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Working As A Supply Clerk

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • $67,883

    Average Salary

What Does A Supply Clerk 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 Supply Clerk

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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Supply Clerk Career Paths

Supply Clerk
Shipping And Receiving Clerk Warehouse Manager Office Manager
Accounting Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Correction Officer Security Officer Account Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Production Supervisor Material Manager
Director Of Materials Management
7 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Clerk Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Security Officer Account Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Correction Officer Maintenance Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Service Technician Service Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Clerk Shipping And Receiving Clerk Warehouse Supervisor
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Mail Clerk Shipping And Receiving Clerk Warehouse Supervisor
Inventory Control Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Supply Sergeant Supply Technician Logistics Analyst
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Mail Clerk Material Handler Production Supervisor
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Supply Specialist Material Handler Production Supervisor
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Technician Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Clerk Supply Technician Equipment Specialist
Property Management Specialist
7 Yearsyrs
Supply Technician Logistics Management Specialist Logistics Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Shipping Clerk Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Supply Technician Logistics Analyst Logistics Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Logistics Specialist Purchasing Agent Senior Buyer
Supply Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Supply Specialist Correction Officer Forklift Operator
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Supply Clerk Demographics

Gender

Male

51.2%

Female

46.9%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

60.2%

Hispanic or Latino

15.6%

Black or African American

14.1%

Asian

6.8%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

70.5%

French

6.3%

German

4.2%

Arabic

3.2%

Tagalog

2.1%

Russian

2.1%

Carrier

2.1%

Swedish

1.1%

Filipino

1.1%

Chinese

1.1%

Cantonese

1.1%

Japanese

1.1%

Persian

1.1%

Hindi

1.1%

Korean

1.1%

Italian

1.1%
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Supply Clerk Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.7%

Central Texas College

15.1%

Ashford University

8.4%

Kaplan University

5.3%

American InterContinental University

5.1%

University of Maryland - University College

4.7%

Liberty University

4.7%

Strayer University

4.7%

Troy University

3.8%

Trident Technical College

3.3%

Columbia Southern University

2.7%

Colorado Technical University

2.7%

Fayetteville State University

2.7%

El Paso Community College

2.4%

Barstow Community College

2.4%

Southern New Hampshire University

2.4%

American University

2.4%

Park University

2.2%

Saint Leo University

2.2%

Midlands Technical College

2.0%
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Majors

Business

28.8%

Criminal Justice

10.0%

General Studies

7.8%

Health Care Administration

5.5%

Supply Chain Management

5.5%

Accounting

5.2%

Medical Assisting Services

4.1%

Management

4.0%

Psychology

3.6%

Nursing

3.4%

Computer Science

2.8%

Human Resources Management

2.7%

Liberal Arts

2.6%

Computer Information Systems

2.6%

Education

2.5%

Information Technology

2.0%

Marketing

2.0%

Social Work

1.9%

Communication

1.6%

Finance

1.6%
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Degrees

Other

36.4%

Bachelors

26.6%

Associate

19.0%

Certificate

7.2%

Masters

7.2%

Diploma

2.6%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.6%
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Top Skills for A Supply Clerk

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  1. Property Accountability
  2. Procedures
  3. Office Supplies
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Used web-based capability to provide information and exchange operational data related to tactical maintenance, materiel management, and property accountability.
  • Performed, inventory and financial management procedures including ordering, receiving, storing and issuing supplies and/or equipment.
  • Counted, sorted, issued and collected articles, such as bedding, military police gear, and office supplies.
  • Convert non-catalog requisitions into vendor purchase orders.
  • Worked closely with Inventory Manager and Materials Planner to monitor inventory levels and demand requirements.

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