Production Inventory Control Specialist (1728-056)

Knoll, Inc. Muskegon , MI 49440

Posted 2 months ago



Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Since 1938, we've been thinking about how people interact with their environments, and how their environments impact what they do. Our strength in office systems, seating, furniture, textiles, leather, architectural accessories allows us to compose integrated solutions from products and services that naturally work together.

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Support manufacturing through the dispatch of executable schedules to the shop floor and accurate management of inventory.


  • Release a full, executable daily bucket of work to the floor on schedule

  • Communicate part shortage needs upstream to appropriate Supervisors, Leads, Managers or Planners

  • Identify potential part inventory issues ahead of time. Have inventory verified and adjusted immediately if necessary to prevent missed orders

  • Process scrap transactions immediately and notify appropriate Supervisor, Lead, Manager or Planner of parts needing to be expedited

  • Manage any past due orders daily and work with coordinators and leads for completion

  • Look at the load daily for required completion and flag potential concerns for completion

  • Work with manufacturing closely to execute the daily completion target

  • Support manufacturing as needed, including scheduled overtime

  • Maintain a floor presence and work closely with team leads to monitor and assist with daily schedule completion

  • Identify, communicate and help complete quick ship hot orders as needed daily

  • Monitor negative floor stock items daily and adjust inventory as needed after counts are taken

  • Responsible for managing and maintaining schedules and orders to ensure the correct products are flowing throughout manufacturing process in a seamless flow. Perform various tasks on JDE computer system - e.g. parts availability, weekly schedule, daily schedules, BOM, shortage reports, releasing tickets to manufacturing. Use computer in scheduling and material availability

  • May be required to work different work schedules or shifts at times to support the plant

  • Develop a thorough working knowledge of the actual jobs within the plant, and what product flows through those areas

  • Recommend/communicate productivity, quality, safety, and cost improvements

  • Encourage associates to bring up improvement ideas and be involved in helping to address/implement them

  • Assist in developing new methods of communicating manufacturing information to individual manufacturing work centers, continually emphasizing efficiency and simplicity

  • May be required to work during physical inventory

  • Willing and able to lead a team through a project successfully to implementation, follow through and sustainment

Required Experience


  • High school diploma or equivalent required


  • Must be able to work in a team environment

  • Must be willing and able to facilitate a team through a project successfully

  • Must have basic computer skills and understand JDE

  • Must have working knowledge of WO's verses WA's and flow of parts and work orders in the plant


  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is required

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of product and parts that are produced at all levels of manufacturing

  • Working knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques, principles, and tools preferred

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