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Working As A Distribution 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

  • $55,860

    Average Salary

What Does A Distribution Supervisor Do At Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated

* Coach, teach and train Delivery Merchandisers on processes and procedures necessary to maximize profit and productivity while maintaining satisfactory customer service.
* This should be accomplished through consistant planned and documented R
* E.D. rides (a minimum of 3 per week).
* Manage the delivery and merchandising of ALL presold orders to insure that customer service and company standards are maintained at satisfactory levels.
* Monitor key business indicators and develop action plans based on opportunities to drive productivity gains.
* Establish behaviors that ensure a safe working environment is provided and ensure employees are trained on safe working techniques in the trade.
* Manage and lead effective communications with sales, warehouse and route planning teams

What Does A Distribution Supervisor Do At Office Depot

* The Supervisor, Distribution starts around 7pm and is responsible for supervising the distribution associates responsible for the receipt, storage, order filling, or loading of inventory as it relates to the daily distribution activities within assigned area(s) of a distribution facility and has functional responsibility for one large or multiple areas such as receiving, bin or bulk picking & outbound functions.
* Ensures accountability standards based on KPIs and implements change to improve performance and increase workflow efficiencies.
* This position is responsible for monitoring daily schedules and adjusting staffing levels according to distribution volume in addition to being accessible, responsive and resolving issues in a timely manner.
* The Supervisor as a member of the leadership team, will ensure that both internal and external customers receive the highest level of service.
* The Supervisor sustains a cohesive and effective team within his or her department by managing and developing employees to achieve high quality and productivity in concert with Office Depot's goals and company values.
* Supervise the receipt, storage, order filling, or loading of inventory.
* Provide leadership and motivation to associates.
* Communicate effectively with associates and create an open communication style that fosters a collaborative work environment.
* Assist management in problem solving and coordinating projects.
* Recruit, train, and develop department associates.
* Short term coverage planning for staffing requirements and resource allocations.
* Conduct associate performance reviews, ongoing performance discussions, and salary review recommendations.
* Monitor and record productivity and accuracy for assigned area.
* Administer safety programs and ensure OSHA compliance.
* Communicate and administer policies and procedures in assigned area.
* Demonstrate an understanding of Lean principles and use the principals to lead continuous improvement with the distribution team.
* Lead team tier meetings.
* Ensures that the physical condition of the warehouse is conducive to a healthy and safe working environment.
* The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.
* Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary

What Does A Distribution Supervisor Do At Newell Brands

* Supervise shipping, receiving and warehouse
* personnel to include: Training,
* Performance Management, Hiring/firing, Timekeeping, scheduling and daily work
* direction.
* Ensure inventory accuracy.
* Ensure timely and accurate data entry for
* transactions.
* Plan and coordinate transfer of materials as
* needed.
* Develop and recommend improvements in current
* operation practices to promote efficiency.
* Plan and assign work for the most efficient use
* of personnel and equipment.
* Enforce company policies including all safety
* rules.
* Respond to customer service questions and
* requests.
* Is responsible for on-time delivery of orders to
* customers.
* Maintain a clean and safe working environment.
* Support management in staffing and capacity
* planning.
* Identify departmental productivity improvement
* opportunities.
* Ensure adherence to deliver standards

What Does A Distribution Supervisor Do At Revlon

* Direct daily activities of staff to ensure accurate and timely order picking and shipping.
* Provide direction and guidance on performance and scheduling, document performance, and take corrective action.
* Assess skills, identify training needs, and conduct employee training.
* Ensure employee access to necessary tools, and the routine inspection and care of tools.
* Develop and implement efficient picking methods, shipping procedures and order status and tracking systems.
* Develop and sustain process documentation and performance metrics.
* Ensure established volumes of production are met or surpassed daily.
* Identify and document safety issues and enforce policies.
* Knowledge, Skills and Abilities** **:
* Knowledge of distribution management theories, principles, methods and practices.
* SAP knowledge.
* Skill in talent management and development.
* Skill in developing and delivering effective presentations.
* Ability to direct, plan, organize, assign, review and evaluate the work of subordinates.
* Ability to make effective and efficient use of financial resources to achieve objectives.
* Ability to persuade, influence and impact others.
* Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including preparing and presenting information

What Does A Distribution Supervisor Do At Airgas Usa LLC

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* Provide guidance to Driver Technicians to allow them to provide the highest level of customer service
* Provide toxic gas cylinder change outs in compliance with customer’s EH&S standards and Airgas standards
* Order Specialty Gas mixtures for the Concord Location and maintain inventory levels to meet customer’s needs
* Provide new part numbers for customers as needed
* Insure inventory levels (Max/Min) for all Airgas NCN Concord customers are maintained
* Ability to react to end user needs 24/7 and coordinate afterhours deliveries
* Act as back-up management support to Branch and assist store with customer sales

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Distribution Supervisor Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Carrier

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Russian

  • Arabic

  • Swedish

  • Hungarian

  • French

  • Dakota

  • Korean

  • Italian

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Real Distribution Supervisor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Distribution Supervisor Coats American, Inc. Marion, NC Aug 26, 2013 $75,845
Distribution Supervisor Coats American, Inc. Marion, NC Sep 02, 2013 $75,845
Distribution Supervisor Coats American, Inc. Marion, NC Sep 01, 2014 $75,504
Distribution Supervisor Lazy 8 Ranch Specialty Food Co. LLC TX Sep 06, 2011 $58,039
Distribution Supervisor Porto-Fino Distributors, Inc. Newark, NJ Mar 19, 2009 $57,664

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Top Skills for A Distribution Supervisor


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Top Distribution Supervisor Skills

  1. Safety Training
  2. Operational Procedures
  3. Direct Supervision
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conducted safety training for employees including forklift training for entire distribution center of 50+ employees.
  • Established operational procedures for activities, such as verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of materials.
  • Direct supervision of the daily operations of large staffs of employees with the largest being 300.
  • Supervised 98 product delivery drivers at company's largest fuel terminal.
  • Assisted in facility move and implemented bar code scanners and new order management system.

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