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Top 50 Production Department Supervisor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Production Department Supervisor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Production Department Supervisor resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.0% of Production Department Supervisor resumes contained Department Supervisors as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Production Department Supervisor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Production Department Supervisor:

1. Department Supervisors

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  • Worked with other department supervisors and managers to coordinate cross functional operations and provide support when needed.
  • Interacted with internal department supervisors for coordination of production schedules and work assignments.
  • Attended daily meetings with other Department Supervisors and Managers to discuss Budget Goals and strategies to meet them as a Facility.
  • Conferred with department supervisors to determine progress of work.

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2. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Developed, modified and implemented department test and safety procedures and ensured department and individual compliance.
  • Conduct employee training in equipment operations or work and safety procedures, or assign employee training to experienced workers.

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3. Process Improvement

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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Maintained and improved productivity requirements by utilizing data evaluation and process improvement methodology.
  • Supported key manufacturing initiative in new product launch, process improvements, quality improvements, participate in lean manufacturing and 5S.
  • Lead and facilitate lean manufacturing, 5S, and process improvement projects within respective departments.
  • Contracted to numerous companies to assist in process improvement.
  • Plan, organize, and lead process improvement projects.
  • Monitored operator errors and material non-conformances for indicators of process improvement opportunities, resulting in higher early product life cycle yields.
  • process improvements: implement lean principals in both manual and automated manufacturing process areas.
  • Process Improvement Team) Teams such as Fishbone Diagram and Process Mapping.

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4. Daily Operations

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Here's how Daily Operations is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Managed daily operations, performance, and budgets for multiple departments.
  • Prepared and coated mandrels prior to daily operations.

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5. Production Schedules

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Here's how Production Schedules is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Scheduled associates and coordinated production resources with other departments based on daily production schedules and availability.
  • Studied production schedules and estimated worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.
  • Established production schedules and managed daily printing/mailing for internal print shop.
  • Developed and implemented general cross-department production schedules.
  • Coordinate materials and production schedules.
  • Created and executed production schedules for rehearsals, tech-runs, and run-of show in various venues.
  • Maintain production schedules and coordinate between production and maintenance for repairs.
  • Manage daily and weekly production schedules.
  • manage 6 sigma projects, maintenance work orders and production schedules through KiwiPlan-Shop Floor and Oracle production software.

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6. Production Floor

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Here's how Production Floor is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Lead new material trials on the production floor.

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7. Inventory Control

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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Scheduled employees, ordered materials and monitored quality control, maintained production schedules and performed inventory control.
  • Have managed the Inventory Control department insuring inventory accuracy using a WMS system.
  • Conducted inventory control practices ensuring availability of products for shipment.
  • Assisted daily in Administrative Office of the company with inventory control and computations of yields for other departments.
  • Managed shift's conversion to bar-coding system for inventory control.
  • Work closely with Production and Inventory Control Department.
  • review and creation, inventory control, and order picking.

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8. Assembly Line

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9. Kaizen

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Here's how Kaizen is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Participated in Folding Carton Changeover Reduction Kaizen event which reduced changeover time by half.
  • Maintained follow-through of previous Kaizen projects and area management.
  • Involved in one kaizen event at this facility-beginning of lean journey.
  • Experience with the Kaizen events.
  • Promote continuous improvement (Kaizen), lean manufacturing (Six Sigma), Kanban, & 5S.
  • Led Kaizen event that reduced startup time in assembly by 40%.
  • Participated in the implementation and ongoing application of lean manufacturing concepts and methods (kanban, kaizen, 5S, etc.

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10. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Led plant personnel in their daily performance and safety by enforcing plant and OSHA rules and protocols.
  • Verified strict adherence to hazardous waste storage and disposal regulations (OSHA, HAZMAT, EPA).
  • Delivered regular OSHA training and trained and audited employees on proper LOTO procedures.
  • Developed and implemented safety program in compliance with OSHA.
  • Performed powered industrial truck operator training and licensure of all material handlers according to prescribed OSHA standards and regulations.
  • Reduced OSHA recordable accidents by 5%, which decreased the number of workman compensation claims.
  • Zero OSHA recordable injuries in the areas that I supervise.

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11. Production Goals

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Here's how Production Goals is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  • Ensured team made production goals ensuring safety, highquality, and with efficiency.

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12. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Provided excellent customer service for on-time delivery.
  • Worked with customer service and shift supervisors to ensure that orders were produced in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Work closely with Customer Service to ensure customer needs surpassed in the on-time delivery of a high quality product.
  • Started as a customer service representative, answering phones and data entry until promoted to Production dept.

