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Production Expediter

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Supply Chain

Follows progress of orders through plant in accordance with requirements indicated on production schedule. Directs delivery of materials from stockrooms or pick-up stations to production sections as required. Checks to see that orders leave departments or operations as scheduled, expedites deliveries where necessary. Contacts supervisor relative to special handlings, availability of materials, delays, changes in promise dates, material control section for material shortages and vendors' delivery practices. Anticipates delivery failures and takes action to avoid. Supplies progress reports to production control and customer service/sales.

Work Settings

Office and manufacturing shop floor setting. The average workweek is 40 hours. While many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day, this position usually works during first shift.


Technical Institute, Vocational School Certification or HS diploma and 3-5 years of experience or equivalent

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook ( for latest information


Average weekly earnings in CNY in 2005 were $751.06.

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