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Production Planner

Job Req ID:  9396

Nashville, TN, US, 37203

Date:  May 9, 2023

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions) is a leading provider of high-performance building solutions that meet the demands of builders, remodelers, and homeowners worldwide. We manufacture engineered wood building products that include an extensive offering of innovative and dependable building materials and accessories. LP’s values-driven culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in an ethical, inclusive, challenging, and rewarding place to work. Since our founding in 1972, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates more than 20 facilities across North and South America. For more information, visit

Job Purpose

The primary role of supply planning is to support the management of finished goods and work in progress to satisfy demand and inventory requirements. The role derives an accurate view of material requirements needed to support consumer needs by balancing customer orders, customer demand, and inventory data. Supply planning is tasked with establishing reorder quantities for materials and/or coordinating production scheduling activities, taking into account supply lead time, supply constraints, and transportation constraints.

We’d love to meet you if... 
… you’re energized by big challenges and creating a plan to meet the challenge 
… you enjoy working with others to deliver great work 
… you’re innovative and looking for a values-driven, positive culture and environment

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

Analyst/Problem Solver

  • Provide production and capacity scheduling support, coordinating with efficient use of LP's manufacturing resources with operations and inventory teams; proactively identify any potential conflicts with scheduling or availability and work collaboratively on solutions.
  • Collaborate with planning, sales, operations and other functional areas in managing the forecasting and deployment of inventory, to ensure inventory levels are managed efficiently and in alignment with business strategy. 
  • Establish critical inventory parameters (such as ABC and Safety Stock settings, replenishment quantity, and launch quantity), taking into account constraints and input, such as lead time and order cycle time.
  • Monitor and track inventory levels and reconcile inventory variances using all available resources to identify root causes and supply possible solutions.
  • As required, provide materials planning support (MRP), coordinating the planning and management of raw materials with operations personnel. 

Process Improver

  • Investigate and provide options to improve and upgrade inventory systems and reporting. 
  • Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste or optimize customer service.

Internal Collaborator 

  • Develop and maintain inventory planning assumptions in conjunction with purchasing, planning, manufacturing operations and commercial teams, including safety stocks, lead times, order quantities, campaign or production strategy, batch yields, and cycle times.


  • Report on back orders, short stock, excess items and slow-moving inventory to the parties concerned.
  • Measure, analyze and report key process metrics, and monitor adherence to key performance indicators (KPIs).

What do I need to be successful?

  • 3+ years experience in production planning, inventory management, or supply management processes preferred
  • LSS Certification preferred
  • Or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position
  • Base knowledge of supply chain planning and inventory management concepts.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well-organized and high level of attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills, including demonstrated ability to compile and analyze data, develop metrics, and perform cost benefit analysis
  • Proficiency using PC-based applications (such as Microsoft, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and/or Access)
  • Ability to support continuous improvement projects and work efforts.
  • Ability to interpret and apply corporate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to operate a computer and supporting software.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to travel to customer, manufacturing, and/or warehouse locations as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field.

Work Environment

  • Hybrid- Remote/Office work 


LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Supply Planner, Industrial, Sales Operations, Supply, Operations, Manufacturing, Sales