Warehouse managers are a vital part of the supply chain process. They oversee the efficient receipt, storage, value-adding servicing and dispatch of a wide range of goods including food, clothing, healthcare products, manufacturing parts and household items.
To achieve this, they manage people, processes and systems. They ensure productivity targets are met and oversee the maintenance of warehouse and labour management systems. Warehouse managers may also be involved in operating automated storage and retrieval systems. They ensure workplace health and safety requirements are met and take responsibility for the security of the building and stock.
In a large operation, warehouse managers manage teams of workers through the use of team leaders and supervisors and deal with personnel issues such as the recruitment, training and discipline of staff.
Specialist warehouses involve the storage of temperature-controlled products, such as food and pharmaceuticals, and the storage of hazardous materials.
Work activities depend on the size of the operation.
Typical work activities include:
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