Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.9% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent


What Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks Do

Coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule. Duties include reviewing and distributing production, work, and shipment schedules; conferring with department supervisors to determine progress of work and completion dates; and compiling reports on progress of work, inventory levels, costs, and production problems.

Other Job Titles Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks May Have

Materials Coordinator, Materials Planner, Planner, Production Assistant, Production Clerk, Production Controller, Production Planner, Production Scheduler, Scheduler

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Productions Intern ,


Assist in receiving, merchandising and marketing. Assist in daily production operations for personal customers, retail buyers, and contractors. Aide to owner and designer of Kovey swimwear in fashion design, graphic design, pattern making, sample making, public relations, and photography. I really enjoy staying physically active through exercising, like Yoga and Pilates! I enjoy being service-oriented in the community for causes that promote awareness. Exercising my faith is key to eternity.

Production Manager ,

Hallmark Cards Inc.

Meet daily with section managers & and admin team to ensure critical orders are scheduled and all materials necessary for production are available. Active problem solving to improve safety, manufacturing, and assembly processes. Meetings to discuss future strategies. Budget monitoring (spend). Strategies for employee growth and engagement.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Distribute production schedules or work orders to departments.
  • Review documents, such as production schedules, work orders, or staffing tables, to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priorities.
  • Requisition and maintain inventories of materials or supplies necessary to meet production demands.
  • Arrange for delivery, assembly, or distribution of supplies or parts to expedite flow of materials and meet production schedules.
  • Confer with department supervisors or other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes.

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