Purchasing and Inventory Control workers often work in the warehouse at a workstation/ desk unless they are completing inventory management tasks. To complete their counts, Purchasing and Inventory Control workers are on their feet and moving throughout the warehouse.
In some companies, purchasing and inventory are two separate roles, and in others, they are the same. The difference is that Purchasing Control Workers focus on acquiring materials, equipment, and stock (anything a company needs to have in its inventory), while Inventory Control Workers ensure that the company has the right amount of inventory in stock at the right time. The two roles work hand in hand.