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Libbey (Toledo, OH) – Master Scheduler

Libbey is hiring a Master Scheduler to join our materials planning team. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining strategic inventory supply plans. This includes creating Master Production Schedules (MPS) for Libbey’s US factories as well as utilizing Libbey’s Global Affiliates and third party partners for capacity management. The Master Scheduler ensures an adequate supply of product to service customer needs while minimizing working inventory investment by assessing demand activity. The Master Scheduler will optimize the balance between fill rates, replenishment costs, transportation costs, and inventory levels.

Qualified candidates will have an ability to problem solve, think analytically, have a high sense of urgency, be able to make rational decisions based on sound judgement and embrace a culture of collaboration and team work.


  • Responsible for developing operating plans and setting inventory turn objectives and meeting those goals.
  • Inventory planning of specific product lines.
  • Create and maintain work orders and/or purchase orders by analyzing supply requirements from MRP.
  • Identify current/potential product shortages, develop and execute recovery, implement corrective action plans.
  • Actively teaming with plant production to implement the MPS to optimize their constraints while still meeting the customer’s expectations.
  • Coordinate all replenishment activities including working with factories, suppliers and international logistics.
  • Maintain close contact on capabilities and capacities of third party supplier factories.
  • Maintain a working knowledge and relationship with key stakeholders including the global supply base, Sales, Marketing, and Global Sourcing as appropriate.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with preferred major in Operations, Supply Chain, Purchasing, International Business, or equivalent experience
  • One to three years’ experience in product planning and/or supply chain
  • APICS or other professional certification desirable
  • Experience within an enterprise resource planning (ERP) environment required
  • Experience working with multiple manufacturing and distribution facilities desirable; plant operations experience a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Willing to actively engage in teaming with others when required. Listen and share knowledge, communicating differing perspectives developing strong business relationships.
  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills.
  • Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal. Detail-oriented and thorough follow-up necessary.
  • Work closely with stakeholders. Develop relationships that can be leveraged appropriately and as needed

TO APPLY: Click HERE. (Link may show as broken, but it is not….we are working on this. – APICS Toledo)

Hirzel Canning Company & Farms (Northwood or Pemberville, OH) – Inventory Control Intern

The Inventory Control Intern is responsible for work order reporting, inventory verification, and inventory support for production planning. Goals to gain full understanding of inventory and production process as they impact the supply chain. This part-time internship will include exposure to all areas of supply chain management, and may include extra duties as time permits.



  • Consult with production supervisor and plant manager to generate work orders dependent on the production schedule published on Google Docs based on sales forecasts
  • Develop mechanisms to improve reporting accuracy of materials consumed, and train ingredient users on the proper methods of movement and storage of ingredients and materials
  • Report consumption of ingredients, packaging, dunnage, and recipes against work orders, and balance out inventories after consumption
  • Work with Purchasing Manager and Production Supervisor to define upcoming shortages and stay ahead of needs
  • Continuous improvement and updating of routing instructions by product to capture formulation notes and make routing pertinent to the production of the products
  • Update routing labor assignments to better reflect actual production activities and match work station/labor reporting


  • Keep LAS locations clean and free of incorrectly scanned and units not scanned and develop strategies to keep this from happening
  • Give feedback to Warehouse Supervisor when improper scans lead to reporting issues
  • Give feedback to Production Supervisor when improper recording of lots, units and quantities lead to reporting issues
  • Spot check packaging and ingredient inventories as requested to support operations


  • Interplant movement of supplies
  • Receiving incoming goods
  • Production costing
  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Purchasing


  • Pursuing a degree in Supply Chain or related field
  • Familiarity with Google Drive and other computer tools
  • Strong verbal and written communication, analytical, math, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of individuals with varying educational levels and communication skills in plant and office
  • Must be able to work self-directed and within cross-functional teams


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Reaching with hands and arms
  • Communication through speech and hearing and in writing
  • Daily requirements:
    • Bending, twisting, turning, reaching below the knee, pushing, pulling, squatting, kneeling, standing, walking, sitting
  • Lifting requirements:
    • Will regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
    • Will frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

NOTE:  The responsibilities and duties outlined in this document are not all-inclusive and are subject to change at the discretion of management based upon the needs of the company.  In the absence of key personnel, the Supervisor will assume responsibility to see the functions of this job are performed as required. Attendance on the job every day is essential to the efficient operation of the Company.


