Logistics Clerk

Summary

Logistics clerks record and coordinate the flow of work and materials between departments, examine orders for goods, and prepare production schedules.

Duties & Tasks

Logistics clerks may perform the following tasks:

  • requisition supplies from stock and send orders to production departments and other firms
  • confirm completion of orders and compliance with specified details
  • receive and check purchase requests against inventory records and stock on hand
  • examine orders and compile data for production schedules
  • check inventories and prepare delivery schedules
  • investigate and identify supply sources, and prepare and process purchase orders
  • count incoming stock and reconcile it with requisitions
  • update inventory and stock location records.

Working Conditions

Logistics clerks may work in offices, storerooms and warehouses. Conditions in warehouses may be hot and dusty during summer and cold during winter. They usually work regular business hours, but may be required to work longer hours during busy periods.

Logistics clerks may use specially designed electronic inventory data collection devices. They may also be required to operate forklifts or other heavy machinery, and to wear high-visibility clothing and other safety equipment in warehouse situations.

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy clerical and administrative activities
  • good numeracy skills
  • a methodical approach to work
  • good communication skills
  • excellent organisational skills
  • ability to work as part of a team
  • sound interpretation and analysis skills
  • attention to detail.

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