Distribution center managers are responsible for all aspects related to the receiving, storing, and shipping of goods to and from a distribution center. This is a key position in supply chain management, and distribution center managers are responsible for ensuring that, upon receipt, goods are properly stored in an orderly and safe manner to maintain product quality, worker safety, and future ease of access. They design an efficient layout for storage and a process for storing and retrieving goods. They must quickly respond to new orders and ensure delivery of the proper items. Distribution center managers deal either directly with customers or with associated store managers to address any mistakes made in the distribution process. This requires excellent customer service skills.
Distribution Center Manager Tasks
Manage center staff, including ensuring adherence to safety regulations.
Standardize receiving, sorting, quality control, and distribution of materials and products.
Oversee organization shipping and receiving processes to ensure timely access to materials and products.
Analyze routing and transportation needs both within and external to the center to identify areas for improvement.