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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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I can and I have been worked very good experience in Large type companies.
 
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Yes I do it keeps me focused.
 
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No I am not work well under pressure.
 
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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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Yes I have supervised small to medium crews on mulitiple crews vu.
 
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Yes with my job as wms coordinator, and usually take overfor supervisor when away.
 
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Yes, I have over 20 years supervisory experience with 4 years in this field.
 
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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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Yes, I took the AHS training for the yellow belt and I also studied it the six sigma concepts in different courses in the University and now the SCMP.
 
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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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Learn international business and spanish and hepled me understand the international business transaction and communication with languge skills.
 
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I learned about time management and how to accomplish goals from my school.
 
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I am have experienced in logistics and warehouse I understand abaout warehouse management, and transportation management.
 
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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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I have been working here for 13 years and I have gone to the top within my job. I feel now I am up for the task of a change to managment.
 
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LG is well known and I am sure working with this company will provide me wit security.
 
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My dream company and meets the expectation for my career growth.
 
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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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By keeping a safe workplace and environment to do the proper job.
 
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Make sure all operators clean area after work.
 
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Constant monitoring and feedback.
 
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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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Weigh importance and ungercy.
 
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I am short list a priority job base on urgential.
 
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I review the work deadlines and the impact of each toward the specific project goal or objective. As the requirements for priorities change, adjustments are made to realign resources accordingly.
 
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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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By training and being informed.
 
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Where di you see yourself in five years.
 
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Yes, I have experienced it.
 
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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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Giving them good feedback and updating on all news in company.
 
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Communication, provide a clear direction and line of site that benefits both the associates and the company, work towards buy in, each associate can respond differently, accountability and recognition is important.
 
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My management style is to be on the same level as my employees and develop friendship along with trust to ensure a stable work relationship. I also strive to be the best at all their jobs which helps me know exactly the best scenario to accomplish the companies goals with each department.
 
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