Production, Planning and Expediting Clerks
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks manage the flow of information, work, and materials within or between departments in a business according to a production schedule. They set workers’ schedules, estimate costs, and keep track of materials as well as production problems in manufacturing plants.
People in this career often have a talent for active listening, reading comprehension, speaking, time management, and critical thinking.
They review and distribute production, work, and shipment schedules. They review documents, such as production schedules, work orders, or staffing tables, to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priorities. They also arrange for delivery, assembly, or distribution of supplies or parts to expedite the flow of materials and meet production schedules.
In addition, production, planning, and expediting clerks confer with department supervisors to determine the progress of work and completion dates. They also compile reports on work progress, inventory levels, costs, and production problems.
Most occupations in this field require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate’s degree. Some states require an occupational license to work in these careers.