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14402 – Production logistics workers

Production logistics workers expedite the flow of work and materials within an establishment and prepare merchandise ready for shipment. They are employed by manufacturing and construction companies, printing and publishing companies and other industrial establishments.


Example titles

  • Expediter
  • Production clerk
  • Scheduling clerk
  • Traffic control clerk
  • Material estimator
  • Traffic clerk - broadcasting

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Find, sort or move goods between different sections, unit and departments and receive, unpack and track merchandise
  • Compile detailed worksheets and specifications from customer's order
  • Compare items packed with customer orders and other identifying data for quality control
  • Compile reports on the progress of work and on any production problems that arise
  • Track material inventory, prepare new material orders, monitor order schedules for inventory control and maintain inventory records
  • Maintain contact with vendors to ensure that supplies and equipment are shipped on time
  • Prepare material estimates to ensure enough materials are available to complete production projects.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.

Additional information

  • Progression to coordination positions is possible with experience.


  • Purchasing and inventory control workers (14403)
  • Shippers and receivers (14400)
  • Storekeepers and partspersons (14401)
  • Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations (12013)
  • Production and transportation logistics coordinators (13201)

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
1 – Business, finance and administration occupations
4 – Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training
Major group
14 – Administrative and financial support and supply chain logistics occupations
Sub-major group
144 – Supply chain logistics, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations
Minor group
1440 – Supply chain logistics, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations
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