How do finished products get from the warehouse to the store or customer? It's all made possible by the folks in distribution.
Distribution Center Manager
The distribution center manager coordinates all warehouse activities. These include managing the inventory (the actual stock of finished product), and the distribution system (such processes as automation, scanning and tracking). By effectively controlling the inventory, the distribution center manager can make sure that stock is quickly sent to stores and customers. He or she needs outstanding organizational and analytical skills, as well as strong leadership and communication abilities.
This person manages raw materials coming into the plant, and products leaving the plant. Both the materials and the finished product may involve domestic or international transportation arrangements. The transportation manager needs excellent command of logistics, as well as superior organizational and analytical abilities. He or she should also be an effective leader and communicator.
Distribution Systems Analyst
This person is responsible for assessing, acquiring and developing all systems related to the distribution process, including automation, scanning and tracking. The distribution systems analyst also oversees the management of data related to warehousing and distribution. This person needs strong analytical abilities and excellent computer skills.
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