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Working As A Shipping Receiving Manager

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

  • $23,988

    Average Salary

What Does A Shipping Receiving Manager 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 Receiving Manager

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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Average Length of Employment
Receiving Manager 3.9 years
Warehouse Manager 3.9 years
Shipping Manager 3.6 years
Shipping Lead 3.4 years
Receiving Lead 3.3 years
Warehouse Lead 3.3 years
Top Careers Before Shipping Receiving Manager
Manager 5.8%
Supervisor 4.4%
Cashier 4.0%
Driver 3.1%
Top Careers After Shipping Receiving Manager
Manager 7.2%
Owner 4.5%
Driver 4.2%
Supervisor 3.7%
Technician 3.2%

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Shipping Receiving Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

79.7%

Female

19.2%

Unknown

1.1%
Ethnicity

White

63.6%

Hispanic or Latino

15.7%

Black or African American

11.0%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

68.2%

Carrier

11.4%

French

3.8%

Portuguese

2.3%

German

2.3%

Russian

2.3%

Chinese

1.5%

Greek

1.5%

Polish

1.5%

Indonesian

0.8%

Vietnamese

0.8%

Korean

0.8%

Japanese

0.8%

Arabic

0.8%

Thai

0.8%

Italian

0.8%
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Shipping Receiving Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.9%

Liberty University

6.4%

Miami Dade College

5.5%

Michigan State University

5.1%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.1%

University of Houston

5.1%

Pennsylvania State University

4.7%

Purdue University

4.7%

Mesa Community College - Boswell

4.3%

Ashford University

4.3%

College of DuPage

4.3%

Suffolk County Community College

4.3%

Community College of the Air Force

3.8%

University of Texas at Austin

3.8%

Oklahoma State University

3.8%

Central Piedmont Community College

3.4%

Universal Technical Institute

3.4%

Auburn University

3.4%

Ohio State University

3.4%

Sierra College

3.4%
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Majors

Business

40.0%

Management

6.3%

Criminal Justice

5.6%

Accounting

5.3%

General Studies

5.2%

Computer Science

3.8%

Communication

3.5%

Liberal Arts

2.8%

Information Technology

2.8%

Automotive Technology

2.5%

Supply Chain Management

2.5%

Marketing

2.5%

Education

2.4%

Psychology

2.4%

Computer Information Systems

2.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.1%

English

2.1%

Graphic Design

2.0%

Electrical Engineering

2.0%

History

1.9%
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Degrees

Other

39.2%

Bachelors

29.4%

Associate

17.2%

Certificate

7.0%

Masters

5.0%

Diploma

1.5%

License

0.4%

Doctorate

0.4%
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Shipping Receiving Manager Videos

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Top Skills for A Shipping Receiving Manager

  1. Delivery Instructions
  2. Parts
  3. Customer Service
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  • Carried out correspondence with couriers, including shipment set-ups, delivery instructions and estimated delivery expectations.
  • Verify all incoming and outgoing parts shipments against bills of lading, invoices, order manifests, and associated records.
  • Verified vendor merchandise quantities and condition and recovered account credits from customer service departments for order discrepancies.
  • Inventory control- ensures all warehouse deliveries are securely scanned, received and all paper work associated with deliveries completed.
  • Check building, all machinery, test stands, lifts for hazards and ensure all employees are following safety procedures.

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