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13. Performance Reviews

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Here's how Performance Reviews is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Conducted interviews, wrote performance reviews and initiated corrective/disciplinary actions as required.
  • Performed employee performance reviews after 90 days, 180 days, and then annually from that point on.
  • Evaluate and write annual performance reviews for each person in the department.
  • Manage employee time verification and performance reviews.

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14. Quality Standards

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Here's how Quality Standards is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Ensured implementation of strict quality standards and accountability measures.
  • Performed Quality Gage R&R test (Repeat Ability & Reproduce Ability) to maintain quality standards.
  • Ensured finished goods meet rigorous quality standards.
  • Maintain quality standards per ASME, FAR, DFAR.

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15. Company Policies

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Here's how Company Policies is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Enforced and managed all company policies and procedures, while administering necessary discipline and coaching.
  • Developed and implemented departmental guidelines and supported company policies.
  • Train and enforce company policies in the areas of safety, quality, production, and labor relations.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for workers.
  • Enforce all Company policies and GMP and Quality guidelines.

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16. Disciplinary Actions

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Here's how Disciplinary Actions is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Perform disciplinary actions on employees.

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17. Production Process

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Here's how Production Process is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Decreased new hire training time by 20% by developing Standard Work Instructions master worksheet for production processes.
  • Verified and kept all product and production process parameters under control.
  • Managed the production process of paint products.
  • experience along with documentation, standardization SOP's development, establishment and management of food production process.

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18. Sigma

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Here's how Sigma is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Assist Process Technicians with implementation of SIX SIGMA process metrics.
  • Used SAP, Lean Sigma and Six Sigma technology.

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19. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Reduced downtime by writing Preventative Maintenance procedures for all equipment.
  • Well versed in Total Preventative Maintenance principles.

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20. CNC

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Here's how CNC is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Aided in the development of manufacturing processes utilizing CNC lathes and machining centers for numerous automotive suppliers.
  • Brown and Sharpe, Escomatic, Hydromat, CNC, Center less and double disk grinding, second operation and passivation.

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21. Raw Materials

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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Implemented cutting schedules, computation of daily yields from raw materials and quality control of finished product.
  • Evaluate vendors, negotiate pricing, and order raw materials.
  • Maintain acceptable levels of inventory for all raw materials.
  • Assess available raw materials available for contracts / orders.
  • Order raw materials and consumable tools for machine shop.

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22. Daily Production Activities

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Here's how Daily Production Activities is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Lean Manufacturing tactics were implied to involve the employees in suggesting and improving the processes used for daily production activities.
  • Directed daily production activities; maximized efficient use of resources, personnel, and capacity; successfully utilized multi-tasking capabilities.
  • Manage the daily production activities of 25-30 collective bargaining associates across threeproduction departments.
  • Manage the daily production activities of prepress department.

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23. Product Quality

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Here's how Product Quality is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Supervised production staff to ensure product quality and integrity, and ensured all finished product met or exceeded customer requirements.
  • Monitored product quality and production operations to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Supervised production staff to ensure product quality and integrity.
  • Recommend or implement measures to motivate employees and to improve production methods, equipment performance, product quality, or efficiency.

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24. Production Requirements

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Here's how Production Requirements is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Set associated schedules based on production requirements.
  • Allocate manpower & material resources to meet production requirements.

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25. Production Reports

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Here's how Production Reports is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Create production tracking documentation and generate and analyze monthly production reports to present in monthly production meetings.
  • Developed efficiency and production reports; performed spreadsheet maintenance and performed employee development and coaching activities
  • Maintain records of daily production reports and identify strategy to exceed production quotas.
  • Prepared detailed and accurate production reports and production data for management.
  • Produce and distribute production reports as requested by management.
  • Fill out daily production reports and testing results.