Therma-Tru Corporation (Butler, IN) – Material Analyst

Therma-Tru Doors is currently seeking a Material Analyst to join our supply chain team in our world-class manufacturing facility in Butler, IN.

Therma-Tru is the leading entry door brand most preferred by building professionals. Founded in 1962, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entry door industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of entry and patio door system solutions, including decorative glass doorlites, sidelites and transoms, and door components. The company also offers low maintenance Fypon® polyurethane and PVC products. Headquartered in Maumee, Ohio, Therma-Tru is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc which includes Moen, MasterBrand, and Master Lock companies.

As the Material Analyst, you will collaborate with the Plant Operations, Distribution Center, Sourcing and Materials teams to create and execute service improvement and inventory management strategies that help Therma-Tru service their customers and achieve their financial metrics.

Key Responsibilities:

Inventory Management

  • Determine correct Min/Max levels for your categories and manage inventory accordingly
  • Lead the management of Slow Moving/Obsolete (SLOB) inventory in your category
  • Make suggestions for product rationalization using data and analysis techniques

Service Level Management

  • Lead backorder management within your category and provide proactive material availability updates to Materials and Customer Service team members
  • Manage expedite requests to ensure efficient production schedules or meet customer delivery dates
  • Meet CSI and Line Fill Rate goals
  • Demand Management
    • Create and analyze forecasts within your categories and monitor accuracy to actual sales/usage
    • Monitor market/customer trends and seasonal patterns and make forecast adjustments as needed

Purchase Order Management

  • Requisition/PO Maintenance
    • Promise date maintenance
  • Review/resolve receiving/invoice discrepancies
  • Review/resolve receiving/packing slip (ASN) discrepancies
  • Manage transactional activity between Therma-Tru and supplier
  • Responsible for supplier planning process for products assigned


  • 2 – 5 years’ prior materials/demand planning/supply chain related experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree required (Completed or nearing completion)
  • APICS or ISM certification preferred
  • Problem solving and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/responsibilities at the same time
  • MS Office experience, primarily in Excel
  • MRP/ERP experience
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, actively pursues and drives continuous improvement activities, and demonstrates strong leadership.

Candidates for positions with Therma-Tru must be legally authorized to permanently work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including student visas.


Wacker Chemical Corporation (Adrian, MI) – Buyer/Scheduler (Materials Manager)

WACKER SILICONES is one of the world’s leading silicone manufacturers with silicone-based system solutions with more than 3,000 different products – silicone fluids, rubbers and resins, silanes and pyrogenic silica. At our Adrian, MI site, we are currently looking for a Buyer/Scheduler.


A Buyer / Scheduler is an integral part of the Supply Chain working together with Customer Service, Import Logistics, and Internal Suppliers to ensure customer’s orders are fulfilled.

The Buyer / Scheduler will offer the best possible customer satisfaction for business success at a low cost by managing inventory and material replenishment.

The Buyer / Scheduler reports to the Division Silicones Supply Manager.


  • Use SAP Materials Replenishment Planning to manage inventory based on forecast and incoming orders
  • Maintain incoming order / shipment details via detailed tracking of incoming orders against our European and Asian suppliers
  • Provide customer order confirmations
  • Communicate changes with the Customer Service, Demand Manager, Import Logistics, and Wacker Scheduling teams in European and Asian production sites
  • Escalate material replenishment issues appropriately
  • Maintain material master data
  • Manage and track the return process for material returned to European and Asian suppliers
  • Track and manage customer consignment inventory
  • Manage toll production


  • Supply Chain Management degree OR 3 years’ work experience in areas such as inventory / materials management, managing inventory against customer sales and deliveries or an analytical field
  • Experience with a Materials Replenishment Planning system, SAP software and/or similar a plus
  • Basic knowledge of logistical processes
  •  APICS certification preferred
  • Analytical aptitude
  • Customer and Service-oriented
  • Must be able to make decisions
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Able to deal with conflicts
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Team player
  • Self-reliance and proactive
  • Accuracy
  • Follow-up

Sustainability is one of WACKER’s corporate goals – also as an employer. We want you to remain productive, healthy and successful long term. That is why we offer, for example, comprehensive health management and a variety of advanced training programs and courses for individual development opportunities, alongside a good work-life balance. Naturally, we also have a fair compensation system and above-average social benefits. After all, social responsibility has a long tradition at WACKER.

