, to 4.00pm Friday.

  • Holiday: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

  • Pension: auto-enrolment at 4%, matched by the Company up to 5%.

  • Life cover at three times basic salary, whilst actively contributing to the pension scheme

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