Production Control has the role within the business to set up the initial schedule for projects to run through the business. We then take the parts issued from the Technical department and create the jobs to allow for Manufacturing and Purchasing to complete their work.
We also have the role of controlling the load in the relevant manufacturing area of the business, and dealing with all technical changes required within project jobs.
People within the department require an analytical nature and a good understanding of engineering processes.
Production Control Manager
Brett’s role within the business involves the day-to-day management of the team, to supply schedules and lead times for projects within the business including Capital Sales, Customer Service and Spares, and overall control of resource load.
James’s role is to process DOR’s (Drawing Office Requisitions), process all spares requirements, manage MRP jobs (parts being manufactured to stock) and deal with all technical changes.
Martin’s role is to process DOR’s (Drawing Office Requisitions), carry out Production control admin tasks and produce all the paperwork required for component manufacture.
Order Control/Production Planner
Mattia’s role is to create finite schedules for most of the Machine shop and deal with any queries around these.
A typical day consists of a morning meeting to review current load and highlight problem areas, liaising with Design Engineers, Production Engineering and Manufacturing over technical changes required. We will also be working with Capital Sales, Spares and Service departments on schedules for upcoming projects.
The Production Control department is the link between the font end of the business (both Sales and Technical) and the component manufacture and assembly. We also have a close link with the Production Engineering department who are integral to helping us complete our role.