Production Logistics Coordinators

(NOC 1523)

in All Business, Finance, and Administration

Production logistics coordinators coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within an establishment, prepare work and production schedules and monitor the progress of production and construction projects. They are employed by manufacturing and construction companies, printing and publishing companies, and other industrial establishments.

Job Outlook

Average

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  • Estimate Moderate growth employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 30 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate High rate of unemployment in 2016

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

  • Estimate Moderate growth employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 6600 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2016

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a moderate sized occupation in Nova Scotia so some job opportunities may occur through turnover. The number employed in this occupation is expected to grow moderately over the next few years, which will likely provide some additional opportunities for employment. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Production Logistics Coordinators most commonly work full-time hours. Furthermore, the jobs are typically permanent positions.

The median employment income for 81% of Production Logistics Coordinators who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $49,857. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$17.00

Minimum

$26.00

Median

$45.00

Maximum

Annual Pay

$18,593

Minimum

$45,317

Median

$82,410

Maximum

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

Hourly Pay

$13.00

Minimum

$21.03

Median

$35.90

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,754

Minimum

$36,515

Median

$70,271

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Production logistics coordinators coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within an establishment, prepare work and production schedules and monitor the progress of production and construction projects. They are employed by manufacturing and construction companies, printing and publishing companies, and other industrial establishments.

Job duties

Production logistics coordinators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Compile detailed worksheets and specifications from customer's order.
  • Estimate type and quantity of materials and labour required for production, construction and other projects.
  • Consult with production supervisor to schedule production runs in a cost and time-efficient manner.
  • Meet regularly with other production clerks, warehouse, production and construction supervisors and purchasing and inventory clerks to coordinate activities between warehouses and production floors or construction sites.
  • Coordinate and monitor logistics of the movement of parts, supplies and materials within an establishment and ensure that supplies, materials and products are shipped and received on schedule.
  • Prepare and maintain various reports on the progress of work, materials used, rates of production and other production information, using manual or computerized systems.

Sample job titles

  • delivery checker
  • expediter
  • material checker
  • production clerk
  • production material estimator
  • production officer
  • scheduling clerk
  • shipping control clerk
  • supply chain co-ordinator - production
  • traffic control clerk

Skills

To work in these fields, you must be organized and attentive to detail. Your work must be accurate. Good communication skills are important. You need to be able to work as part of a team. Computer skills and the ability to work with technology may be helpful.

Job requirements

  • Completion of high school is usually required and college may be required.

Other considerations

Previous clerical experience or experience as a production worker may be required. Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

525

employed in 2016

96.3%

employed full-time

1.9%

self employed

46.5%
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53.5%
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44.9

median age

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

63,775

employed in 2016

81.3%

employed full-time

6.6%

self employed

73.4%
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26.6%
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47.9

median age

Where will I likely work?

61.4%

Halifax

11.4%

Northern

9.6%

Southern

8.8%

Cape Breton

7.9%

Annapolis Valley

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

Northern

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

15.2%

Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

10.5%

Health Care and Social Assistance

7.6%

Public Administration

7.6%

Rubber, Plastics & Chemical Manufacturing

6.7%

Food and Beverage Product Manufacturing

What is the age of Employment?

33.3%

35-44

26.3%

45-54

21.1%

25-34

14.0%

55-64

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

36.5%

45-54

28.0%

55-64

18.6%

35-44

10.7%

65+

6.0%

25-34

Top levels of education

34.5%

High school

$36,631 median annual income
32.7%

College certificate or diploma

$37,723 median annual income
12.7%

Bachelor's degree

N/A
6.4%

Trades certificate

$38,977 median annual income
5.5%

Less than high school

$30,758 median annual income

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

34.4%

College certificate or diploma

$33,837 median annual income
23.7%

High school

$30,074 median annual income
22.9%

Bachelor's degree

$39,473 median annual income
5.8%

Trades certificate

$32,871 median annual income
4.7%

Less than high school

$23,775 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

PO Box 220

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

(866) 679-6722

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Graphic communications - General

This program may be offered at the college, trades, or university level.

This instructional program class includes any program that generally prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in the manufacture and distribution or transmission of graphic communications products. These programs include courses in the prepress, press, and postpress phases of production operations and processes such as offset lithography, flexography, gravure, letterpress, screen printing, foil stamping, digital imaging, and other reproduction methods.

Institutions providing this program

NSCAD University

5163 Duke Street

Halifax, NS B3J 3J6

(902) 444-9600

Logistics and materials management

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class includes any program that prepares individuals to manage and coordinate all logistical functions in an enterprise, ranging from acquisitions to receiving and handling, through internal allocation of resources to operations units, to the handling and delivery of output. These programs include courses in acquisitions and purchasing, inventory control, storage and handling, just-in-time manufacturing, logistics planning, shipping and delivery management, transportation, quality control, resource estimation and allocation, and budgeting.

Institutions providing this program

Eastern College - Halifax

6940 Mumford Road, Suite 111

Halifax, NS B3L 0B7

(902) 423-3933

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

The Logistics Institute
20 Maud Street, Suite 501
Toronto, ON M5V 2M5
Tel: (416) 363-3005
Fax: (416) 363-5598
Supply Chain Management Association
777 Bay Street, Suite 2701
Toronto, ON M5G 2C8
Tel: (416) 977-7111
Fax: (416) 977-8886

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.

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