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Production, Planning, & Expediting Clerks

Also called: Master Scheduler, Planner, Production Assistant, Production Scheduler

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What they do:
Coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule. Duties include reviewing and distributing production, work, and shipment schedules; conferring with department supervisors to determine progress of work and completion dates; and compiling reports on progress of work, inventory levels, costs, and production problems.
On the job, you would:
  • Distribute production schedules or work orders to departments.
  • Review documents, such as production schedules, work orders, or staffing tables, to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priorities.
  • Requisition and maintain inventories of materials or supplies necessary to meet production demands.


Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
  • management
  • customer service
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Independence


You might use software like this on the job:

Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • eLading Bill of Lading Software
  • LSA Visual Easy Lean
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Sage MAS 90
  • SAP software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
  • Structured query language SQL


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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