Unit Group

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

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

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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.

Classified elsewhere

  • Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations (1214)

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