Functions of a Job Description

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Functions of a Job Description Jason Monroe HRM 531 July 2, 2012 Tiffany Mytty-Klein Functions of a Job Description As the current operations manager for a Fortune 500 retail distribution center, it is ultimately my responsibility to ensure the safe, effective, and efficient operation of both the inbound and outbound areas. The fundamentals of warehousing and distribution are simple: receive product in, stock it in a location, pick it from a location, and load it to ship to a store. While the fundamentals are simple, the complexity of the overall flow of the operation is quite extensive. With that in mind, there is an inventory control team member in the receiving department in place to assist with the proper receipt…show more content…
The inventory control team members would need to know how to use the current computer system, in addition to the handheld scanners. Additional training would be provided for running reports and accessing specific inventory control screens within the computer system. I expect this position to generate a great deal of interest within the current employees. With that in mind, I am also looking for an individual who is actively engaged in process improvement and has made suggestions to our innovator team with ideas on how we can perform more efficiently across the operation. The team members would have to be able to lift at least 50 pounds and become forklift certified, if they are not already. Organization’s Strategic Alignment While our current operation is adequate to meet the bare minimum requirements or the organization, it is my responsibility to ensure the safe, effective, and efficient operation of both the inbound and outbound areas. With our innovator team in place, we are constantly looking for new ways to improve safety, increase quality, and perform more efficiently. Creating an inventory control team will allow us to meet all three of these goals, by actively and aggressively focusing on our inventory movement. We will invest time and training with each of the team members to allow them to safely succeed at optimizing the slotting of all

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