The need to run any department in a smooth manner is dire need for companies. This is especially true for organizations that depend highly on their warehouses to function properly. Warehouse coordinators are helpful in making sure that the warehouse staff follows appropriate procedures that ensure optimal utilization of resources.
Warehouse coordinators oversee inventory and coordinate shipping procedures along with ensuring that all company products are moved from the storage area to the retail point in a safe and timely manner. He or she is also responsible for handling accounting and record keeping activities of the warehouse and to ensure that every warehouse employee follows predefined security procedures effectively. Warehouse coordinators also manage inventory systems and keep abreast of the costs that are involved in making purchases. An important part of a warehouse coordinator’s work is to keep track of the company’s transport vehicles to ensure that they are well maintained and are ready for transporting products to predefined locations.
There are many more duties that a warehouse coordinator is responsible for in this role. The following are some of the duties and responsibilities that a warehouse coordinator performs on a typical work day.
• Coordinate movement of from the storage areas in the ware house to the point of sale
• Monitor and assist loading and unloading of merchandise
• Prepare products for shipping purposes
• Manage documentation associated with shipping processes
• Manage product inventory and adjust any entries that may need to be regulated
• Document all actions by handling logs and records and managing information on forms
• Conduct physical inventories to determine losses and identify stocks for shipment
• Purchase equipment and supplies to facilitate storage area functions
• Compile work orders and ensure appropriate compliance
• Prepare special orders for products not in stock
• Evaluate materials performances to ensure durability and economy
• Direct the work of warehouse personnel and oversee all associated activities
• Evaluate staff performance and manage employee appraisals
• Assume warehouse operations responsibility in the absence of the manager
• Assist in developing policies and procedures to direct the operations of the warehouse
• Investigate and report warehouse operational discrepancies
• Retrieve outgoing freight on shipping docks and ensure warehouse maintenance
• Keep track of the company’s vehicle fleet and ensure that regular maintenance is carried out
• Take company vehicles to perform deliveries in the event of work overload
• Oversee safe operation and maintenance of forklifts and other equipment