Supply systems analysts monitor computer programs, software, and hardware to determine their efficiency in meeting established supply information requirements; and recommends changes in data flow, sources of input, report formats, and calculations to satisfy supply management information needs.
Transportation/logistics managers oversee warehouse, inventory control, material handling, customer service, transportation, and planning workers. They hire, train and evaluate employees. Managers prepare worker schedules and ensure warehousing and distribution workers follow safety rules.
A purchasing agent obtains purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers, verifies receipt of items, resolves shipments in error with suppliers, and authorizes payment for purchases by forwarding receiving documentation.
Dispatchers schedule and dispatch workers, work crews, equipment, or service vehicles for conveyance of materials, freight, or passengers, or for normal installation, service, or emergency repairs rendered outside the place of business.