Production Logistics Coordinators

Occupation:Production Logistics Coordinators
Category:Business, Finance, and Administration

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

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 secondary 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.

Labour Market Information

Work Prospects:Fair

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)

OccupationEstimated employment in 2018Estimated change in employment between 2017 and 2019Estimated openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019Estimated rate of unemployment in 2018 Estimated hourly earnings in 2015 (learn more)Estimated annual earnings in 2015
Production Logistics Coordinators525Moderate growth30High
Minimum: $17.00
Median: $26.00
Maximum: $45.00
Minimum: $18,593
Median: $45,317
Maximum: $82,410
Occupations in Business, Finance, and Administration63,775Moderate growth6,600Low
Minimum: $13.00
Median: $21.03
Maximum: $35.90
Minimum: $6,754
Median: $36,515
Maximum: $70,271
Production Logistics CoordinatorsCompared to: Occupations in Business, Finance, and Administration
Percent employed full-time96%81%
Percent self-employed5%7%
Where will I likely work?
Area of EmploymentProduction Logistics CoordinatorsCompared to: All NS Occupations
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
Cape Breton9%x13%$32,974
Annapolis Valley8%x13%$32,958
What are the workers like?
AgeProduction Logistics CoordinatorsCompared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration
% Employed% Employed
Median Age4548
GenderProduction Logistics CoordinatorsCompared to: Occupations in Business, Finance, and Administration
% Employed% Employed
EducationProduction Logistics CoordinatorsCompared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
Less than high school5.5%$30,7584.7%$23,775
High school34.5%$36,63123.7%$30,074
Trades certificate6.4%$38,9775.8%$32,871
College certificate or diploma32.7%$37,72334.4%$33,837
University certificate or diploma4.5%x3.0%$35,053
Bachelor's degree12.7%x22.9%$39,473
University advanced certificate or diploma1.8%x1.7%$40,672
Master's degreeN/Ax3.6%$23,407
Medicine, dentistry, veterinary, optometry1.8%x0.1%$41,688
Wage Disclaimer

Hourly earnings data are from the Labour Force Survey by Statistics Canada. Data are not available for all occupations. Hourly earnings are calculated based on usual hours worked per week. This is how an annual salary, for instance, gets converted to an hourly rate. The data include full and part-time workers along with new and experienced workers. Self-employed workers are excluded.

Annual employment income data reported in the Work Prospects section, are from the 2011 National Household Survey by Statistics Canada. Much of the data (around 70%) came directly from tax records. The data relates to the year 2010 and includes total wages and salaries and net income from self-employment.


Employment Requirements & Contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile
Useful 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

Training Paths & Education

Program Name:Adult high school/secondary diploma programs
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the high school level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises any program that defines the prescribed requirements, specified by the appropriate jurisdiction, for the completion of and graduation from a secondary school program of academic subject matter offered for adult learners outside of the regular secondary school program. This does not include adult compensatory education programs resulting in completion of a high school equivalency certificate or diploma.
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Universite Sainte-Anne
Siège Social: 1695, Route 1
Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0
(902) 769-2114
Nova Scotia Community College - Annapolis Valley Campus
50 Elliott Road
Lawrencetown, NS B0S 1M0
(902) 825-3491
Nova Scotia Community College - Cumberland Campus
PO Box 550, 1 Main Street
Springhill, NS B0M 1X0
(902) 597-3737
Nova Scotia Community College - Akerley Campus
21 Woodlawn Road
Dartmouth, NS B2W 2R7
(902) 491-4900
Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus
372 Pleasant Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2L2
(902) 742-3501
Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus
236 Belcher Street
Kentville, NS B4N 0A6
(902) 678-7341
Nova Scotia Community College - Lunenburg Campus
75 High Street
Bridgewater, NS B4V 1V8
(902) 543-4608
Nova Scotia Community College - Institute of Technology Campus
5685 Leeds Street
Halifax, NS B3K 2T3
(902) 491-6722
Nova Scotia Community College - Pictou Campus & School of Fisheries
PO Box 820, 39 Acadia Avenue
Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0
(902) 752-2002
Nova Scotia Community College - Shelburne Campus
PO Box 760, 1575 Lake Road
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0
(902) 875-8640
Nova Scotia Community College - Strait Area Campus & Nautical Institute
226 Reeves Street
Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2A2
(902) 625-2380
Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus
PO Box 1042, 1240 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6J7
(902) 563-2450
Nova Scotia Community College - Truro Campus
36 Arthur Street
Truro, NS B2N 1X5
(902) 893-5385
Program Name:Graphic communications - General
Education Level:This program may be offered at the college, trades, or university level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises 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.
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NSCAD University
5163 Duke Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3J6
(902) 444-9600
Program Name:Logistics and materials management
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the college or university level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises 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.
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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
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