Engineering managers are responsible for solving engineering issues, proposing budgets for projects, preparing progress reports, answering technical questions, training new employees, and working with other departments.
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.
Industrial engineers prevent waste and inefficiency in production processes. They will design efficient systems that integrate workers, information, machines, energy, and materials to make products or provide services.