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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

  • $73,852

    Average Salary

What Does A Distribution Supervisor Do At Thermo Fisher Scientific

* Supervise, motivate, direct and evaluate a team of Distribution Personnel
* Approximately 50% of time is spent on floor engaging with distribution personnel
* Communicate information from management to the floor and vice versa
* Utilize GPM and the Distribution Activity Pad for monitoring daily operations
* Engage in Daily management, Gemba walks, 5S and Practical Process Improvement on a daily basis
* Maintains the Warehouse and Distribution areas under Good Manufacturing Practices
* Ensures that inventory is properly and safely stored.
* Maintains warehouse for safety, security, neatness and organization
* Serve as an Alternate Facility Security Coordinator as part of the TSA Certified Cargo Screening Facility Program
* Identifies discrepancies as they arise, uses problem-solving abilities to investigate deviations and complaints
* Prioritizes work assignments and handles multiple tasks to ensure all Distribution assigned tasks are completed as scheduled.
* Takes on additional tasks willingly and as needed
* Carry out change controls for changes to processes and/or SOPs
* Revises/creates SOP s to incorporate procedural changes for the purpose of overall quality
* Ensures all Fisher Standard Operating Procedures are followed and all personnel are trained on all required SOP s
* Write deviations, perform investigations and determine appropriate CAPAs
* Maintains an on-call status for Warehouse/Distribution emergencies
* Assist the Clinical Supply Chain Manager to meet Supply Chain Management Departmental goals
* Performs various administrative duties as directed by the Clinical Supply Chain Manager

What Does A Distribution Supervisor Do At Office Depot

* The Supervisor, Distribution 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 Stryker

* Develop, coordinate, and ensure the implementation of distribution activities, schedules, and methods to attain goals and ensure regulatory and accounting compliance in distribution.
* Create, modify, and adhere to annual budget as necessary.
* Develop and evaluate exempt and non-exempt distribution personnel, including corrective action and termination.
* Ensure proper training of distribution personnel.
* Create, modify, and implement distribution-related procedures.
* Prioritize workload based on demand and capacity.
* Achieve annual inventory accuracy levels per company standards.
* Ensure order and organization of warehouse.
* Immediately communicate changes to supervisor, peers, and other effective colleagues.
* Manage the activities of distribution unit personnel.
* Manage OEM vendors (e.g. shipping and freight companies) as necessary.
* Comply to all company-specified and related regulatory policies.
* Other duties as assigned by manager.
* Has the independence and authority to perform required tasks to ensure all provisions of the quality system are met.
* Able to routinely make a decision which may affect immediate operation and have a company- wide impact.
* Minimum Qualifications

What Does A Distribution Supervisor Do At Newell Brands

* Manages the partial operation of a 24/7 distribution center while providing leadership for Distribution associates to continually improve the process of providing cost competitive, quality products and services to meet internal and external customer expectations.
* DUTIES: Organize and manage day-to-day operation of distribution personnel to ensure accurate and on time order fulfillment.
* Communicate and consistently apply policies, procedures, practices and standards.
* Communicate business and departmental objectives and results.
* Provide training of warehouse associates to maintain OSHA, and internal requirements.
* Assist in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement opportunities and customer satisfaction opportunities for the area or department.
* Evaluate and manage equipment, systems, and facility to improve efficiencies and work flow.
* Develop plans for resource utilization.
* Manage KPIs, payroll accuracy, and performance appraisals.
* CLIMATE: Maintain a high standard of leadership for the Distribution Associates by promoting the continuous improvement process.
* The Supervisor will support, provide direction and guidance to the process to ensure internal and external demands are met.
* Overtime is required.
* Qualifications JOB KNOWLEDGE

What Does A Distribution Supervisor Do At Michael Foods

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* Supervises employees within the parameters of the company policies relating to work rules, absenteeism, discipline, payroll, hiring, performance reviews and terminations, while maintaining proper documentation.
* Responsible for daily employee scheduling, time off, training on safety, emergency evacuations, PPE, Hazcom, etc.
* Review KPI performance, and operating reports.
* Resolves operational, warehousing and maintenance problems to ensure minimal cost impact and prevent operational delays, and ensures proper and necessary equipment is on hand.
* Adhere to safe work practices and OSHA regulations, follow and monitors GMP programs to maintain company and USDA requirements
* Manages capital projects and participates in Organizational Teams and Committees
* Perform other duties as assigned.
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Average Length of Employment
Warehouse Lead 3.3 years
Top Employers Before
Supervisor 7.7%
Manager 3.9%
Driver 2.3%
Top Employers After
Supervisor 5.1%
Manager 3.3%

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Distribution Supervisor Demographics

Gender

Male

79.8%

Female

19.0%

Unknown

1.2%
Ethnicity

White

62.7%

Hispanic or Latino

16.5%

Black or African American

11.4%

Asian

6.0%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

72.1%

Carrier

8.1%

Portuguese

2.3%

German

2.3%

Japanese

2.3%

Russian

2.3%

Arabic

2.3%

Swedish

1.2%

Hungarian

1.2%

Dakota

1.2%

French

1.2%

Mandarin

1.2%

Korean

1.2%

Italian

1.2%
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Distribution Supervisor Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

23.3%

Community College of the Air Force

11.7%

Ohio State University

5.8%

Central Texas College

5.4%

Ashford University

5.1%

Liberty University

4.3%

Pennsylvania State University

3.9%

American InterContinental University

3.9%

University of Louisville

3.9%

Auburn University

3.5%

University of Memphis

3.5%

Villanova University

3.1%

Michigan State University

3.1%

West Virginia University

3.1%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

2.7%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

2.7%

Colorado Technical University

2.7%

Bellevue University

2.7%

Capella University

2.7%

Indiana Wesleyan University

2.7%
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Majors

Business

47.6%

Management

8.2%

Supply Chain Management

7.4%

Criminal Justice

5.1%

Marketing

3.7%

General Studies

3.2%

Accounting

3.0%

Communication

2.3%

Psychology

2.2%

Operations Management

1.9%

Computer Science

1.8%

Project Management

1.8%

Electrical Engineering

1.8%

Computer Information Systems

1.8%

Industrial Engineering

1.7%

Industrial Technology

1.4%

Biology

1.4%

Education

1.3%

History

1.3%

Automotive Technology

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

42.2%

Other

26.5%

Associate

12.9%

Masters

11.5%

Certificate

4.8%

Diploma

1.4%

Doctorate

0.4%

License

0.3%
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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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  1. Safety
  2. Procedures
  3. Direct Supervision
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  • Ensured compliance with all operating instructions, technical data, safety and environmental directives.
  • Monitor departmental procedures to ensure integrity and accuracy of inventory as well as cost effectiveness of processes and departmental efficiency.
  • Oversee all home delivery and single copy newspaper distribution operations, including the direct supervision of District Managers and District Coordinators.
  • Strive to meet delivery deadlines and customer specific delivery instructions.
  • Trained and evaluated fork lift operators, and maintained daily sanitation of the facility

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