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Supply, distribution and related managers

Description

Code

1324

Description

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 -
(a) determining, implementing and monitoring purchasing, storage and distribution strategies, policies and plans;
(b) preparing and implementing plans to maintain required stock levels at minimum cost;
(c) negotiating contracts with suppliers to meet quality, cost and delivery requirements;
(d) monitoring and reviewing storage and inventory systems to meet supply requirements, and control stock levels;
(e) overseeing the dispatch of road vehicles, trains, vessels or aircraft;
(f) operating recording systems to track all movements of goods, and ensuring reordering and restocking at optimal times;
(g) liaising with other departments and customers concerning requirements for outward goods and associated forwarding transportation;
(h) overseeing the recording of purchase, storage and distribution transactions;
(i) establishing and managing budgets, controlling expenditure and ensuring the efficient use of resources;
(j) establishing and directing operational and administrative procedures;
(k) planning and directing daily operations;
(l) overseeing the selection, training and performance of staff.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Bus station manager
- Logistics manager
- Purchasing manager
- Railway station manager
- Railway station master
- Supply and distribution manager
- Supply chain manager
- Transport company manager
- Urban transit system manager
- Warehouse manager
Note
Chief executives of major airports, railway companies, urban transit systems and other transportation corporations that have hierarchies of managers are included in Unit Group 1120: Managing Directors and Chief Executives.

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