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Storage and Distribution Managers - 11-3071.02

O*NET-SOC 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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Warehouse Manager
  • Distribution Manager
  • Distribution Center Manager
  • Shipping Manager
  • Cold Storage Supervisor
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Distribution Operation Manager
  • Load Out Supervisor
  • Shipping Supervisor
  • Stores Supervisor

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Advise sales and billing departments of transportation charges for customers' accounts.
  • Arrange for necessary shipping documentation and contact customs officials to effect release of shipments.
  • Arrange for storage facilities when required.
  • Confer with department heads to coordinate warehouse activities, such as production, sales, records control, or purchasing.
  • Develop and document standard and emergency operating procedures for receiving, handling, storing, shipping, or salvaging products or materials.
  • Develop or implement plans for facility modification or expansion, such as equipment purchase or changes in space allocation or structural design.
  • 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 freight or inventory costs associated with transit times to ensure that costs are appropriate.
  • Evaluate locations for new warehouses or distribution networks to determine their potential usefulness.
  • Evaluate the environmental implications of new warehouses or distribution networks.
  • Examine invoices and shipping manifests for conformity to tariff and customs regulations.
  • Examine products or materials to estimate quantities or weight and type of container required for storage or transport.
  • 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.
  • Inspect physical conditions of warehouses, vehicle fleets, or equipment and order testing, maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
  • Interview, select, and train warehouse and supervisory personnel.
  • Issue shipping instructions and provide routing information to ensure that delivery times and locations are coordinated.
  • Negotiate with carriers, warehouse operators, or insurance company representatives for services and preferential rates.
  • Participate in setting transportation and service rates.
  • Plan or implement environmental training programs and activities.
  • Plan, develop, or implement warehouse safety and security programs and activities.
  • Prepare and manage departmental budgets.
  • Prepare or direct preparation of correspondence, reports, and operations, maintenance, and safety manuals.
  • Respond to customers' or shippers' questions and complaints regarding storage and distribution services.
  • 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.
  • Select modes of transportation for the distribution of goods that minimize pollution, such as carbon output or other environmental impacts.
  • Supervise the activities of workers engaged in receiving, storing, testing, and shipping products or materials.
  • Track and trace goods while they are en route to their destinations, expediting orders when necessary.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities.
  • Analyze financial records or reports to determine state of operations.
  • Analyze forecasting data to improve business decisions.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Confer with organizational members to accomplish work activities.
  • Coordinate operational activities with external stakeholders.
  • Determine pricing or monetary policies.
  • Develop emergency response plans or procedures.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures for green or sustainable operations.
  • Develop safety standards, policies, or procedures.
  • Develop sustainable organizational policies or practices.
  • Document organizational or operational procedures.
  • Estimate cost or material requirements.
  • Evaluate environmental impact of operational or development activities.
  • Evaluate potential of products, technologies, or resources.
  • Examine financial records to ensure compliance with policies or regulations.
  • Hire personnel.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
  • Implement transportation changes to reduce environmental impact.
  • Inspect condition or functioning of facilities or equipment.
  • Interview employees, customers, or others to collect information.
  • Model operational processes.
  • Monitor facilities or operational systems.
  • Monitor performance of organizational members or partners.
  • Monitor resources.
  • Negotiate contracts for transportation, distribution, or logistics services.
  • Plan facility layouts or designs.
  • Prepare operational budgets.
  • Prepare operational progress or status reports.
  • Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources.
  • Resolve customer complaints or problems.
  • Schedule activities or facility use.
  • Schedule product or material transportation.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Train employees on environmental awareness, conservation, or safety topics.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aerial Delivery and Materiel (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Material Control and Allocation Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Ammunition Logistics Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Material Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Ammunition Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Ammunition Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Aviation Supply Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aviation Supply Operations Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Bulk Fuel Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Cargo Handling Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • CWO - Boatswain, Aviation (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Boatswain, Surface (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Explosive Ordnance Disposal (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Food Service (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Ordnance Technician, Surface (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Ordnance, Aviation (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Ordnance, Submarine (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Supply Corps (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Explosive Loading (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Fuel Depot Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Ground Supply Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ground Supply Operations Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Gunner's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Household Goods Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Inventory Control Methods Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Issue Control Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • LDO - Deck, Aviation (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Deck, Surface (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Explosive Ordnance Disposal (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Ordnance, Aviation (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Ordnance, Submarine (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Ordnance, Surface (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Supply Corps (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Material Division Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Munitions Materiel Management (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Naval Supply Control Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Petroleum and Water (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Quartermaster, General (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer - Aviation Maintenance (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Special Duty - Merchant Marine, Deck (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • SC - Supply Corps Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Shipping Coordination Team Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Shipping Operations Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Staff Supply Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Stock Control Officer, Requirements (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Stores Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Supply (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Supply and Inventory Management (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Supply and Materiel Management (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Supply Field Services Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Supply Operations (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Technical Supply Officer (Aviation) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Technical Supply Officer (General) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • URL - Special Operations (EOD/DIV/SAL/EOM) (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • URL - Surface Warfare (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Warehouse and Storage Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Weapons Distribution Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Dispatcher, Chief I
  • Dispatcher, Chief II
  • Import-Export Agent
  • Manager, Bulk Plant
  • Manager, Telegraph Office
  • Manager, Warehouse
  • Operations Manager
  • Superintendent, Ammunition Storage
  • Superintendent, Compressor Stations
  • Superintendent, Distribution II
  • Superintendent, Measurement
  • Superintendent, Pipelines
  • Superintendent, Water-And-Sewer Systems
  • Supervisor, Sewer System
  • Supervisor, Waterworks