Corning is one of the world’s leadinginnovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.
Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.
Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-
leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings carrier network and enterprise network.
The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications.
The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.
Purpose of Position
Meet customer’s expectations of on time delivery. On a daily basis, assures customer orders are acknowledged utilizing available
resources and materials management techniques
Maintain raw material flow from vendor / supplier by establishing partnerships. Interfaces between production and customer service representatives
Support department and organization growth by analyzing constraints and suggesting projects to implement solutions, as well as meeting the department objectives on more complex product families
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Analyzes customer order requirements and production capacity to acknowledge shipping dates for assigned production areas.
Develops and maintains Master Production Schedule as required by the area supervisor
Monitors inventory levels and implement strategies to maintain it at optimum levels, in order to optimize inventory turns, efficiencies and ensuring supply
Interfaces with corporate customer care representatives (CCR’s) at on-going basis in order to review and / or modify customer requirements as needed
Communicates issues / concerns related to schedule changes caused by design problems, capacity limitations or material shortages to appropriate levels within the organization
Established and maintains communication with internal / external suppliers to improve lead times, and other issues pertaining to raw materials
Ensure finished goods and components are being received and forwarded to the manufacturing facility receiving department accurately & a timmely manner
Ensure accuracy of lead times, safety stock levels, and master data are current
Coordinates lean supply chain efforts to establish strategies as buffering management in order to reduce waste and ensure customer satisfaction
Works with manufacturing department to develop strategies for stocking and / or ramp up plans to satisfy customer orders
Attend & participate on the daily production meetings, weekly core team meetings and other cross-functional meetings
Other tasks as assigned by Planning Supervisor
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Secure raw material components from internal and external suppliers on a timely manner, based on sales expectations (forecast), as well as customer orders for all areas of responsibility
Ensure finished goods and components are being received and forwarded to the manufacturing facility receiving department accurately and on a timely manner
Schedule the customer orders giving a promise ship date, according to the capacity of the lines and raw material availability
Internal and External Customers
Internal ProductionPurchasingShippingQualityImport / ExportEngineeringProduct DevelopmentConfiguration Control TechnologyData Management Organization
External Customer care representativesProduct line managementGSM-ProcurementCommercial marketingCounter-parts from other locations
Personnel Directed None
6. Minimum Knowledge and Skill Requirements
Bachelor’s Business Administration degree or related field
Bachelor’s Industrial, Mechanical, Logistics or Supply Chain related field
APICS, Green Belt or Lean Supply Chain certifications are desired
B. Work Experience
1 year planning, procurement or Supply Chain related experience
Experience with SAP or ERP systems is a plus
Lean Supply Chain knowledge is a plus
Project work engagement
Analytical team player with excellent problem solving skills
Customer service & leadership skills