Logistics Job Descriptions

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Pickers and Packers – Order pickers fill customers’ internet, mail and telephone orders from stored merchandise in accordance with specifications on sales slips or order forms. Duties include computing prices of items, completing order receipts, keeping records of out-going orders, and requisitioning additional materials, supplies, and equipment. Order packers pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.

Forklift Operators – The forklift operator is responsible for operating a forklift to move, locate, relocate, stack, and count merchandise. The operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle and may also be required to perform order filler and checker duties.

Warehouse Managers – A warehouse manager is a supervisor at a product storage facility or distribution center. He or she is responsible for directing workers in their daily activities and implementing new policies to improve productivity, safety, and quality. These professionals also perform administrative duties, such as setting schedules and hiring and training new employees. A manager at a small warehouse is typically in charge of supervising all operations on a specific shift, while several warehouse managers may be employed by a large facility to oversee specific departments.

Most warehouses are large, busy places to work. Shipments that arrive on trucks from manufacturing plants must be unloaded, checked, and stored according to policy guidelines. Orders for outgoing products are gathered, packaged, and placed back onto trucks for distribution. It is the responsibility of the warehouse manager to ensure that arriving and departing shipping procedures are carried out as efficiently and accurately as possible. The manager delegates tasks to different workers and actively directs them to make sure things run smoothly.

Logistics Managers – A logistics manager is responsible for the management of resources, information and goods by planning, implementing and controlling goods and services. They also control the packaging, creation, and transportation of goods to the consumers. A logistic  manager is a person who handles supply chain processes, liaising with various parties including manufacturers, suppliers of raw materials, retailers and consumers. This process is often a two-way with return of goods. Logistics managers ensure customer satisfaction by properly coordinate these processes.