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Production Control Specialist

Position Title: Production Control Specialist
Department: Production Control
Reports To: Manager, Production Control
Location: Woodstock, ON
Position Type: Permanent

The Production Control Specialist will support the objectives of the Production Control team, in particular,


  • Ensure all responsible parts are available for production on a daily/weekly basis.
  • Monitor and evaluate weekly firm orders for accuracy – stock levels, safety stock, ECI.
  • Send orders to suppliers using the Production Sequence Master Schedule to meet weekly production demands.
  • Follow-up with all outstanding purchase orders and ensure production demand is covered.
  • Resolve parts shortage issues with the most cost-effective means available.
  • Monitor Material Requirements Planning (MRP) process and daily requirement changes.
  • Visit existing and potential suppliers to maintain/establish relationships, as well as to obtain more information regarding their operations.
  • Report all inventory discrepancies.
  • Monitor inventory losses and recommend loss-prevention programs.
  • Conduct cycle counts: root cause variances and update the system.
  • Enter non-stock orders as required.
  • Order all fluids and greases for production and schedule return of all empty drums to the supplier.
  • Understand overseas and local parts procurement lead times.
  • Evaluate safety stock levels.
  • Maintain and update required inventory level.
  • Liaison with Quality Control Department for all supplier defect material.
    • Analyze QPR’s issued by QC
    • Arrange shipment of defective and non-defective parts
    • Prepare bill of lading when shipping within Canada
    • Prepare customs invoices when shipping to the U.S/Internationally
  • Maintain system accuracy through entire ECI process.
    • Ensure old parts are ended and new parts are in the system (BOM updates)
    • Ensure supplier readiness
    • Analyze ECI timing and inventory run outs
    • Ensure weekly communication with Engineering for ECI details
    • Work to achieve minimal build out obsolescence yearly
  • Process Parts Change Requests (PCR’s).
    • Order parts for all modification requests and ensure parts are received in a timely manner
  • Support new build trials.
    • Analyze new BOMS and work with buyers to ensure all parts are setup to correct vendor and price – QPC – lead time
    • Order parts for the trials
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • 3+ years’ experience in material planning/inventory control and supply chain management in the manufacturing industry
  • Experience with lean manufacturing methodologies
  • Good understanding of supply chain metrics
  • Able to follow processes, make decisions, prioritize, manage time effectively, learn quickly and have a sense of urgency
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, is a team player, but also works effectively independently
  • Able to multi-task on a daily basis and meet tight deadlines
  • Good communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a flexible manner and adapt to changes quickly
  • Proficient with SAP, Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, etc.)
  • Able to negotiate
  • Strong organizational skills recording details and understanding barcode use
  • Strong math and critical thinking skills


  • High School Diploma
  • A degree or diploma in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Inventory Control or Operations Management
  • Japanese conversations skills an asset

The work schedule is subject to change by Hino Motors Canada Ltd as to meet its production needs. The current work schedule is Monday – Friday, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM. As a Specialist, you may be requested/required to work more than their regularly scheduled workday hours and shifts from time to time as per Employment Standards Act, 2000 Section 17- “Hours of Work Agreement”.

While performing the duties of this job, the Team Member will work in a manufacturing environment, both office and factory settings. The Team Member is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and moving vehicles within a close proximity.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Team Member to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to:

  • Continuously sit, walk and/or stand for extended periods of time
  • Use of a computer for extended periods of time on a daily basis
  • Occasionally lift, push, pull with moderate force

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