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Warehouse Supervisor
February 12th, 2017

A Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for the operations inside of a warehouse. This includes the movement of product as well as people management. Warehouses are used by a very large variety of businesses spanning multiple industries. These businesses can include retail goods, grocers, manufacturers, transportation companies and more.

Warehouse Supervisors should have strong organizational skills so they can be continually on top of the needs of the warehouse. A close eye must always be kept on the merchandise inside of the warehouse which takes keen attention to detail. A Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for many levels of staff including permanent, temporary and sometimes unionized employees. The ability to be a diplomatic, yet firm, leader is a must.

Technical skills of a Warehouse Supervisor should include strong knowledge of spreadsheet and tracking programs such as Excel. Warehouse information systems (WMS) are almost always used in warehouses. This type of software is used to track the day to day operations of a warehouse, calculating KPI's and assessing profitability risk factors such as loss prevention, damage, and overtime. Other systems utilized in a warehouse may be ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems.

A Warehouse Supervisor must be comfortable (and likely, certified) in the operation of a variety of forklifts and other warehouse machinery. The ability to troubleshoot this equipment is a bonus for any employer. Proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) must be worn inside any warehouse. This includes a hardhat, reflective vest, and steel toed work boots.

The role of a Warehouse Supervisor can be very physical as there is a significant amount of walking, lifting, pushing, and standing involved. Depending on the needs of the warehouse, a Warehouse Supervisor may have a variety of shift requirements. Some warehouses have full coverage schedules including a morning, afternoon and midnight shift. Depending on the Warehouse Supervisor's level of experience, and seniority, they may be required to begin their career as a midnight Warehouse Supervisor.

A Warehouse Supervisor should have some post-secondary education in Business Management, Operations, or Supply Chain. Some employers may be open to candidates who have a High School Diploma and multiple years experience in warehouse or manufacturing operations management.
Warehouse Supervisor Interview Questions
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Do you work well under pressure?
 
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Of course, I can work well under pressure by prioritizing the work.
 
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I feel that I do my best work under pressure because I know that only the best is what is expected and that should be delivered regardless. So when there is pressure I enjoy rising to the challenge.
 
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Do you have supervising experience?
 
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Yes, I have supervised up to 30 employees in one department. Each employee is different and each is handled according to their working techniques. however, one must never lose focus of the goal of the department and should enforce rules and regulation for everyone equally.
 
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No not right now I have experience in running my own buissness.
 
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Do you have an understanding of lean six sigma?
 
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Generally - I have completed yellow belt training which allowed me to do an improvement project within my department when I was at Leinster. I was the facilitator for my team which introduced a storage at heights methodology in the warehouse whilst increasing storage space by 33%. This was a top ten finalist in the WA chamber of minerals and energy 2010 awards.
 
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Very basic, still reading about it.
 
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Tell me about your education. How has it prepared you for a career as a Warehouse Supervisor?
 
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I have an associates degree in business administration an it initially opened doors for me in manufacturing but I believe my experience has a big part in preparing me for what I have made of my career.
 
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My education was a high school diploma.
 
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Why do you want to work for our company?
 
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This is a company that has a good reputation in this city. I know it cares for its employees and I enjoy working in manufacturing and a busy environment.
 
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I think this company has come far from just being a decking company. We're getting greener every day . I feel this company can use I guy li j e me.
 
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How do you stay organized?
 
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By ensuring I plan my duties in my diary.
 
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By maintaining proper routine every day. Puting my strongest points with my weakness. High priority always comes first.
 
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How do you prioritize your work?
 
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Depends on the situation... I like to label certain tasks as either A B or C...A being the one that requires immediate attention, and C which are tasks that arent urgent but eventually need to get done... I like to focus my work on the things that need to get done, and done quickly... While balancing the other work alongside our first priorities.
 
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Work has priorities based the number of task at the time, the importance of each task and how long each task takes to complete.
 
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Automation plays a huge role in any warehouse, what new technologies have you witnessed and how do you plan on staying informed for even newer technologies in the future?
 
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What does great customer service mean.
 
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WMS warehouse managment system, which provide us the best way to handle the stocks and in inventory field.
 
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How do you keep your warehouse employees motivated and to stay focused on the companies objectives?
 
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By maintaining a positive attitude during tedious projects. Also by taking the time out to have detailed conversations, notifying the employees on the good job they are doing.
 
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By thinking of the end goal.
 