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26. R

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Here's how R is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Participated in performance evaluations and scheduling; escalating to disciplinary action as necessary.
  • Executed direct contact with customer on specifications to ensure quality control.
  • Aligned improvement efforts aligned with company-wide Operational Excellence programs.
  • Scheduled overtime initiated and motivated personnel during emergency situations.
  • Led a project to reduce the number of re-work from 30% to less than 10% in the finishing department.
  • Monitor and direct the hourly workforce to ensure production of the highest quality product at the lowest possible cost.
  • Fort Wayne, IN 1998 - 2001 QS-9000 Supplier to General Motors Production Supervisor-Final Audit & Finishing Departments.
  • Developed training plans with employees to ensure they had the necessary expertise to carry out their jobs.
  • Ensured new employees were oriented to the organization, its policies, facilities, etc.
  • Appointed department supervisor to provide team building needed to unify managers with production staff.
  • Supervised 2 direct and 36 indirect reports for performance management and progressive discipline.
  • Led and trained employees to achieve departmental goals by enforcing procedures and policies.
  • Directed, managed, and controlled projects within departments with 38+ personnel.
  • Named supervisor of the ISO Quality Management System team.
  • Meet all company standards for quality and performance.
  • Developed, coached, and mentored subordinate staff.
  • Recruited, hired, and supervised production staff.
  • Maintained excellent operating efficiencies by coordinating repairs and maintenance with production planning and maintenance department.
  • Supervised 15 Compounders directly and 35 Packaging Operators indirectly.
  • Improved communication in the department by developing an electronic communication tool to be used by the shift supervisors to track efficiencies.

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27. Troubleshoot

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Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Provided Technical & troubleshooting support for all personnel.
  • Directed and assisted with troubleshooting as needed.
  • Assist in troubleshooting and repair of equipment.

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28. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Implemented cost savings, waste reduction, and annual targets.

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29. Usda

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Here's how Usda is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Time keeping-Kronos, QA Checks and SSOP reporting and communicating with USDA and handling any issues that arise.

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30. Customer Orders

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Here's how Customer Orders is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Received customer orders and pulled appropriate parts for panels; read blueprints.
  • Worked closely with expediting staff to schedule and process customer orders.
  • Resolve issues that would impact on-time delivery of customer orders.
  • Work effectively with Business Managers and other department heads to meet customer orders in a timely manner.

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31. Process Control

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Here's how Process Control is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Increased productivity of department by 15% by implementing process controls and computer based test equipment.
  • Implemented Statistical Process Control and Training for Debone department as well as Lean Manufacturing.

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32. FDA

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Here's how FDA is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Assure that all product is packed per the company Specifications, and FDA requirements.
  • Assure all product produced meets the company specifications and FDA requirements.
  • Record all feed medications and conforming to FDA regulations.
  • Coordinated with QA department to ensure all GMPs and FDA regulations are in full compliance throughout the bakery.

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33. SPC

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Here's how SPC is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Receive Quality Reports and Monitor SPC data to reduce variation in production.
  • Utilized SPC and Lean Principles for process control and quality monitoring.
  • Performed quality audit (SPC) per ISO 9002 compliance.
  • Enact Statistical Process Control (SPC) principles and basic quality tools (i.e.

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34. Direct Reports

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Here's how Direct Reports is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Managed eight lines and processes in manufacture of bakery ingredients with 4 Team Leads and 75 indirect reports.

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35. Production Demands

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Here's how Production Demands is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Coordinate materials through purchasing and production necessary to meet production demands.
  • Keep pace with established quotas and meet production demands.

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36. GMP

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Here's how GMP is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Use GMP daily in all tasks performed.
  • Maintain clean, safe work areas and follow all SOP's and GMP's
  • Experience in GMP's, SQF and HACCP.
  • Followed all SOP guidelines as well as adherence to GMPs.
  • Conduct weekly departmental SOP & cGMP training.
  • Focused on Plant operating under USDA guidelines as well as following SOPs and GMPs.

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37. MRP

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Here's how MRP is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Scheduled crewing (union shop), production scheduling, MRP.
  • Implemented BaaN Inventory System (MRP system).
  • Experience performing tasks using MRP system.

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38. Production Methods

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39. Customer Requirements

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Here's how Customer Requirements is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Build, Inspect and repair Engine harnesses per customer requirements, blueprints and work instructions.

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40. Customer Specifications

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41. Attendance Records

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Here's how Attendance Records is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Maintain attendance records, produce disciplinary actions and records
  • Completed and maintained accurate and organized payroll and attendance records, documents, and reports.
  • Conducted employee safety awareness meetings monthly, responsible for employee time cards and attendance records.
  • Maintained andmonitored time and attendance records.
  • Review time and attendance records; recommends personnel changes and ensures staffing is appropriate to meet daily production needs .

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42. QA

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Here's how QA is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Work closely with QA department to ensure that good quality products meet all specification requirements for the company and our customers.

