1215 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations

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Lead statement

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Shippers and Receivers (1521), Storekeepers and Partspersons (1522), Production Logistics Co-ordinators (1523), Purchasing and Inventory Control Workers (1524), Dispatchers (1525) and Transportation Route and Crew Schedulers (1526). They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

Example Titles

  • dispatch logistician
  • flight crew scheduling supervisor
  • freight forwarding logistician
  • head dispatcher
  • head shipper
  • inventory control supervisor
  • logistics supervisor – transportation
  • parts service supervisor
  • production clerks supervisor
  • ramp services supervisor – airport
  • supervisor, receiving
  • supply control co-ordinator

Main duties

  • Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
    • Co-ordinate, assign and review the work of clerks engaged in the following duties: shipping, receiving, storing, distributing and maintaining inventories of materials, parts and products; processing purchasing transactions; co-ordinating production work; dispatching crews; scheduling transportation crews and routes; operating airport ramp servicing vehicles; and other related activities
    • Plan, organize and oversee operational logistics of the organization, establish work schedules and procedures, resolve work-related issues, prepare and submit progress and other reports and co-ordinate activities with other supply-chain work units or departments
    • Train workers in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
    • Requisition supplies and materials
    • Ensure smooth operation of computer systems, equipment and machinery and arrange for maintenance and repair work
    • May perform the same duties as workers supervised.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Several years of experience in the occupation supervised are usually required.

Exclusions

  • Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations (12141214)