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Supply and Distribution Manager

Supply and Distribution Managers manage the supply, storage and distribution of goods produced by organisations.

Overview

Supply and Distribution Managers manage the supply, storage and distribution of goods produced by organisations.

Day-to-day

  • determines, implements, and monitors the strategies, policies and plans for purchasing, storage, and distribution
  • prepares and implements plans to maintain the required stock levels at minimum cost
  • may negotiate contracts with suppliers to meet quality, cost and delivery requirements
  • monitor and review storage and inventory systems to meet supply requirements and control stock levels
  • operates recording systems to track all movements of supplies and finished goods, to ensure the re-ordering and re-stocking at optimal times
  • liaise with other departments and customers concerning requirements for outward goods and associated forwarding transportation
  • oversees the recording of purchase, storage and distribution transactions
  • directs staff activities and monitors their performance.

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