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Production Planner

New Middletown, Ohio, 44442, United States
January 03, 2018

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Mark S. Causer

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New Middletown, OH 44442



Youngstown State University Bachelor of Engineering Degree (12-93)

Youngstown, Ohio Major: Civil Engineering

Professional Summary

Over 20 years of progressively responsible experience in planning/scheduling/supply chain management in discrete, make-to-order manufacturing environments. As Master Planner for an MTO forge shop, played a key role in taking an under-achieving department in terms of on-time delivery and shipment volume and turned it into a company-leader and record-setter in both categories. An intensely customer-focused team player with over 20 years of ERP system and Microsoft Office experience.

Professional Experience

Calgon Carbon Corp., 2000 McClaren Woods Dr, Coraopolis, PA – 2-11 to present


Responsible for 100% of the planning required at the facility using both SAP and Microsoft Office.

Review drawing sets containing project instructions/bills of material to create SAP master data accordingly and load requirements into MRP for planning and procurement.

Solicit quotes for both off-the-shelf and fabricated parts per project requirements/drawings.

Process daily MRP run to create purchase requisitions for materials needed to complete project builds.

Work closely with vendors, shipping/receiving and purchasing to insure materials required are available for build when needed to meet project delivery commitments.

Keep unfavorable PPV in check by working with purchasing to use fixed pricing agreements with established vendors and solicit new ones for potential improvements in price and/or quality.

Key participant in yearly physical inventory resolving many reconciliation issues before close in support of minimizing the final error, usually less than .1%.

Work with accounts payable to resolve vendor invoice issues/mismatches.

Support ISO 9001 certification including working with quality department and vendors on any issues as they arise and participation in periodic audits as requested.

ACME Machine and Welding, 46 Anchor Inn, Punxsutawney, PA 15767 – 3-10 to 11-10

Production Planner.

Created and maintained a master schedule in a job-shop environment using B&G M1 software.

Achieved site goal by improving on-time delivery from 20% to 60% via schedule revision and job sequencing while providing breakdown/quick turnaround service for repetitive-business customers.

Work closely with sales force to plan production/repair work while inserting breakdown work.

Backup/assist Production Foreman on shop floor as required.

Bayer, 100 Bayer Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 – 11-09 to 3-10

Advanced Planning/Master Data Contractor.

Originally an 8-10 week assignment (extended).

Revise, correct and standardize master data parameters associated with the planning process within the SAP APO suite.

Perform consistency checks to allow standardization and streamlining of the planning process across all Bayer facilities worldwide.

Attend planning meetings and backup/assist two Advanced Planners as required.

TIMET, 100 Titanium Way, Toronto, OH 43964 – 10-01 to 3-09

Production Planner – Forged Products. (8-03 to 3-09)

Responsible for the processing of all electronic transactions associated with the production process using SAP 4.6b and Microsoft Office suite.

Assign processes to starting materials to produce finished product to meet customer specifications.

Responsible for raw material procurement to support operating forecast.

Allocate raw materials to best meet customer requirements while supporting 90% O.T.D. goal.

Work with Technical Edit and Metallurgy to answer customer inquiries.

Manage/reduce inventory in support of corporate initiatives.

Logistics Administrator – Outside Converted Plate. (10-01 to 8-03)

Responsible for the processing of all electronic transactions using SAP 3.1/4.6b and Microsoft Office.

Route and prepare paperwork for outside conversion of material.

Track and facilitate material movement on the shop floor from material launch through shipping.

RMI Titanium, 1000 Warren Ave., Niles, OH 44446 – 5-95 to 10-01

Production Planner – Alloy Plate/Billet/Bar Product. (12-98 to 10-01)

Responsible for the processing of all electronic transactions using SAP 3.1.

Procure raw materials in support of sales forecast.

Work with Metallurgy and Engineering to apply raw materials to meet customer order requirements.

Assign delivery dates and process steps to support on-time delivery to customer orders.

Regulate shop floor load/mix to facilitate just-in-time delivery.

Work closely with sales on customer inquiries.

Coordinate working of material both in-house and at various outside facilities nationwide.

Strip/Tube/CP Plate Planner. (11-95 to 12-98)

Responsible for ordering raw material to support sales forecast and planned inventory levels.

Arrive at monthly forecast of weight to ship in each product line.

Assign delivery dates and process steps to support on-time delivery to customer orders.

Coordinate movement of material between various outside conversion facilities.

Work closely with sales to respond to customer inquiries.

Production Scheduler. (5-95 to 11-95)

Prepare production schedules using the CAPOSS-E Master Scheduling System.

Assist foremen in scheduling material rolling and conditioning operations for on-time delivery support.

Linn Engineering, 534 Market St., Zanesville, OH 43701 – 2-95 to 4-95

Engineering Technician.

Prepare plan and profile views of project areas using AutoCad Rel 12 & 13.

Assemble complete plan sets and associated paperwork for EPA submittal and approval.

Assist survey crew with lot layout/marking for GPS work.

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