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Supply Chain/Logistics Careers

Imagine a Career in Distribution 

See yourself ensuring customer products are shipped out in a timely manner, as well as coordinating the flow of product and manpower in way that maximizes efficiency. Envision being able to manage a computerized shipping system to achieve efficiency and ensuring compliance with all company policies and procedures, as well as governmental agencies requirements.


Primary Functions

  • Maintain a steady flow of product and supplies on a daily basis, properly use code dates and the Radio Frequency (RF) scanning system and maintain an accurate and current inventory for the sales and traffic departments
  • Fill orders to customer demands and notify traffic and sales of shortages and overages 
  • Work closely with USDA and grader services with exports and government loads 
  • Work with other supervisors when scheduling work and maintenance


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively: keep all parties informed of issues and conditions in the area that will require more detailed attention. 
  • Timely follow through: schedule trucks for loading and unloading in a manner that is consistent with customer needs. 
  • Drive change: develop and implement process improvements and customer solutions. 
  • Increase skill sets: know and enforce company rules and policies. 
  • Inspire employees: ensure incoming loads are properly received, as well as meeting scheduling needs and safety and quality initiatives in a timely and efficient manner. 
  • Time management: organize and utilize time effectively to allow for completion of projects and duties and attendance in meetings all within the specified date and time.


Possible Positions

Possible positions in this department include:

  • Shipping Supervisor
  • Corporate Buyer
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Transportation Manager
  • Dispatch Supervisor
  • Routing Supervisor
  • Inventory Planner
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Shipping/Receiving Manager
  • Production Coordinator

Current Path