Production, Planning, & Expediting Clerks


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

Knowledge:

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

Skills:

    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

Abilites:

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

Personality:

Description: 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

Technology:

    Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Bill of lading software
  • Ingenious ProPlan
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • SAP
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    bachelor's degree
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