Manufacturing production planners typically work in manufacturing plants or warehouses. Often, planners work a full-time schedule of 40 hours per week. To conduct their duties, planners often work in a variety of locations throughout the day, from the production floor to storage warehouses to an office desk or cubicle. They work both on their feet, walking around the production area, and sitting at a desk.
Manufacturing production planners often collaborate with warehouse staff, production and other managers, production staff and quality control departments. They work as a team to create a high-quality, high-efficiency production process for the company. This includes communicating needs, errors or expectations, attending meetings and submitting correct paperwork to each department.