Planner-Scheduler


Donald R. Trenholm, Jr.



231 Hardy Pond Road, Waltham, Massachusetts 02451


617-694-7129  |  dreidtrenholm@gmail.com


 


Summary


 


Experienced Materials Planner, in scheduling and inventory control. Highly focused meeting the needs of the customers, both internally and externally in a manufacturing environment, demonstrated success in lowering cost, by working with the internal flow of product through the plant. Using Forecast, MPS, MRP, Capacity Planning (CAP), Shop Floor Control, Six Sigma, 5S, and KANBAN was able to lower cost and increasing Productivity, by Streamlining Operations that Decrease Cost.


 


Work Experience


 


MADICO, INC., Woburn, Massachusetts                                                                      1979 – 2015


 


Master Scheduler / Master Planner (2007 – 2015)


Responsible for coordinating raw and WIP level of inventory of window film, safety security, R&D, government projects, carry sheet for Photovoltaic, and other specialty products through the Laminating and Coating room.



  • Balanced customer requirements and machine utilization to ensure smooth operation, material availability, and expedited shipment. Coordinated raw and WIP levels of inventory.

  • Reviewed customer and forecast requirements for products versus availability to maximize customer satisfaction and manage costs. Managed the manufacturing plans as demand and production varied.

  • Planned WIP production to meet Finish Goods requirements with a focus on customer fulfillment.

  • Utilized the Basic Production Control System (BPCS) system to plan, schedule, and procure materials through MRP, MPS, and Capacity Planning (CAP). As a result, vendors had accurate forecasts, accounting was advised of upcoming expenses, and space requirements were addressed.

  • Ensured aged and level of Raw and WIP inventory were recent to ensure appropriate write-offs, reduced pricing for product movement, and/or return to vendor.

  • Assigned item numbers for new lab and production trials in coordination of new product development. As a result, new products were brought on line more efficiently, old products were updated or phased out, and machine passes were better utilized.

  • Contributed to implementation of 5S and Kan-Ban flow charts, flow rates, and major work flows, including working with vendors to keep a Kan-Ban of our needs at their facilities.


Master Scheduler Window Film Division (2001 – 2007)



  • Utilized the Basic Production Control System (BPCS) system to plan, schedule, and procure materials through MRP, MPS, and Capacity Planning (CAP). As a result, vendors had accurate forecasts, accounting was advised of upcoming expenses, and space requirements were addressed. Ensured full utilization of MRPII system and practices.

  • Trained and counseled departmental personnel in practice and skills of materials requirements planning and the effective use of all supporting information systems. Ensuring the materials data base is accurately maintained.

  • Served as liaison between Sales and Production. Provided feedback to Sales regarding forecast accuracy versus demand.

  • Measured performance of the master production schedule.

  • Authorized purchase order release of all purchased inventory items.

  • Maintained area book for issues and revised documents to ensure that all invalid or obsolete documents were removed. Explained all new documents and/or changes to existing documents to appropriate personnel.


 


 


Process Technical Support Special Project (1993) 5 month project February through June



  • Selected, as SME, to review and update all product specifications to ensure that operators had assurance they are using the correct materials to produce the product.


 


Senior Planner Supervisor – Inventory and Production Planning (1990 – 2001)


NOTE: in 1991 MADICO hired a Materials Manager


Note: Had all the planning department personal reporting to me. For all divisions



  • Supervised the preparation of inventory requirement plans for self-manufacturing and external procurement. Issued or supervised the issue of purchase requisitions.

  • Managed inventory requirements planning to compensate for expected capacity limitations, either internally or at supplier. Monitored inventory levels for potential problems and directed appropriate corrective action.

  • Ensured low stock and back order information was properly and frequently communicated to management and directed correction action when necessary.

  • Trained and counseled departmental personnel in practice and skills of materials requirements planning and the effective use of all supporting information systems. Ensuring the materials data base is accurately maintained. Explained all new documents and/or changes to existing documents to appropriate personnel.

  • Developed and maintained effective communication and cooperation between Inventory and Production Planning Department and Marketing.

  • Participated in annual budgets and other company planning by organizing the generation of production, inventory, and procurement activities.

  • Supervised the maintenance, quality, and distribution of monthly reports to control and monitor status of planned versus actual inventory-related events. Prepared and presented reports of various types to senior management. Responsible for maintaining area book for issues and revised documents, seeing that all invalid or obsolete documents were removed.

  • Participated in design, development, and implementation of new and /or improved computer-based inventor and production planning systems. Switch from (MAPICS) to (BPCS)


 


Production Planner (1980 – 1990)



  • Managed inventory requirements planning to compensate for expected capacity limitations, either internally or at supplier. Monitored inventory levels for potential problems and directed appropriate corrective action.

    • Ensured low stock and back order information was properly and frequently communicated to management and directed correction action when necessary.

    • Developed and maintained effective communication and cooperation between Inventory and Production Planning Department and Marketing.

    • Participated in annual budgets and other company planning by organizing the generation of production, inventory, and procurement activities.




 


MADICO/VALVAK, DIVISION VAN LEER, U.S.A.  


Changed name in 1981 to Val Leer Plastics, B.V. Valvak Product Division, and again changed name in 1984 when company was bought back by original owners of Madico so that current name is Madico.


 


Production Supervisor/Supervisor Solar-X Division of Van Leer, U.S.A. (1979 – 1980)


While production ran product in Newton Coordinate Manufacturing Plant Move to Woburn


(company merged with sister company, Madico, Inc, also owned by VAN LEER)


 


SOLAR-X (company bought out by Van Leer, U.S.A.)                                                 1978 – 1979


Inspector, Materials Handler, Supervisor DIY Department


 


TURNPIKE NEWS (change of ownership in 1978)                                                        1974 – 1978


Assistant Manager: Responsible for Receiving, Route Drivers, & Home Delivery Personal.


 


Systems


 


Microsoft Office (Excel) • MPCS • BPCS • MRPII •


 


 


Volunteer Work


 


MacArthur Elementary, PTO Fund Raisers


North Waltham Little League, coach


Stohlman Foundation – support for International Medical Meetings


 


Education


 


Effective Speaking and Human Relations, Dale Carnegie (1989)


Inventory Management Technique and Basic Material Requirements Planning, Tufts University (1982)


Newton Technical High School / Newton North High School, Newton, MA (1974)


 


Awards


 


The Hisasu Kainose Award, Madico, Inc. (2009)


 


 


References, Available upon request

  • ID#: 117371
  • Location: Waltham, MA , 02451

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