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Working As A Shipping And Receiving Supervisor

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Processing Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Repetitive

  • $64,220

    Average Salary

What Does A Shipping And Receiving Supervisor Do

Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.

Duties

Material recording clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep records of items shipped, received, or transferred to another location
  • Compile reports on various aspects of changes in production or inventory
  • Find, sort, or move goods between different parts of the business
  • Check inventory records for accuracy

Material recording clerks use computers, tablets, or hand-held devices to keep track of inventory. Sensors and tags enable these computers to automatically detect when and where products are moved, allowing clerks to keep updated reports without manually counting items.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks manage the flow of information, work, and materials within or among offices in a business. They compile reports on the progress of work and on any production problems that arise. These clerks set workers’ schedules, estimate costs, keep track of materials, and write special orders for new materials. They perform general office tasks, such as entering data or distributing mail. Expediting clerks maintain contact with vendors to ensure that supplies and equipment are shipped on time.

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks keep track of and record outgoing and incoming shipments. Clerks may scan barcodes with hand-held devices or use radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners to keep track of inventory. They check if shipment orders were correctly processed in their company’s computer system. They also compute freight costs and prepare invoices. Some clerks move goods from the warehouse to the loading dock.

Stock clerks and order fillers receive, unpack, and track merchandise. Stock clerks move products from a warehouse to store shelves. They keep a record of items that enter or leave the stockroom and inspect for damaged goods. These clerks also use hand-held scanners to keep track of merchandise. Order fillers retrieve customer orders and prepare them to be shipped.

Material and product inspecting clerks weigh, measure, check, sample, and keep records on materials, supplies, and equipment that enters a warehouse. They verify the quantity and quality of items they are assigned to examine, checking for defects and recording what they find. They use scales, counting devices, and calculators. Some workers decide what to do about a defective product, such as to scrap it or send it back to the factory to be repaired. Some clerks also prepare reports, such as reports about warehouse inventory levels.

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How To Become A Shipping And Receiving Supervisor

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Education

Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Training

Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.

Advancement

With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Shipping And Receiving Supervisor Career Paths

Shipping And Receiving Supervisor
Operations Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Purchasing
10 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Technician Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Operations Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Supervisor Warehouse Manager Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operation Supervisor General Manager
General Manager Of Operations
9 Yearsyrs
Shipping Receiving Manager Warehouse Manager Operations Manager
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Production Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Supervisor Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Production Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Manager Logistics Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Operations Director
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Shipping Receiving Manager Office Manager Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operation Supervisor Account Manager Operations Manager
Regional Operation Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Manager General Manager Account Executive
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Warehouse Supervisor Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Production Manager Traffic Manager Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Manager Purchasing Manager Supply Chain Manager
Warehouse/Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Warehouse Manager 3.9 years
Receiving Manager 3.9 years
Shipping Manager 3.6 years
Shipping Lead 3.4 years
Warehouse Lead 3.3 years
Receiving Lead 3.3 years
Shipping 1.9 years
Top Employers Before
Supervisor 6.5%
Manager 4.1%
Top Employers After
Supervisor 5.8%
Manager 4.4%

Shipping And Receiving Supervisor Demographics

Gender

Male

81.0%

Female

17.8%

Unknown

1.2%
Ethnicity

White

78.2%

Hispanic or Latino

14.2%

Asian

5.9%

Unknown

1.1%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

75.0%

Carrier

9.5%

French

3.4%

Chinese

1.7%

Russian

1.7%

Arabic

1.7%

Portuguese

0.9%

Mandarin

0.9%

German

0.9%

Cantonese

0.9%

Japanese

0.9%

Gujarati

0.9%

Dari

0.9%

Hindi

0.9%
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Shipping And Receiving Supervisor Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

27.9%

Community College of the Air Force

6.3%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.3%

Grand Rapids Community College

4.3%

Ashford University

4.3%

Houston Community College

4.3%

Liberty University

3.8%

Greenville Technical College

3.8%

Arizona State University

3.4%

Vincennes University

3.4%

Monroe Community College

3.4%

American InterContinental University

3.4%

Eastern Michigan University

3.4%

Kent State University

3.4%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

3.4%

Ball State University

3.4%

Strayer University

3.4%

Kaplan University

3.4%

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

3.4%

University of Alabama

2.9%
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Majors

Business

40.8%

Management

6.1%

Accounting

5.7%

General Studies

5.6%

Criminal Justice

5.2%

Supply Chain Management

4.4%

Psychology

3.4%

Computer Science

3.0%

Graphic Design

2.8%

Liberal Arts

2.6%

Education

2.5%

Electrical Engineering

2.2%

Information Technology

2.2%

Marketing

2.2%

Automotive Technology

2.0%

Operations Management

2.0%

Computer Networking

1.8%

Communication

1.8%

Health Care Administration

1.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.7%
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Degrees

Other

41.7%

Bachelors

27.0%

Associate

17.5%

Certificate

6.8%

Masters

4.9%

Diploma

1.8%

License

0.3%

Doctorate

0.1%
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Top Skills for A Shipping And Receiving Supervisor

SafetyRegulationsSafetyProceduresTimelyDeliveryInventoryControlSuperviseCustomerServiceRawMaterialsOutgoingShipmentsLogisticsPurchaseOrdersCycleCountsDataEntryPalletJackOshaLTLCustomerOrdersOutboundShipmentsISOInventoryLevelsWarehouseOperations

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Top Shipping And Receiving Supervisor Skills

  1. Safety Regulations
  2. Safety Procedures
  3. Timely Delivery
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Interpret transportation or, shipping orders, safety regulations, or company policies and procedures for workers.
  • Ensured materials were stored properly to conserve space and comply with safety procedures.
  • Coordinated timely delivery with manufacturing.
  • Developed and implemented inventory control procedures.
  • Supervised and motivated staff and management.

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