To supervise, organize, lead, direct and control all distribution and fabrication functions in order to achieve highest shipping standards possible at lowest cost possible without sacrificing quality and safety standards. Ensures that all receivings are properly documented and delivered to appropriate departments. Maintains adequate manpower to achieve daily scheduled outbound shipments. Supervisors will be responsible for sustaining, enforcing, and improving floor conditions, Company policies, department procedures, and process improvements through associate development and communication.
Ensures execution of daily shipping schedule based upon customer orders and product availability.
Ensures that all responsible areas work in a safe manner. Train all associates on safe working habits. Periodic JSA/ SWI (Job Safety Analysis/Standard Work Instructions) reviews with associates generally completed yearly.
Daily audits required to help understand areas in need of improvement. Audits include 5S activities (including audits, assignments & associate involvement, teamwork with other shifts to ensure all areas of the department are covered, suggestions for improvement & sustainment), associate adherence to policies/procedures, associate performance trends, variance, labor requirements, etc.
Recommends measures to improve shipping methods, equipment performance, and quality of product to other supervisors/department manager.
Monitors finished goods inventory levels and addresses/adjusts Inventory Control and Production Scheduling when product is required to complete an order.
Ensures outbound loads are inspected for correct count and mix, correct labeling, and completed paperwork. Conducts visual quality inspections to ensure that cartons are loaded according to established loading patterns and are free of visible defects.
Monitors damage to inbound freight to minimize in-plant damages and expedite replacement of damaged materials.
Establishes and implements receiving procedures.
Monitors receiving log to ensure that inbound freight is properly accounted for on a daily basis.
Ensures that raw materials needed for production are available upon demand and properly stored. .
Develops and maintains efficient warehousing storage plans for raw materials and finished goods inventory. Maintains housekeeping standards to maximize safety and space utilized.
Develops and utilizes a forklift training program and limits use of forklifts to certified operators. Monitors forklift operations to ensure safety and minimize damage to product and equipment.
Maintains an adequate workforce to accomplish daily shipping commitments. Hires, evaluates, motivates, counsels, disciplines, and dismisses employees consistent with policies and procedures.
Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists associates in solving problems.
Initiates or suggests plans to motivate associates to achieve work goals. Creates & coordinates training program for all associates and counsels them regarding job performance.
Maintains time, shipping, and receipt records.
Monitors the flow of all department paperwork, including shipping, receiving, warehousing, etc. and ensures that all required reporting is completed in a timely and efficient manner.
Performs activities of associates supervised to have a good understanding of all job assignments/requirements.
Translate and communicate all tool box meetings, emails (intended for all associates), etc. with all respective associates.
Participates and encourages participation of 5S principles on production floor. Audits and sustains highest 5S conditions possible through coaching, training and associate accountability.
Analyze all problem areas such as quality, safety, 5S, operating costs and production efficiencies and set course of action to improve.
Advises and supports Customer Service Department with answering questions, shipping schedule, including delays due to lack of product, responding to change adds, communicating the results of any reported shipping variances and alternate projected ship dates.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school graduate/GED required. Some college or business school coursework preferred.
Minimum of three years experience in a shipping/warehousing/inventory control position; two of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
Good human relations with the ability to work closely with others. Good knowledge and execution of all Basic Principles or appropriate leadership guidelines. Good knowledge of all policies/procedures/JSA documents. Above average mathematical/numerical orientation required. Must have some computer skills to allow the usage of company email. Must have leadership skills to enable the development of teamwork on respective shift. Must be able to perform daily paperwork including production paperwork, associate attendance records/performance records, etc. Able to perform under any given working conditions while maintaining a positive leadership role. Ability to operate forklift truck equipment also required.