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Supervisors, Recording, Distributing and Scheduling Occupations  (NOC 1215)
Muskoka-Kawarthas Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

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.

Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Peterborough, Bracebridge, Brighton, Cobourg, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Lindsay, Port Hope, Trent Hills, Bobcaygeon, Bridgenorth, Chemong Heights, Chemong Park, Fenelon Falls, Fife's Bay, Lakefield, Omemee, Stewart Heights

View a list of Service Canada offices in this area.

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.

questionUndetermined : UndeterminedLimited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Supervisors, Recording, Distributing and Scheduling Occupations in Ontario.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Ontario Good   (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.

Table on the employment potential for Supervisors, Recording, Distributing and Scheduling Occupations in Muskoka-Kawarthas Region as well as in the rest of the Ontario.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2014-07-31
Kingston - Pembroke Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2014-07-31
London Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2014-07-31
Muskoka-Kawarthas Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Northeast Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Northwest Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Ottawa Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-07-31
Stratford--Bruce Peninsula Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Toronto Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-07-31
Windsor-Sarnia Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-07-31

Additional Provincial Prospects

Visit the Provincial Job Futures for information on the current trends and the future outlook for occupations in this province or territory. This Web site is a joint effort of the federal, provincial and territorial governments. You can view a report specific to this occupation on: Provincial Job Futures - (Employment Prospects section) Web Site.

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