Routing / Scheduling Clerk

A Routing/Scheduling Clerk coordinates between various logistic departments to control the flow of work, be it Shipping or road transport. Sometimes known as Dispatch Clerk, they are responsible for the efficient dispatch of any freight and handle associated administration.

The Routing/Scheduling Clerk is instrumental to ensuring the smooth running of a logistics operation, issuing routes to drivers and correct shipment schedules whilst liaising with vendors and customers to ensure that all administration is taken care of regarding the dispatch of goods. 

What does a Routing/Scheduling Clerk job description include?

  • The Routing/Scheduling Clerk is responsible for much of the logistics administration in both road transport and Shipping. They ensure that files and records are maintained with no outstanding bills or reports whilst also examining any documents to ensure completeness and accuracy in the work place.
  • The Routing/Scheduling Clerk must also prepare information for any required Shipping schedules or route directions as well as maintaining personnel schedules and maintenance orders
  • Labour costs, manufacturing costs and any maintenance costs must all be carried out by the Routing/Scheduling Clerk
  • All production details and inventory details must be maintained by the Routing/Scheduling Clerk together with a record of any delays or changes to cost estimates.
  • All production schedules and material orders must be overseen by the Routing/Scheduling Clerk to ensure that backlogs or shortages are kept to a minimum.

Key skills and qualifications of a Routing/Scheduling Clerk:

  • You may be required to hold relevant qualifications associated with a Routing/Scheduling Clerk.
  • Organisation is especially important for a Routing/Scheduling Clerk since they are required to organise all administration effectively and constantly liaise between various logistics departments ensuring the smooth operation of any task.
  • A Routing/Scheduling Clerk must have communication skills to resolve complaints and eliminate delays by closely working with supervisors and personnel to assess progress and improve efficiency.
  • A Routing/Scheduling Clerk must be able to deal with multiple tasks simultaneously, arranging shipment details, keeping record of all stock and personnel and arranging finance.

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