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Supply Chain Management

Summary

Those in the supply chain management department are responsible for the logistics of the supply chain strategies used by the business. They work with other organisations and departments to ensure that both long and short-term supply chains are working properly. They lead the organisation in supporting objectives related to meeting sales targets.

Typical activities

  • Develop and implement supply chains.
  • Understand current issues and evaluate new technology.
  • Lead and manage critical relationships between operations.
  • Ensure strategies used by the business are profitable and efficient.

Synonyms or related job titles

Supply Manager, Distribution Manager, Supply Chain Manager

Summary

Employees in the logistics department are responsible for the documentation of product and supplies going in and out of the business. They help to ensure that all movement is efficient and cost-effective, and they take care of all interfaces with customs and other departments to ensure compliance with delivery processes.

Typical activities

  • Ensure movement of products is cost-effective.
  • Verify and maintain various pieces of documentation.
  • Prepare invoices and shipping documentation.
  • Track imports through customs clearance process.

Synonyms or related job titles

Logistics Manager, Order Processing, Dispatcher

Summary

Materials management staff are responsible for ensuring that the movement of materials within the organisation is both cost-effective and efficient. They make sure that the right materials are ordered in to meet the company requirements, while managing inventory levels. They may prepare requirement plans using planning systems.

Typical activities

  • Oversee activities related to the purchase of materials.
  • Develop and implement material control systems.
  • Coordinate efficient movement of materials.
  • Select and develop personnel to ensure efficient operation of the function.

Synonyms or related job titles

Forklift Operator, Truck Driver, Freight Handler, Materials Manager

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Summary

Those in the purchasing and procurement department work to ensure there is a high level of materials and equipment available to the organisation. They take care of any damage and loss claims, and review purchase requests to ensure they comply with the business’ standards. They also maintain and update purchase orders and various documentation.

Typical activities

  • Procure any volume and variety of materials, equipment, supplies and services.
  • Negotiate and settle any damage claims, rejections and losses.
  • Conduct and rate supplier visits.
  • Perform various activities relating to the purchase of materials.

Synonyms or related job titles

Buying, Purchasing, Procurement, Category Management, Sourcing 

Summary

Warehousing staff are responsible for the efficient operation of the warehouse. They make sure that everything coming in and out is in line with orders and involves and ensures that all of the proper records are kept. They physically package merchandise to be distributed, and also carry out various administrative tasks associated with warehousing merchandise.

Typical activities

  • Perform physical and administrative tasks associated with shipping and storing products.
  • Check goods received and for distribution against orders and invoices for discrepancies.
  • Package and prepare merchandise for final shipment.

Synonyms or related job titles

Dispatch Clerk, Freight Clerk, Stock Clerk, Weighing Clerk, Warehouse Manager