Be part of a family. Across all nations.

We are looking forward to your online application at




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La-Z-Boy (Monroe, MI) – Materials Manager


This position provides leadership, technical direction, and support to the Residential Divisions of the Company for all non-cover materials management functions. Manage processes at the divisional level that determine and control the flow of inbound purchased components, centralized procurement planning data, material management process and policy, and improvement initiatives for all North American manufacturing plants.


  • Manages the process for all new product introductions (system set-up, order strategy, shipment schedules, EOQ’s) and style balance outs (minimize obsolescence, warranty/service orders)
  • Manages the part level forecasting process through E1 and other external tools to provide MRP with the best forecasting. Ongoing improvements and tools in this area to drive the system to be world class.  This includes weekly style mix and option forecasting methodology
  • Responsible to manage the materials shop calendar and weekly forecast methodology to support manufacturing through holidays, shut downs and other events that require a change from the normal process flow
  • Ownership of the integrity process within E1 to ensure that the item balance and GL ledger reconcile properly. Work with the plants to reconcile exceptions and manage the system for further improvements
  • Provides leadership to the plant material managers for system and process related issues. Provides tools and technical support to help build a world class supply chain across all plants
  • Provides guidance, prioritization and tracking to E1 system upgrades and enhancements requested for plant and corporate supply chain
  • Monitors corporate inventory performance and develop tactics/strategies that support corporate objectives as it relates to inbound material
  • Manages monthly reporting metrics and corporate reports around materials performance


This position has key ownership of the performance metrics around material management performance.  This position also provides key leadership to the plant material teams and the corporate material planners in the areas of system use and development, best practice adoption and tool development.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain and related field with 6-8 years of relevant experience, or equivalent
  • Proficient in ERP systems and ERP management
  • Up to 20% travel
  • Immediate to advanced MS Excel and MS Access skills


  • Master’s Degree



Office environment / no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands. Often required to sit, repetitive hand motion (such as typing), to hear, listen and talk. Seldom required to stand and walk. Never required to bend, stoop, climb ladders, kneel, squat, crouch, craw, balance, reach overhead, pull, push, shovel or lift up to/over 50 pounds.


Communicate Transparently

Lead the Team

Impact and Influence

Deliver Results

Coach and Develop

OTHER DUTIES:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Contact: Email John Roumayah – Senior Recruiter or call (734) 770-3404


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Norplas Industries Inc., a division of Magna Corporation, is growing their Supply Chain Management Purchasing team. Why should you apply? At the heart of our operating structure is an entrepreneurial culture which builds ownership and inspires pride in our people. Norplas is an environment of family values, continuous improvement and personal and professional growth. Our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive to attract, develop and retain the best talent by providing a challenging and rewarding environment in which to advance your career.


This position is responsible for developing, tracking and analyzing supply chain KPIs/metrics, as well as assisting the Buying team with process improvement and support. The position will perform supply chain analysis and prepare intuitive reports for both Corporate and Division internal customers.
The Details
(other duties as assigned)

  • Structure and perform analyses and provide recommendations to support supply chain improvements and decision making.
  • Identify and support implementation of supply chain improvement opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain KPIs to measure performance against established benchmarks.
  • Periodically participate in team based brainstorming and decision making meetings.
  • Learn and actively participate with a tight group of professionals.
  • Be enthusiastic!

Interaction Opportunities

  • Interact with the other supply chain functions and business functions like sales, finance, manufacturing, quality, etc. to facilitate organizational continuous improvement.
  • Develop strong working relationships with members of the supply chain team and various cross-functional groups.


  • Pursuing Bachelor’s/Master’s degree (Supply Chain Majors Only).
  • Previous internship or work experience and proven technical proficiency with supply management processes, systems and analytic tools preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
  • Can learn new proficiencies from YouTube as needed

Key Customers
This position reports to the Purchasing Manager but will be working with the entire team.  Will both support and lead projects.