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43. HR

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Here's how HR is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Certified Company Trainer Responsible for developing, empowering and managing all employees through executing rigorous training.
  • Supervised a group of people through a large project and trained each employee on the appropriate ways to correspond with customers.
  • Led department preparation for the 2013 headquarters compliance inspection, through excellent problem solving and teamwork garnered an Excellent rating.
  • Reduced the number of strains in the department by 50% through safety training programs and improved ergonomic practices.
  • Created detailed title reports for clients, reviewing documents for accuracy and providing updates throughout the closing process.
  • Established company record, of operating for three consecutive years with no departmental shipping or order filling errors.
  • Led team in reducing scrap by ~50% and in improving throughout on automated lid sealer.
  • Led the Company Safety committee and Food Safety team once a year during three-month period.
  • Decreased the number of visual quality defects through the finishing department by 7%.
  • Arranged completion of non-immediate maintenance items through maintenance work requests via SAP 4.7.
  • Led multiple events to improve downtime and throughput of product throughout the facility.
  • Provided ongoing guidance to employees, through ongoing coaching and counseling.
  • Develop ways of improving yields by reducing scrap through unit control.
  • Received award for tripling throughput in bonding department.
  • Maintained through-put, quality and safety goals.
  • Supervised 38 employees in three molding departments.
  • Direct supervision of 23 technicians and engineers on three product lines that included motor controls, power supplies and resistive heating.
  • Scheduled work assignments, vacation time, and days off for hourly employees (through Kronos system).
  • Led cross-functional teams through the use of kaizen events to achieve the scope and objectives out lined.
  • Job was done through CT; -Stimulation.

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44. Department Processes

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Here's how Department Processes is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Created, revised and operated department processes to standard operating procedures and to production schedules.

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45. Multiple Departments

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Here's how Multiple Departments is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Trained 30 employees in the Perfect Product Initiative, improving quality performance in multiple departments.
  • Supervised multiple departments, consisting of 30 employees both full time and temporary, to ensure daily production requirements are met.

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46. Machine Operation

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Here's how Machine Operation is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Trained staff on personal procedures and proper machine operation to ensure safety.

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47. Company Standards

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Here's how Company Standards is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Worked closely with creative, account management, and vendors to ensure delivery of high-quality creative projects consistent with company standards.
  • Ensured that quality products met company standards.

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48. Production Orders

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49. Adobe Photoshop

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50. WIP

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Here's how WIP is used in Production Department Supervisor jobs:
  • Oversee day to day operations, work flow, WIP, mixing, packaging.
  • Team Lead for inventory and WIP reduction project.
  • organize product to meet customer shipments schedules by maintaining efficient WIP and Finished Goods inventory levels.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Production Department Supervisor

Department Supervisors

16.5%

Safety Procedures

14.1%

Process Improvement

8.2%

Daily Operations

7.0%

Production Schedules

5.9%

Production Floor

4.5%

Inventory Control

4.5%

Assembly Line

4.2%

Kaizen

3.9%

Osha

3.9%

Production Goals

3.7%

Customer Service

3.5%

Performance Reviews

3.2%

Quality Standards

3.1%

Company Policies

2.5%

Disciplinary Actions

2.4%

Production Process

2.4%

Sigma

2.3%

Preventative Maintenance

2.1%

CNC

2.0%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Production Department Supervisor

Rank Skill
1 Department Supervisors 12.0%
2 Safety Procedures 10.2%
3 Process Improvement 5.9%
4 Daily Operations 5.1%
5 Production Schedules 4.3%
6 Production Floor 3.3%
7 Inventory Control 3.3%
8 Assembly Line 3.1%
9 Kaizen 2.9%
10 Osha 2.9%
11 Production Goals 2.7%
12 Customer Service 2.6%
13 Performance Reviews 2.4%
14 Quality Standards 2.2%
15 Company Policies 1.8%
16 Disciplinary Actions 1.7%
17 Production Process 1.7%
18 Sigma 1.6%
19 Preventative Maintenance 1.5%
20 CNC 1.4%
21 Raw Materials 1.4%
22 Daily Production Activities 1.3%
23 Product Quality 1.2%
24 Production Requirements 1.2%
25 Production Reports 1.2%
26 R 1.1%
27 Troubleshoot 1.0%
28 Cost Savings 1.0%
29 Usda 1.0%
30 Customer Orders 1.0%
31 Process Control 0.9%
32 FDA 0.9%
33 SPC 0.9%
34 Direct Reports 0.9%
35 Production Demands 0.9%
36 GMP 0.8%
37 MRP 0.8%
38 Production Methods 0.8%
39 Customer Requirements 0.8%
40 Customer Specifications 0.8%
41 Attendance Records 0.8%
42 QA 0.7%
43 HR 0.7%
44 Department Processes 0.7%
45 Multiple Departments 0.7%
46 Machine Operation 0.7%
47 Company Standards 0.7%
48 Production Orders 0.7%
49 Adobe Photoshop 0.6%
50 WIP 0.6%
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