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TCP Planner

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Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Newton, NC, US, 28658

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 57552


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.



Production Planner


Scope of Position:

Production planning functions for a given product line(s).


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Date new sales and stock transport orders that have been entered on to the plant in a timely manner.

• Update the ATP tools with the latest bookings, ensuring that constrained capacities are not overbooked.

• Seamlessly communicate with plant, product line management and customer care to update order status and expedite orders as needed.

• Maintain lead time databases and communicates changes to lead times to the appropriate parties.

• Optimize finished goods, fiber and key raw material allocation.

• Move fallout and short length inventory.

• Release and schedule production orders using various optimization tools and processes.

• Leverage SAP / APO system to drive process improvements in throughput, inventory and to reduce process variation.


Key Performance Metrics:

• Customer service (Ship to Request, Ship to Promise); overall customer satisfaction measure(s).

• Order Cycle Time for assigned product line(s)

• Schedule Compliance

• On-time schedule release

• Order dating cycle time

• Fallout utilization


Travel Requirements:

0 to 5%


Hours and schedule:

Mon – Friday with off-shift / on-call support required as needed


Required Education:

• High school diploma or equivalent

• Associate or Bachelor degree preferred

• APICS or CSCMP certification a plus


Required Years and Area of Experience:

• 1-3 years of experience in production scheduling or supply chain functions


Required Skills:

• APO and ERP system (SAP) knowledge and experience

• Collaboration and team spirit

• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written

• Strong organization skills

• Process oriented

• Computer literate in Microsoft Office


Desired Skills:

• Experience across multiple plants or multiple functions.

• Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks

• Adaptable and flexible

• Experience working in a matrix environment or on a cross functional team.

• Able to work independently in a dynamic business and manufacturing environment




We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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