Less than 10% travel – domestic/regional.  Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


To apply or for questions, contact

Betco – Release Analysis / Scheduler

Job Title:                Release Analysis / Scheduler

Department:            Materials

Reports To:             Master Scheduler or Materials Manager

SUMMARY: Plan, purchase and schedule material to meet customer demand, inventory levels and maximize production efficiencies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: other duties may be assigned as needed.


  • Ensure planning, procurement and production scheduling of assigned product line in accordance with Operating system (products, codes and identities, material requirements, dimension and  specification detail, routing, number of pieces, release date, shipping date and inventory requirements.
  • Plan, schedule and prepare production work order to meet customer demands and to maintain proper inventory levels
  • Correlate planning and scheduling to coordinate order release dates for manufacturing to obtain maximum utilization of machines and equipment and timing of subsequent operations
  • Maintain proper inventory levels in accordance with Forecast
  • Monitor open purchase orders
  • Uses Operating system to analyze supply and demand for components and sub-assemblies.  Analysis includes component part availability, lot size, lead-time, cost and other critical parameters. Maintain and review monthly forecasts and safety stock
  • Releases manufacturing work orders to production and purchase orders to suppliers.  Produces required support; documentation and reschedules existing orders as required.
  • Collaborates with others to identify potential material shortages and expedites as appropriate.
  • Work with Document Control Specialist on new product introduction and design changes


  • INTEGRITY: Does not ethically cut corners. Remains consistent in terms of what one says and does and in terms of behavior towards others.  Earns trust of coworkers.  Puts organization above self interests.
  • CUSTOMER FOCUS: Regularly monitors customer satisfaction. Meets internal and external customer needs in ways that provide satisfaction and excellent results for the customer.
  • ENERGY:  Exhibits energy, strong desire to achieve, high dedication level.
  • LIKABILITY:  Puts people at ease.  Builds and maintains trusting relationships with all constituencies.
  • TEAM PLAYER:  Reaches out to peers to tear down walls.  Approachable.  Earns a reputation for leading peers toward support of what is best for the total company.
  • ENTHUSIASM/PASSION:  Exhibits dynamism, excitement, and a positive “can do” attitude.
  • DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers.


  • Bachelor Degree required
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years experience as a material planner in manufacturing environment


  • Knowledgeable of planning systems and manufacturing processes
  • Experience interacting with suppliers
  • Strong PC and software skills. ( Excel, Word, etc)
  • Sense of urgency in fast paced environment
  • APICS Certification preferred


Must have the ability to become familiar with the Plant Operations and Warehouse Inventory

 If interested, please contact Rick Vonderheide, Materials Manager, at or 419-725-3696

Schindler Elevator – Scheduler (Temporary) – Holland, OH

Scheduler – Temporary Position

Schindler Elevator Corporation designs, manufactures, installs, services and modernizes a broad range of elevators, escalators and moving walks for almost every building type. SEC is the North American operation of the Swiss-based Schindler Group, a leading global mobility provider with approximately 54,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries.

Schindler’s Replacement Parts Operations (RPO) based in Holland, Ohio currently has a temporary position in the Materials Planning Department for a Scheduler. This position is responsible for vendor scheduling of our distribution center in Maumee, OH and stocking purchased parts based on ABCD activity indicators, forecasting and demand management.

Scope of Responsibilities

  1. Determines requirements for purchased parts by using SAP ERP system in conjunction with Excel reporting files to ensure 98% service availability.
  2. Quantifies part inventory levels and forecasts purchasing requirements based on historical usage, current customer orders and foreseeable future order volume.
  3. Monitors and updates overdue purchase orders for on-time delivery and accurate delivery date and price audits.
  4. Manages supplier purchase order confirmations, requests for quotes, pricing changes and lead times.
  5. Maintains part master files (re-order points, safety stock, minimum order quantity, price changes, discontinue old parts)
  6. Communicates with internal and external customers regarding part availability, lead time, price and back orders.
  7. Communicates with Buyer on quality, sourcing issues and supplier requests for material specifications (drawings, prints)
  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.

If interested, please send your resume to Ed Isaac at

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