Supply and Distribution Manager

OFO No: 132401

Other names for Supply & Distribution Manager:

 

  • Acquisitions Manager
  • Depot Manager
  • Freight Forwarding Customs Clearing Manager
  • Freight Manager
  • Goods Clearance Manager
  • Parts Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Purchase Manager
  • Supply Chain Executive
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Supply Lead Manager

 

What is a Supply and Distribution Manager?

A Supply and Distribution Manager usually works in a warehouse and is responsible for the planning, co-ordination, directing and controlling the supply of the goods which are made by the company.  They are also in charge of the storage and distribution of the goods. 

A Supply and Distribution Manager is also a kind of Logistics Manager.  See under ‘Logistics Manager’ on our website for more details.

What does a Supply and Distribution Manager do?

  • supervise the activities of workers
  • negotiate contracts with suitable suppliers
  • develop new supply and distribution policies and strategies
  • implement warehouse safety and security programs
  • do paperwork, like invoices, work orders, etc
  • schedule and monitortransport: pickup, delivery, or distribution of products
  • ensure timely re-ordering and re-stocking
  • co-ordinate warehouse activities, eg production, sales, records control etc
  • workout costs for transport and distribution
  • deal with customers’ questions and complaints
  • inspectwarehouses, vehicle fleets and equipment
  • maintain equipment / ordering new

Are you … ?

  • extremely organised?
  • logistical?
  • methodical?
  • a good manager?
  • deadline orientated?
  • computer literate?
  • a good communicator?

How do I become a Supply and Distribution Manager?

There are numerous ways to study to become a Supply and Distribution Manager. 

One can go the route and study Logistics Management – see under ‘Logistics Manager’ on our website for more details or, for example, you can study at:

PATH 1

Diploma in Supply Chain Management

Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Technologies

Workplace experience

PATH 2

Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management

Workplace experience

PATH 3

Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management

Honours in Supply Chain Management

Workplace experience

 

TRAINING:

  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions.

 

OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Bank Manager … or … Television Director

Is becoming a Supply and Distribution Manager the right career choice for me?

 

 

 


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