Production Logistics Coordinators

(NOC 1523)

in All Business, Finance, and Administration

Production logistics coordinators coordinate and speed up the flow of work and materials within an organization, prepare work and production schedules and monitor the progress of production and construction projects. They work for manufacturing and construction companies, printing and publishing companies, and other industrial businesses.

Job Outlook

average

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  • Estimate Moderate growth employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 40 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate High rate of unemployment in 2022

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

  • Estimate 3555 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 9370 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

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 not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. The number employed in this occupation is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, which will provide additional opportunities for employment. With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat 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 78% 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

$16.83

Minimum

$24.10

Median

$29.33

Maximum

Annual Pay

$18,593

Minimum

$45,317

Median

$82,410

Maximum

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

Hourly Pay

$14.00

Minimum

$27.85

Median

$38.46

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,754

Minimum

$36,515

Median

$70,271

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Production logistics coordinators coordinate and speed up the flow of work and materials within an organization, prepare work and production schedules and monitor the progress of production and construction projects. They work for manufacturing and construction companies, printing and publishing companies, and other industrial businesses.

Job duties

Production logistics coordinators:

  • Compile detailed worksheets and specifications from customer's order.
  • Estimate type and quantity of materials and labour required for production, construction and other projects.
  • Discuss 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 a organization and make sure that supplies, materials and products are shipped and received on schedule.
  • Prepare and maintain 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 coordinator - production
  • traffic control clerk

Skills

  • 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

  • High school is usually required and college may be required.

Other considerations

  • Clerical experience or experience as a production worker may be required. Movement to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

570

employed in 2016

92.0%

employed full-time

1.8%

self employed

46.9%
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53.1%
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44.9

median age

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

63,775

employed in 2016

78.4%

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?

61.9%

Halifax

$50,743 median annual income
11.5%

North Shore

$44,640 median annual income
9.7%

Southern

$35,552 median annual income
8.8%

Cape Breton

$40,072 median annual income
8.0%

Annapolis Valley

$47,055 median annual income

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

43.5%

Manufacturing

10.2%

Health care and social assistance

7.4%

Public administration

6.5%

Information and cultural industries

4.6%

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

What is the age of Employment?

28.0%

45-54

26.0%

25-34

19.0%

35-44

19.0%

55-64

5.0%

15-24

2.0%

65+

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

26.3%

45-54

22.6%

55-64

19.4%

35-44

16.7%

25-34

7.5%

65+

Top levels of education

33.6%

High school

$44,769 median annual income
32.7%

College Diploma

$45,144 median annual income
15.0%

Bachelor

$46,571 median annual income
6.2%

Trade Certification

$63,344 median annual income
5.3%

Less than high school

N/A

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

33.8%

College Diploma

$36,304 median annual income
23.8%

High school

$32,903 median annual income
22.8%

Bachelor

$41,755 median annual income
5.8%

Trade Certification

$34,807 median annual income
4.9%

Less than high school

$23,174 median annual income

Education & training

Graphic Communications

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs apply technical knowledge and skills in the manufacture and distribution or transmission of graphic communications products. They include courses in the prepress, press, and postpress phases of production operations and processes like offset lithography, flexography, gravure, letterpress, screen printing, foil stamping, digital imaging, and other reproduction methods.

Institutions providing this program

NSCAD University

Halifax, NS

High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

Adults without a high school diploma can contact the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) for tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL oversees adult education programs in Nova Scotia. NSSAL partners with the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations to deliver programs. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Logistics and Materials Management

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs prepare students 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. They 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

Halifax, NS

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Cape Breton University

Sydney, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

The Logistics Institute
York, ON
Supply Chain Canada - Nova Scotia Institute
Halifax, NS

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