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How well do you get along with your superiors? How often do you like to communicate with them?
 
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I had a good relationship with the VP, we communicated daily. The amount of time depended on projects, tasks at hand, general process,
 
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Great - I go to the morning HOD's meetings and have built a good rapport with all departments.
 
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If hired, how do you intend on making a difference with our company?
 
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I plan to research different technology ideas. I will make safety improvements and operational improvements in areas that appear lacking.
 
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I will work normally as much as I can.
 
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How do you handle stressful situations?
 
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By remaining calm and confident. Try to remind my self that a solution to every problem.
 
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Understand why the stress, remain focused and handle the situation.
 
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Why should we hire you?
 
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Because you to to try my knowledge .
 
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I use to work at a moncks corner nurse.
 
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Do you work well on a team? How would you define teamwork?
 
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Yes, I work very well in a team. A team is made of team members and one has to determine the strength of each member and delegate.
 
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I would define team work as getting the job done whether that means if I have to do more then the guy next to me as long as the work gets finished.
 
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What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a Warehouse Supervisor?
 
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One of my greatest strengths, and that im a diligent worker... I care about the work getting done.. I am always willing to help others in the team.. Being patient helps me not jump to conclusions... Patience helps me stay calm when I have to work under pressure.. Being a diligent worker.. It ensures that the team has the same goals in accomplishing certain things.
 
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I cant handle under pressure, fast moving account . always 100 % accurate stock in our warehouse .
 
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Tell me about a time when you had to think strategically.
 
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Production deadlines.. i remember one day we were shorthanded a couple employees and a giant order had to be sent out, no questions.. On top of several orders still to be shipped that day... A complication with ups caused us to have a delay and didnt deliver... Next day air... And our order needed to be out.. Warehouse had to be running... And I drove it out myself to ups and it was handled.
 
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There was a time when I was told I had to get rid of 20% of my people. I had to determine which persons I needed the most by determining who could do what. I had to put aside personal feelings so that I could keep a working crew to handle he same workload with less people.
 
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What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
 
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I can honestly say that I am a perfectionist... I always want things done right, and what my ideal of perfection is. understanding that sometimes things just happen and are out of my control... But learn to be flexible and still be efficient in accomplishing the goals.
 
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I believe my biggest weakness is wanting to help anyone I can help. What I mean is I am willing to take on task that are not my job. I want to learn all I can. However, that has helped me get promoted or even asked to help in times of need in other department. I have been know as the "go to person" when help is needed.
 
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What experience do you have in a warehouse?
 
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I manage the warehouse even when my superiors are out of town, I have work every role, and understand the value and attention it needs to making sure things run smoothly,
 
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A lot, warehouse production planner and inventory controlled in manufacturing , warehouse in charge in logistic compqany , warehouse assistance supervisor in retail warehouse.
 
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What is the largest amount of employees you have supervised?
 
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We have 40 manpower we handle and 3500 sqaure meter floor area of the warehouse and a fast moving account .
 
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I have supervised up to 30 employees.
 
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Why do you want to work for our Warehouse team?
 
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Yes, 1000 percent welling at any time .
 
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I want a challenging job. I like to multi task. I know working in a warehouse has different functions and I like the fast paced environment.
 
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What was the most difficult employee situation you found yourself in? How did you overcome the problem?
 
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One of employees was conflicting with other and colleague who was prove his was wrong hi denied and was invite union to defend him but we have prove his wrong and I was facing disciplinary action.
 
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Not following procedures. Discussed with the person first. Then emailed daily requirements to individual so could have evidence if went further. It did so there was a verbal warning, then note to file and ended up on a performance improvement plan.
 
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What leadership roles have you had in the past?
 
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Strong, always followed with the SOP
 
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I have always worked my way up to leadership positions from the time I was 18 years old. I have been a team leader at a fast food restaurant, a supervisor for a department to a manager at 2 of my previous jobs.
 
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What mistakes have you made while being a leader for a group in the past? How have you learned from them?
 
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Mistakes - problably not delegating enough... Doing things too much on my own at first... But realizing that delegating production flows more smoothly and gets done faster.
 
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I really don't recall any mistakes I have made as a leader but I would say that one is where I want to help employees who are falling behind in their work. I should really look at the way they are working and try to make them work in a more efficient manner and manage their time more effectively.
 
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What does quality work mean to you?
 
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performing your job excellently
 
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excellence
 
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