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Working As A Distribution Center Supervisor

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $57,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Distribution Center Supervisor Do At Staples

* Plan, communicate and execute the department’s daily, weekly and monthly action plans to meet department and DC performance expectations.
* This includes responsibility for maintaining the department labor budget, proper labor planning and resource requirements, meeting service level, accuracy and quality goals, and controlling shrink in order to meet store commitments.
* Develop associates to achieve the department’s performance goals and objectives.
* This includes on-the-job training, coaching and giving feedback on performance including observations, and timely writing and delivering of performance appraisals.
* Foster excellent communication and teamwork amongst associates.
* This includes maintaining open communication with associates, daily start-up meetings, and department morale.
* Create a safe work environment for associates.
* This includes ensuring the associates have the proper equipment to do their job, clean work area, and educating associates on proper techniques.
* Continuous analysis of, and improving department processes and procedures

What Does A Distribution Center Supervisor Do At TJX

* Manages day to day activity within department, including planning, flow, and resource allocation.
* Maintains effective productivity by:
* Ensuring appropriate staffing levels at shift start
* Reviewing every order prior to assignment
* Monitoring each associate's progress, work methods and behaviors and pace.
* Providing feedback and/or redirection to each associate ·Monitoring AC checks
* Maintaining accessibility to managers and associates on the floor during active processing times, i.e., 15 minutes prior to shift start, and shift end, etc.
* Develops and motivates associates and ensures morale is at a high level while maintaining company culture.
* Builds effective relationships with business partners, i.e. counterparts, peers, Management, Union, Human Resources, Loss Prevention, and Transportation.
* Effectively communicates with associates, counterparts, peers, and management to provide for a more efficient operation.
* Ensures that area meets all requirements for Safety and Housekeeping.
* Ensures constant improvement by reviewing practices, methods and processes.
* Makes recommendations on any opportunities to improve.
* Other duties as assigned or required

What Does A Distribution Center Supervisor Do At Hubbell Power Systems

* Maintains established headcount level for assigned area of responsibility through active participation in the new employee recruitment and selection process.
* Provides training and cross training for employees to develop and enhance employee skills to meet established performance levels.
* Monitors employee performance and provides re-training and/or discipline, as needed, to ensure consistent quality, productivity and safety.
* Monitors compliance to and enforces all safety and disciplinary policies.
* Takes immediate action to correct any unsafe working conditions or practices.
* Establishes work schedules and assignments for all employees in assigned area of responsibility.
* Insures orders are processed and shipped by priority on time everyday.
* Completes employee time keeping records and maintains ongoing employee attendance records.
* Maintains appropriate housekeeping level in assigned area.
* Maintains integrity of product and product inventory records in assigned area.
* Maintains appropriate inventory of supplies required to conduct operations.
* Monitors the condition of assigned equipment and coordinates maintenance and repairs, as needed, to ensure safe and reliable operation.
* Utilizes the warehouse data systems to monitor, control and record warehouse operations related to assigned area of responsibility.
* Monitors facility security on an ongoing basis.
* Opens and closes the facility, as needed, to conduct operations or for emergency response activities.
* Contributes to or completes special projects as assigned by management.
* Proactively identifies and implements process improvements in his area of responsibility to improve safety, efficiency, productivity, cost and quality

What Does A Distribution Center Supervisor Do At at Home

* Coordinates with manager and other departments to ensure distribution center's goals are attained in both budget and production.
* Provides training and guidance that encourages the steady growth and development of capable, contributing associates.
* Identifies and promptly resolves safety, production and communication problems which prevents the department from meeting deadlines and schedules.
* Communicates with other management team members to coordinate operations and facilitate a smooth, efficient workflow.
* Maintain the building's integrity concerning inbound, outbound through consistent monitoring of processes.
* Ensures associates comply with corporate, distribution center and departmental policies and procedures.
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Distribution Center Supervisor Do At Home Depot

* Participates in interview process for applicants; provides hiring recommendations to site management and HR.
* Directs/assigns work to associates in his/her department Interprets and enforces company policies with associates in his/her department; recommends appropriate discipline and/or discharge.
* Provides input on associate performance for purposes of performance reviews; recommends performance ratings and merit increases to hiring manager.
* NATURE AND SCOPE - Typically reports to a Operations Manager.
* Direct reports generally include one to seven Associates.
* Typically requires frequent persuasion or influencing of others.
* Usually assigns and reviews work of others.
* Typically assignments vary and follow a few different procedures that allow choices from a few solutions.
* Typically considers among a few options and past practice when solving problems.
* Typically progress or results of work is regularly checked and prior approval is required before changing standard work procedures

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Average Length of Employment
Center Manager 3.4 years
Center Supervisor 3.3 years
Top Careers Before Distribution Center Supervisor
Supervisor 7.8%
Manager 3.5%
Top Careers After Distribution Center Supervisor
Supervisor 4.6%
Manager 3.2%

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Distribution Center Supervisor Demographics

Gender

Male

78.3%

Female

14.0%

Unknown

7.8%
Ethnicity

White

63.2%

Hispanic or Latino

17.2%

Black or African American

11.1%

Asian

5.5%

Unknown

3.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

62.2%

Portuguese

5.4%

German

5.4%

Russian

5.4%

Polish

5.4%

Ukrainian

2.7%

French

2.7%

Czech

2.7%

Carrier

2.7%

Slovak

2.7%

Italian

2.7%
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Distribution Center Supervisor Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

25.4%

Pennsylvania State University

6.5%

Arizona State University

5.8%

Community College of the Air Force

5.8%

Strayer University

5.1%

Michigan State University

4.3%

Northern Illinois University

4.3%

Kaplan University

4.3%

University of North Texas

3.6%

University of Maryland - University College

3.6%

Temple University

3.6%

Ohio State University

3.6%

Iowa State University

3.6%

Villanova University

2.9%

Wayne State University

2.9%

Purdue University

2.9%

Cleveland State University

2.9%

University of Memphis

2.9%

American InterContinental University

2.9%

Indiana State University

2.9%
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Majors

Business

48.6%

Supply Chain Management

9.2%

Management

6.2%

Marketing

3.8%

Psychology

3.4%

Criminal Justice

2.9%

Communication

2.7%

Accounting

2.7%

Computer Science

2.4%

General Studies

2.2%

Liberal Arts

2.2%

Finance

2.0%

Economics

1.8%

Operations Management

1.8%

Education

1.6%

Human Resources Management

1.4%

Industrial Technology

1.3%

Kinesiology

1.3%

Electrical Engineering

1.3%

Project Management

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

45.1%

Other

22.2%

Masters

15.1%

Associate

10.8%

Certificate

4.2%

Diploma

1.3%

Doctorate

0.9%

License

0.4%
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Top Skills for A Distribution Center Supervisor

  1. Safety Training
  2. Safety Procedures
  3. Direct Supervision
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  • Observe and promote established safety procedures; contact regular safety training, meetings and forward/retain a copy of all safety-related documentation.
  • Implement warehouse safety procedures and hold regular safety meetings.
  • Coordinate work and provide direct supervision to 20 associates under tight deadlines and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  • Operated two facilities (on separate computer systems) comprising 80,000 square feet.
  • Directed inventory control, implementation of safety procedures, product preparation, and distribution center security.

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