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Supply Planner

Job Req ID:  8881

Nashville, TN, US, 37203

Date:  Jan 26, 2023

As a leader in high-performance building solutions, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions, NYSE: LPX) manufactures engineered wood building products that meet the demands of builders, remodelers and homeowners worldwide. LP’s extensive offerings include innovative and dependable building products and accessories, such as siding solutions (LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding, LP BuilderSeries® Lap Siding, and LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®), LP Structural Solutions (LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, and LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, LP NovaCore™ Thermal Insulated Sheathing, and more), LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring, and oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading customer service and warranties. Since its founding in 1972, LP has been Building a Better Worldby helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes while our shareholders build lasting value. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 25 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile, and Brazil. For more information, visit

LP’s values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work.  For more than 40 years, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry.

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

  • Acquire forecasts for all finished goods inventory-consuming events and translate those forecasts into an inventory deployment plan, collaborating with cross-functional partners to ensure the inventory is managed according to constraints and targets that are aligned with the business strategy.
  • Provide production and capacity scheduling support, coordinating with operations and inventory teams to understand any potential issues that appear which may impact production schedules.
  • 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.
  • Ensure all inventory metrics are met. Identify action items, marshal resources to address action items and follow up on all inventory-related issues to full resolution.


Process Improver

  • 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.


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, Supply, Warehouse, Operations, Manufacturing