MOS 3051 Inventory Management Specialist

MOS 3051 Inventory Management Specialist

MOS Description

Inventory Management Specialists perform various duties within logistics chain management to include receiving; inspecting; locating; storing; rotating (first in-first out); safekeeping; issuing; preparing; shipping; material return; and disposal of materiel and equipment. These clerks maintain automated or manual locator systems in order to conduct inventories, maintain records of issued durable goods, and monitor shelf life items; separate and handle hazardous material according to its classification and as indicated by material safety data sheets; input data entry transactions, and retrieval of historical records. They utilize and maintain hand held optical character recognition scanners, devices, and multimedia retrieval systems. These Marines are licensed to operate material handling equipment (MHE) in both garrison and deployed environments as well as operate bulk and small parts conveyer systems used in automated warehousing operations. Marines assigned to this occupational field receive, sort, document, and store inventory as well as prepare, pack, and issue inventory in open, enclosed, and hazardous material storage areas. They will use detailed technical data for the development and execution of a care and storage requirements to include the development of storage space requirements; per weight, cube, and clearance factors by categories of supply.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certification is aimed towards professionals involved in career fields such as Production and Inventory Management, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Materials Management, and Purchasing. The CPIM certification does not have eligibility requirements at this time. Candidates must pass two exams (Part 1 and Part 2) within a three-year period to earn the CPIM certification.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) is for individuals who possess the knowledge to understand and manage the integration and coordination of end-to-end supply chain activities. The CSCP takes a broad view of operations, extending beyond internal operations to encompass the entire supply chain, from supplier, through the company, to the end consumer. CSCP candidates must meet an experience, degree or credential eligibility requirement and pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Institute for Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM), Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) certification is a standard of proficiency for front-line hazardous materials workers. The CHMP is intended to enhance regulatory compliance, safety, and overall credibility of operations, and provide recognition to individuals who meet its rigorous requirements. Candidates must meet a combination of education and/or experience requirements and pass a written exam.

 

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification is for supply chain and procurement professionals with skills in areas such as finance, supplier relationship management, organizational global strategy, and risk compliance. Candidates must meet either academic or professional experience to be eligible for the CPSM certification exam. Candidates must take and pass three written exams.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), The Certified Logistics Technician (CLTAE)recognizes individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of material handling at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor). The goal of the CLTAE is to raise the level of performance of logistics workers both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs. The CLTAE consists of two parts: the foundational-level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certificate and the mid-level technical CLT certification. Before taking the CLTAE assessment, candidates must have a CLA certificate. MSSC strongly recommends that individuals be at an 8th-grade math and 10th-grade reading level.
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Renewal Period: Not Renewable

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) is a foundational-level certificate and is a prerequisite for the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) certification. MSSC training and assessment addresses the need for employability and academic skills as well as technical skills. There are no experiential or hands-on requirements for MSSC certification as it is expected that individual employers will determine those requirements based upon their own specific needs. MSSC evaluates basic computer, analytical and problem-solving skills. Critical work functions and their related key activities for the CLA include: global supply chain logistics life cycle, logistics environment, material handling equipment, safety principles, safe material handling and equipment operation, quality control principles, workplace communications, teamwork and workplace behavior to solve problems, and using computers. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 2 years

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), SCPro Level One - Cornerstones of Supply Chain Management certification is an entry-level credential for supply chain professionals who can demonstrate a solid foundation of knowledge in all eight elements of supply chain management. Candidates must meet either an academic or experience requirement to be eligible for the SCPro Level One - Cornerstones of Supply Chain Management exam. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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