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Working As A Master Scheduler

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Stressful

  • $49,200

    Average Salary

What Does A Master Scheduler Do At Eaton Corporation

* Applies skillful negotiations with internal and external suppliers; conducts problem resolution and settles disputes; develops win/win solutions and creates positive relations with tact and expert judgment
* Creates innovative approaches for utilizing and applying project management tools and techniques for improved procurement practices; takes leadership roles within the department.
* Develops and helps facilitate cost out projects and commodity strategic actions, while managing engineering part changes, supplier requirements and new part requirements for the commodity
* Facilitates supplier questions on accounts payables and supports any necessary activity for disposition of invoice resolutions and/or payment issues
* Possesses expert knowledge and applicable skills in the supply chain process; and is recognized as an expert in analyzing and interpreting total demand plan requirements to support RWDD Goals.
* Comply with established SCM policies and procedures and support continuous improvement of EBE processes for SCM Purchasing / Planning.
* Lead efforts to ensure on-time delivery, on time customer shipments, cost and inventory reduction goals.
* Work closely with cross functional team to maintain schedule for NPI projects.
* Plan, coordinate, and monitor the movement of materials through the sales cycle to accurately forecast future production plans and analyze for proper inventory levels using SAP, BW and other tools.
* Maintain and promote strong relationships with manufacturers, suppliers, Finance, Quality, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Strategic Sourcing and other internal customers

What Does A Master Scheduler Do At United Technologies Corporation

* Planning and control of master scheduling processes and activities for assigned programs.
* Develop feasible master production schedule proposals that support customer requirements and align with production capabilities, while considering schedule stability and inventory impact.
* Execute approved schedule changes on time utilizing standard work processes and sales order structure that drives demand for correct configuration.
* Prepare schedule summaries and perform other analytical activities in support of Sales Inventory & Operations Planning, MPS Review Board.
* Participate on Planning & Scheduling teams to support new business and process improvements.
* Daily interaction with individuals and groups outside of the Columbus Forge, Blades organization

What Does A Master Scheduler Do At General Electric

* You will also plan timing of both customers & work in process jobs, Interfaces with supervisors & group leaders regarding production status.
* As the Lead Manufacturing Specialist
* Material Plan & Execution, you will:
* Review customer order backlogs and sales forecasts to recommend Master Production Schedules for all assigned products, including options and accessories
* Work with Customer Support Representatives to establish appropriate promised shipment dates for new and/or revised customer orders
* Monitor, coordinate and expedite the status and flow of work within manufacturing to production
* Review master production schedules and work in process jobs
* Establish priorities for specific customer orders and revises schedules according to customer order requirements, established priorities and availability production capacity and material
* Interface regularly with Purchasing to support the material acquisition and scheduling process, as well as to identify and resolve production shortages
* Provide guidance and priorities for Stockroom, Receiving and Shipping personnel
* Facilitate the introduction of new products and prototypes by providing planning and scheduling support
* Perform the administrative tasks necessary for the authorization and documentation of all of the planning activities for the business
* Plan and schedule material / production needs with the product line leader, provide team work direction and daily kick-off communications
* Develop and integrate processes that meet business needs across the organization and continuously improve operations for safety, efficiency, quality, and cost
* Other Duties as assigned

What Does A Master Scheduler Do At Ingersoll Rand

* Translate the monthly SIOP consensus plan by product family to a detailed weekly master production schedule (MPS) with a 12
* month planning horizon into the ERP for weekly MRP generation
* Incorporate inter-company demand and backlog into SIOP supply planning process to ensure capacity and resources are available to meet demand requirements.
* Monitor and drive resolution of MRP processing errors.
* Support customer service with exception request analysis and expediting resolution.
* Create and publish daily/weekly/monthly factory schedule adherence, capacity, and inventory reports.
* Serve as a factory subject matter expert (SME) for ERP production planning and scheduling modules.
* Identification and resolution of Constraints
* Capacity, Resource & Material.
* Facilitates long term capacity assessment (RCCP) and development of countermeasure/action plans.
* Conducts a demonstrated lead-time analysis and measures gap to published lead times.
* Drives corrective action plan and reviews and updates published lead-times.
* Data analysis and reporting of key performance indicators such as: delivery performance, backlog, performance to master schedule and inventory turns.
* Drives continuous process improvement, strives to improve efficiency, likely to challenge processes where favorable alternatives may be available.
* Timely management of exception messages generated by the ERP system.
* Maintain data integrity of ERP planning parameters.
* Parameters such as lead times, lot sizes, safety stocks, delivery times, and order file data for all master schedules

What Does A Master Scheduler Do At Cobham Mission

* Integrating the forecast from Sales & Business development for the business unit; effectively balancing the budget, forecast, and backlog to create a demand plan monitoring the factory capacities, inventory & customer requirements; producing a master production schedule to control and pace both internal production and the external supply chain, and providing these analyses to the monthly SI&OP; process
* Defining and implementing balanced production plans and leveled schedules
* Conduct rough cut capacity planning
* Establish planning time horizons with order entry and provide analysis and commitments on orders inside planning time fences
* Conduct available to promise analysis and establish scheduled ship dates on all customer orders.
* Conduct scenario analysis, recovery plans, and coordinate new product introductions and end of life make planning balancing inventory and demand requirements
* Review the relevant customer commitments and performance metrics
* Loading the master production schedule and driving MRP
* Ensuring alignment between MPS and sales order/contract requirements
* Track production to schedule to ensure meeting committed delivery dates
* Owner of Demand Plan for SIOP process with incorporation of supply chain impacts
* Efficiently balancing customer demand, capacity and inventory through the optimization and deployment of a master production schedule

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How To Become A Master Scheduler

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.


Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.


Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.


With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Master Scheduler Career Paths

Master Scheduler
Logistics Manager Supply Chain Analyst Demand Planner
Demand Planning Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Purchasing Manager
Director Of Purchasing
10 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Supply Chain Manager
Director Of Supply Chain Management
11 Yearsyrs
Production Control Manager Material Manager Purchasing Manager
Director, Procurement
13 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Business Analyst Quality Assurance Manager
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Inventory Analyst Materials Planner
Material Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Technical Director Production Manager
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Production Control Manager Operations Manager Purchasing Manager
Materials Director
12 Yearsyrs
Inventory Analyst Production Planner Planning Supervisor
Materials Planning Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Material Manager Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Manager Program Manager Marketing Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Analyst Planner
Planning Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager General Manager Area Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Planning Manager Product Manager Senior Buyer
Production Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Materials Supervisor Purchasing Agent Production Scheduler
Production Planning Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Consultant
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Material Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Manager Senior Manager
Supply Chain Director
14 Yearsyrs
Material Manager Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
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Master Scheduler Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Chinese

  • Japanese

  • Mandarin

  • Portuguese

  • French

  • Italian

  • Russian

  • Irish

  • Finnish

  • Vietnamese

  • Tigrinya

  • Dutch

  • Ilocano

  • Aramaic

  • Amharic

  • Cheyenne

  • Tagalog

  • Arabic

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Real Master Scheduler Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Master Scheduler FMC Technologies Inc. Houston, TX Nov 24, 2015 $105,800 -
Global Demand Planner and Master Scheduler Murata Power Solutions Inc. Mansfield, MA Sep 25, 2015 $101,701
Master Scheduler III FMC Technologies Inc. Houston, TX Oct 12, 2010 $100,457
Master Scheduler Consultant Dell USA LP Austin, TX Dec 01, 2011 $99,614
Global Demand Planner and Master Scheduler Murata Power Solutions Inc. Mansfield, MA May 06, 2015 $98,270
Master Scheduler FMC Technologies, Inc. Houston, TX Nov 24, 2012 $94,215 -
Master Scheduler Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Inc. Mount Vernon, OH Sep 16, 2014 $92,144
Master Scheduler Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Inc. Mount Vernon, OH Sep 20, 2014 $92,144
Master Scheduler Oracle America, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Dec 21, 2015 $88,721 -
Supervisor, Master Scheduling and Planning Cameron International Corporation New Iberia, LA Oct 01, 2014 $88,360
Master Scheduler Oracle America, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Mar 12, 2015 $87,355 -
Master Scheduler Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Inc. Mount Vernon, OH Sep 06, 2014 $86,520
Master Scheduler Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Inc. OH Feb 26, 2015 $86,520
Master Scheduler Icore International, Inc. Santa Rosa, CA Oct 31, 2013 $83,895
Senior Master Scheduler World Class Workforce LLC Columbia, MD May 21, 2015 $83,200
Master Scheduler Voith Hydro, Inc. York, PA Sep 23, 2010 $82,416 -
Master Scheduler Voith Hydro, Inc. York, PA Apr 06, 2011 $82,416 -
Specialist, Master Scheduler Flowserve U.S. Inc. Chesapeake, VA Sep 10, 2012 $80,002
Master Scheduler Honeywell International Inc. Richardson, TX Dec 20, 2010 $80,000
Master Scheduler Consultant Dell USA LP Austin, TX Dec 01, 2011 $80,000
Master Scheduler (Aerospace Product Line) Icore International, Inc. Santa Rosa, CA Nov 01, 2009 $78,468
Global/Regional Planner & Master Scheduler Celanese Corporation Irving, TX Sep 02, 2012 $69,881
Master Scheduler Bridgewater Interiors, LLC Detroit, MI Feb 10, 2015 $69,202 -
Master Scheduler Labinal, LLC Everett, WA May 20, 2015 $69,076 -
Master Scheduler Daniel Measurement and Control, Inc. Houston, TX Mar 11, 2013 $68,453 -
Master Scheduler Labinal, Inc. Everett, WA Sep 19, 2013 $67,900 -
Master Scheduler II Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP Atlanta, GA Oct 11, 2012 $67,767 -

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Top Master Scheduler Skills

  1. On-Time Delivery
  2. Production Capacity
  3. MRP
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Increased on-time delivery from 55% to 100%.
  • Reviewed material availability and evaluated production capacity to ensure level production flow.
  • Execute order processing from MRP output by timely release of purchase orders and work orders.
  • Implemented transition plan for plant closure to have minimal impact on working capital and raw material sourcing.
  • Involved development of customer service and production control reporting procedures, Master Scheduling, and training of plant personnel.

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