Production, Planning, & Expediting Clerks

conventional interests production schedule review documents personnel department supervisor operational activity cost computer

Expeditor, Materials Planner, Production Planner, 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.
  • Revise production schedules when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions, collaborating with management, marketing, sales, production, or engineering.
  • Review documents, such as production schedules, work orders, or staffing tables, to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priorities.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products

Business

  • customer service
  • administrative services

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal

  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking

Ideas and Logic

  • order or arrange things
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

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
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Integrity

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology
  • Oracle PeopleSoft Hot Technology

Data base user interface and query software

  • Airtable
  • Oracle Database Hot Technology

Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software

  • Bill of lading software
  • Waterloo Hydrogeologic TACTIC

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

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