Supply, distribution and related managers plan, direct and coordinate passenger transportation systems and facilities and the supply, transportation, storage and distribution of goods, either as the manager of a department or as the general manager of an enterprise or organization that does not have a hierarchy of managers.
Tasks include –
Determining, implementing and monitoring purchasing, storage and distribution strategies, policies and plans;
Preparing and implementing plans to maintain required stock levels at minimum cost;
Negotiating contracts with suppliers to meet quality, cost and delivery requirements;
Monitoring and reviewing storage and inventory systems to meet supply requirements, and control stock levels;
Overseeing the dispatch of road vehicles, trains, vessels or aircraft;
Operating recording systems to track all movements of goods, and ensuring reordering and restocking at optimal times;
Liaising with other departments and customers concerning requirements for outward goods and associated forwarding transportation;
Overseeing the recording of purchase, storage and distribution transactions;
Establishing and managing budgets, controlling expenditure and ensuring the efficient use of resources;
Establishing and directing operational and administrative procedures;
Planning and directing daily operations;
Overseeing the selection, training and performance of staff.