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Scheduling Planner

Date:  Sep 23, 2022

Ripley, TN, US, 38063

Req ID:  24989
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

Proactively manages the planning system outputs and controls to balance inventory performance with order fill.  Releases parts requirements to the supply chain and manages move in/move out signals from the planning system. Monitors and analyzes demand trends, forecasts, target inventory levels and recommends system parameter changes to department management.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Plan inventory, schedule material, launch purchase order requirements and align system forecasts utilizing current and future business travels to maximize inventory, availability, and supply chain performance.
  • Resolve supplier purchase order, receiving and order board discrepancies.
  • Conduct root cause analysis, establish counter measures and maintain performance metrics to achieve business plan objectives.
  • Monitor supplier performance reports and establish appropriate corrective actions in collaboration with various departments.
  • Address expediting needs to ensure stock availability minimizing backorders and stock out conditions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Supply Chain Manager.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials Management, Logistics, Purchasing or equivalent work experience. APICS certification or work towards certification a plus.
  • Manufacturing, production planning and/or whole goods product experience a plus.
  • Supplier management skills.
  • Extreme sense of urgency and bias for action.
  • Welcomes accountability and responsibility – individual and shared.  Acts as back up for the Supply Chain Manager as appropriate.
  • Change agent.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in planning and supply chain execution.
  • Professional PC skills in Excel, Power Point, Access, and high- level user skills in PIPS, SAP and Inventory Planning System.
  • Physical Requirements:  This position requires sitting for extended periods of time over 90% of the work period to complete detailed work, typically using a PC.  The position occasionally requires working extended periods to meet time sensitive deadlines. 

Additional Information

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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