What is a Manufacturing Production Controller?
Production controllers plan and monitor work flow, as well as material movement in production cycles to ensure continuous operations. They are responsible for running a smooth and efficient facility and ensuring a safe environment and quality control.
Where Can a Production Controller Work?
Production controllers can work in settings such as manufacturing or industrial plants, including automotive or aviation facilities. They may be responsible for production strategies, work with inventory managers to schedule deliveries and pickups of materials and products, and assist in processing customer orders and shipments according to the established schedule. They typically liaise with multiple departments to maintain stock levels and ensure quality of materials manufactured.
How Do You Become a Production Controller?
To become a production controller it is recommended that you complete some level of postsecondary training to gain the skills employers are looking for.
Goodwin’s Manufacturing Management program is particularly helpful in the journey to becoming a production controller, as the curriculum covers operations management, industrial safety, production planning and control, purchasing, quality management, and team dynamics. Through Goodwin’s Manufacturing Management program, you will learn how to manage people, processes, and equipment in a manufacturing environment.
Goodwin University offers manufacturing programs at bachelor’s degree, associate degree, and certificate levels.
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