Supply Chain, Logistics & Warehouse Training

Management Skills for Warehouse Supervisors

Your effectiveness as a warehouse supervisor has a significant impact on the success of your organization.  Today’s competitive and difficult economic environment means that a commitment to excellence must be present not only in your own work but also in the performance of the employees in your charge.  That is a monumental task when you consider some of the problems you face as a warehouse supervisor:

  • Are your employee turnover rates higher than in any other departments?
  • Do you find disparate personal goals resulting from cultural diversity in the warehouse?
  • Are you suffering from wildly fluctuating workloads?

Warehouse supervisors face management problems that are unique to them.  Traditional “supervisory” courses for new managers just don’t fill the bill.

Your real key to success lies in how well you manage the warehouse employees under your supervision.  Yet, if your days go according to the norm for most Warehouse Supervisors, you probably spend most of your time dealing with problems on the warehouse floor and only a small portion of your time actually supervising your employees.  As a warehouse supervisor, you need specific information about how best to control your three basic resources—labor, equipment, and space.  You need to know how to manage your information processes regarding materials handling, inventory, and storage in addition to knowing how to recognize and solve your unique warehouse problems.

What you will learn at management skills for warehouse supervisors training

You’ll find practical approaches to these challenges as well as useful answers to your questions in this highly-effective seminar, Management skills for warehouse supervisors.  Learn how to schedule work, how to make your workers want to work, how to delegate effectively, and even how to capture the attention and respect you need from upper management.

  • If you attend this valuable seminar, you’ll learn specific ways to:
  • Improve productivity
  • Boost morale
  • Prioritize work demands
  • Solve labor/management conflicts effectively
  • Reflect the work of your department in a positive light

When you attend management skills for warehouse supervisors, you will also receive a comprehensive participant manual.  This extensive reference book will contain an overview of the course topics, as well as handy charts and checklists, corresponding articles, how-to lists, and execution forms to help you immediately implement the course techniques in your own company.

Trainer has an excellent combination of experience as a manager and as a warehouse operations expert and has searched out the answers to the types of problems you face every day.  Make the most of that experience!  Plan to attend management skills for warehouse supervisors.

Key benefits of management skills for warehouse supervisors training

  • The must-have information that you need at all times concerning materials handling, inventory and storage
  • Effective ways to motivate your employees to be more productive
  • Proven techniques for saving time in warehouse operations—and the in’s and out’s of implementing them
  • How to make informed decisions regarding your three basic resources—labor, equipment and space
  • Tested methods for measuring productivity and performance in warehouse operations
  • Concrete ways to handle complaints in a positive manner
  • How to apply leadership techniques successfully in a warehouse setting
  • Sure-to-succeed methods for minimizing costs while maximizing space
  • How to evaluate your own effectiveness
  • The primary areas of your responsibilities that you must keep in mind
  • Warehouse efficiency—the 10 commandments
  • Knowing how you fit into the overall picture of your company and ways to upgrade your image
  • How to hone your negotiating skills so that you can emerge with “win/win’ situations instead of “win/lose” battles
  • Easy-to-implement changes to improve lines of communication with your boss, peers, and employees
  • Diagnosing the 9 most common symptoms of warehouse problems—and how to treat them
  • A formula for presenting your ideas to management—so they will be accepted favorably
  • techniques for motivating your employees
  • How to take control of warehouse operations—immediately
  • Evaluating how you fit into the overall picture of your company, and ways to upgrade your image
  • How to hone your negotiating skills so that you can emerge from “win/win” situations instead of “win/lose” battles
  • The necessary components of a successful disciplinary policy
  • And much, much more

Who Should Attend

  • Both newly appointed and experienced supervisors and managers of warehouse and distribution centers
  • Plant, inventory, and materials managers
  • Physical distribution and other management personnel
  • Shipping and store supervisors

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