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Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks

Overview

Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks prepare and process orders for goods and services, monitor stock levels and supply sources and maintain stock and inventory levels, record and coordinate the flow of materials between departments, prepare production schedules, and administer and coordinate storage and distribution operations within organisations. The links below provide quick access to basic information for this occupation.  Greater detail can be found using any of the page tabs above. A one page printable summary of the key statistics for this occupation can also be found under the Reports and Links tab above. Just click on the tab and follow the link for Occupational Bulletin.

Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • requisitioning supplies from stock and sending orders to production departments and other firms
  • confirming completion of orders and compliance with details specified, signing tally sheets and attaching to checked items
  • receiving and checking purchase requests against inventory records and stock on hand
  • examining orders and compiling data for production schedules
  • checking inventories and preparing delivery schedules
  • examining containers to ensure that they are filled, and recording quantities
  • investigating and identifying supply sources and preparing and processing purchase orders
  • providing price and other information about goods to prospective customers
  • counting incoming stock and reconciling it with requisitions, and updating inventory and stock location records
  • establishing and coordinating the operating procedures for receiving, handling, storing and shipping goods

Job Titles

  • Order Clerk 
  • Production Clerk 
  • Purchasing Officer 
  • Sales Clerk 
  • Stock Clerk 
  • Warehouse Administrator 

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