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.
A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Around one in four workers have finished high school. Even with a qualification, sometimes experience or on-the-job training is necessary.
- 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
- Production Clerk
- Purchasing or Procurement Officer
- Stock Clerk
- Warehouse Administrator
- Order Clerk
Production Clerk (also called Production Recorder or Schedule Clerk)
Records and coordinates the flow of work and materials between departments, examines orders for goods, and prepares production schedules.
Specialisations: Delivery Clerk, Logistics Clerk
Purchasing or Procurement Officer
Prepares purchase orders, monitors supply sources and negotiates contracts with suppliers.
Stock Clerk (also called Stock Control Clerk or Stores Clerk)
Monitors stock levels and maintains stock, order and inventory records.
Specialisations: Inventory Clerk, Supply Clerk
Administers and coordinates storage and distribution operations within an organisation.
Order Clerk (also called Customer Orders Clerk or Sales Order Clerk)
Receives and processes incoming orders for goods and services from inside or outside an organisation.
Specialisations: Internal Salesperson, Mail Order Clerk