MSEJ Salute to Industry Manufacturing and Logistics - Page 8

Supply Chain Managers, also called: Global Supply Chain Director, Supply Chain Director, Supply Chain Manager, direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety; examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs; direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory. On the job, you would: determine appropriate equipment and staffing levels to load, unload, move, or store materials; manage activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, controlling inventory, warehousing, or receiving; select transportation routes to maximize economy by combining shipments or consolidating warehousing and distribution. Knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for this profession include: a bachelors or masters degree, having a basic knowledge of transportation, business, math, and manufacturing. This might be a good fit for you if you enjoy keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements, and measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators, also called: Fork Truck Driver, Forklift Driver, Forklift Operator, Truck Driver, operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location. On the job, you would: Move levers or controls that operate lifting devices, such as forklifts, lift beams with swivel-hooks, hoists, or elevating platforms, to load, unload, transport, or stack material. Inspect product load for accuracy and safely move it around the warehouse or facility to ensure timely and complete delivery; manually or mechanically load or unload materials from pallets, skids, platforms, cars, lifting devices, or other transport vehicles. Knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for this profession include: a high school diploma or GED, having a basic knowledge of safety, manufacturing, and transportation. This might be a good fit for you if you are good at quickly changing the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat, and noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.