Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: <i>Shippers and Receivers</i> (1471), <i>Storekeepers and Parts Clerks</i> (1472), <i>Production Clerks</i> (1473), <i>Purchasing and Inventory Clerks</i> (1474), <i>Dispatchers and Radio Operators</i> (1475) and <i>Transportation Route and Crew Schedulers</i> (1476). They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.
dispatch logistician, flight crew scheduling supervisor, freight forwarding logistician, head dispatcher, head shipper, inventory control supervisor, logistics supervisor – transportation, parts service supervisor, production clerks supervisor, ramp services supervisor – airport, stock control supervisor, supervisor, receiving, supply control co-ordinator.
- Co-ordinate, assign and review the work of clerks engaged in the following duties: shipping, receiving, storing, distributing and maintaining inventories of materials, parts and products; processing purchasing transactions; co-ordinating production work; dispatching crews; scheduling transportation crews and routes; operating airport ramp servicing vehicles; and other related activities
- Establish work schedules and procedures and co-ordinate activities with other work units or departments
- Resolve work-related problems and prepare and submit progress and other reports
- Train workers in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
- Requisition supplies and materials
- Ensure smooth operation of computer systems, equipment and machinery and arrange for maintenance and repair work
- May perform the same duties as workers supervised.
Outlook & Prospects for Supervisors, Recording, Distributing and Scheduling Occupations in Muskoka-Kawarthas Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Ontario.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Ontario||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-07-31|
For the 2013-2015 period, employment opportunities for supervisors, recording, distributing and scheduling occupations are expected to be good in Ontario. According to the 2011 National Household Survey, this occupation had a provincial labour force of about 14,000. Workers in this field were found across all industries of Ontario. Employment growth for supervisor, recording, distributing and scheduling occupations is influenced by business and consumer demand for an array of products as well as the strength of the manufacturing industry. In stronger economic times, the movement of goods is often heightened, supporting the need for workers in supply and logistics fields. Economic growth in Ontario and the United States over the next few years is expected to spur commercial and private spending, increasing the need for the transportation of products and in turn, supervisors in this occupation. Since a sizeable portion of workers were employed within the manufacturing sector, prospects may improve as the industry recovers. However, factors such as a relatively high Canadian dollar and stiffer competition from foreign producers, may impact the manufacturing sector going forward.
For positions related to recording, advancements in technology such as smart software which can automatically update records and track inventory, may reduce the need for supervisors as fewer support workers may be required by companies. Retirements are expected to create some job opportunities over the forecast period, although staff turnover and expansion needs will likely create most of the openings in the medium term. Since many facilities operate on a 24-hour schedule, working various shifts and overtime are common within this occupational group. Supervisors with several years of related experience and knowledge of supply management practices and computer applications may have a more favourable outlook.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-07-31|
|Kingston - Pembroke Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
|Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-07-31|
|London Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-07-31|
|Ottawa Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-07-31|
|Stratford--Bruce Peninsula Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
|Toronto Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-07-31|
|Windsor-Sarnia Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-07-31|
Additional Provincial Prospects
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Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- July 2014 | (PDF, 789 KB)
- June 2014 | (PDF, 660 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 654 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 742 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 651 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 648 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 721 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 700 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 560 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 568 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 461 KB)
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- August 2013 | (PDF, 474 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 513 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 463 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 462 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 506 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 245 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 249 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 500 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 313 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 18 - Aug 22, 2014
- The Thunder Bay Port Authority has hired 40 temporary workers to manage an increase in grain shipment volumes (available in French only)
- Speedy Transport Group, Inc. plans to start construction in the fall on a new facility in Brockville, which is expected to open in early 2015, creating 13 jobs on-site and additional truck driver positions
- D¿Orsogna Dolciaria s.r.l., an Italian-based sweets manufacturer, will open its first North America distribution centre in Trenton this fall, creating 70 jobs once fully operational
- Goodness Me! will be opening a distribution centre in Brantford, which is expected to employ 35 workers when fully operational
- VIA Rail Canada will assume operation of the passenger rail service between Sudbury and White River at the end of July, resulting in the creation of six positions for locomotive engineers and onboard service managers
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