Storage and Distribution Managers
SOC: 11-3071.02

Description:

Plan, direct, or coordinate the storage or distribution operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that are engaged in storing or distributing materials or products.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Alternate Titles:

  • Ammunition Storage Superintendent
  • Building Supervisor
  • Bulk Plant Manager
  • Cold Storage Supervisor
  • Compressor Stations Superintendent
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Delivery Manager
  • Dispatch Manager
  • Dispatcher
  • Distribution Center Manager
  • Distribution Center Supervisor
  • Distribution Coordinator
  • Distribution Manager
  • Distribution Operation Manager
  • Distribution Superintendent
  • Head of Import Coordination and Production
  • Head of Physical Distribution and Logistics
  • Import Coordinator
  • Import Export Manager
  • Import Manager
  • Import-Export Agent
  • Importer Exporter
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Load Out Supervisor
  • Locker Operator
  • Logistics Manager
  • Logistics Supply Officer
  • Marine Oil Terminal Superintendent
  • Measurement Superintendent
  • Operations Manager
  • Parking Garage Manager
  • Parking Lot Manager
  • Pipelines Superintendent
  • Print Traffic Manager
  • Receiving Manager
  • Service Delivery Manager
  • Sewer System Supervisor
  • Shipping Coordinator
  • Shipping Manager
  • Shipping Receiving Manager
  • Shipping Supervisor
  • Station Manager
  • Storage Manager
  • Stores Supervisor
  • Substation Manager
  • Supply Controller
  • Supply Officer
  • Supply Requirements Officer
  • Telegraph Office Manager
  • Warehouse Foreman
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Operations Manager
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse/Distribution Manager
  • Warehouser
  • Water and Sewer Systems Superintendent
  • Waterworks Supervisor


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Supervise the activities of workers engaged in receiving, storing, testing, and shipping products or materials.
  • Plan, develop, or implement warehouse safety and security programs and activities.
  • Review invoices, work orders, consumption reports, or demand forecasts to estimate peak delivery periods and to issue work assignments.
  • Schedule or monitor air or surface pickup, delivery, or distribution of products or materials.
  • Interview, select, and train warehouse and supervisory personnel.
  • Confer with department heads to coordinate warehouse activities, such as production, sales, records control, or purchasing.
  • Respond to customers' or shippers' questions and complaints regarding storage and distribution services.
  • Inspect physical conditions of warehouses, vehicle fleets, or equipment and order testing, maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
  • Develop and document standard and emergency operating procedures for receiving, handling, storing, shipping, or salvaging products or materials.
  • Examine products or materials to estimate quantities or weight and type of container required for storage or transport.
  • Negotiate with carriers, warehouse operators, or insurance company representatives for services and preferential rates.
  • Issue shipping instructions and provide routing information to ensure that delivery times and locations are coordinated.
  • Examine invoices and shipping manifests for conformity to tariff and customs regulations.
  • Prepare and manage departmental budgets.
  • Prepare or direct preparation of correspondence, reports, and operations, maintenance, and safety manuals.
  • Arrange for necessary shipping documentation and contact customs officials to effect release of shipments.
  • Advise sales and billing departments of transportation charges for customers' accounts.
  • Evaluate freight or inventory costs associated with transit times to ensure that costs are appropriate.
  • Participate in setting transportation and service rates.
  • Track and trace goods while they are en route to their destinations, expediting orders when necessary.
  • Arrange for storage facilities when required.
  • Develop or implement plans for facility modification or expansion, such as equipment purchase or changes in space allocation or structural design.
  • Evaluate locations for new warehouses or distribution networks to determine their potential usefulness.
  • Develop or implement plans for storage and distribution activities that emphasize technological solutions for sustainability, such as investment in smart or eco-friendly containers, dynamic distribution networks, warehouse renovations, or fuel efficient fleets.
  • Develop storage and distribution models that include factors such as warehouse locations, customer locations, or available transportation modes to maximize operational efficiency or sustainability.
  • Evaluate contractors or business partners for operational efficiency or safety or environmental performance records.
  • Evaluate the environmental implications of new warehouses or distribution networks.
  • Identify and implement carbon minimization activities to offset carbon emissions, such as by planting trees, purchasing carbon credits, or purchasing green technologies, such as air filtration or alternative energy vehicles or power.
  • Plan or implement environmental training programs and activities.
  • Select modes of transportation for the distribution of goods that minimize pollution, such as carbon output or other environmental impacts.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Barcode scanners
  • Barcoding labels
  • Cell phones
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital cameras
  • Forklifts
  • Global positioning systems GPS
  • Laptop computers
  • Pallet jacks
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistants PDA
  • Radio frequency handheld terminals
  • Radio frequency identification RFID devices
  • Radio frequency truck-mounted terminals
  • Wireless communication and satellite positioning tools
  • ABOL Manifest Systems
  • Aljex Inventory
  • Cadre Technologies Cadence Warehouse Management System
  • Catalyst International CatalystConnect
  • DSA Foxware Warehouse Management
  • Graphics software
  • HighJump Software Warehouse Advantage
  • IBM i2 Transportation Manager
  • IBM Lotus Notes
  • IBM Power Systems software
  • Infor ERP Baan
  • Infosite Technologies DM Warehousing
  • Integrated Decision Support Corporation Netwise Supply Chain
  • Integrated Decision Support Corporation Swap Advice
  • Integrated Decision Support Netwise Enterprise
  • Integrated Decision Support Netwise Frontline
  • IntelliTrack Warehouse Management System
  • International Business Systems software
  • Logility Voyager WarehousePRO
  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Great Plains software
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • MRA Technologies MRATrack Warehouse Management System
  • QUALCOMM QTRACS
  • QUALCOMM ViaWeb
  • Radio Beacon WMS
  • RedPrairie DLx Warehouse
  • SAP software
  • Scanlon Associates LogPak
  • Sentai Pinpoint
  • Spreadsheet software
  • SSA Global Warehouse Management System WMS
  • Supply chain event management software
  • TECSYS EliteSeries
  • TECSYS PointForce Enterprise
  • Veritas NetBackup
  • Word processing software
  • WorkForce Software EmpCenter Time and Attendance


  • management


    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020