Warehouse Management

This is where we would like to introduce to you a few professions that are typical for a logistics company

Forklift operator/ reach truck operator

Forklift operators load and offload lorries with the help of front loaders. They accept goods that are delivered and take them to where they are to be stored. Moreover, they handle intra-warehouse transportation and, together with order pickers and other warehouse workers, ready goods for shipping. Work is often carried out in shifts to ensure a smooth material flow. A special permit is required to operate a forklift. The permit can be obtained with the respective training or further education programme.

Skilled warehouse operator

Skilled warehouse operators undergo a two-year training at FIEGE. They receive the goods that are delivered. Before sorting and taking them to their storage location, they inspect the quality of the product. They check and maintain stocks. Skilled warehouse operators oversee the picking and packing of goods, and identify, label and secure goods intended for shipping. They also care for and maintain working equipment and conveyors to ensure smooth warehouse flows. After completing the training, it is possible to continue to become a warehouse logistics specialist.

Order picker

These specialists are experts in putting together shipments.

After receiving the customer order, order pickers compile the required merchandise, post the withdrawals in the IT system and – once packed ready for shipping – hand them over to outgoing goods. Order pickers transport the goods using forklifts or storage and retrieval units; they sort pallets and assist with the loading and offloading of vehicles. The job of an order picker requires next to a certain technical skillset also physical aptitude since the activities are primarily carried out either walking or standing up.

Supply chain manager

Supply chain managers are real specialists when it comes to material flows. From the raw material to the finished product, they are familiar with every step and flow of the product chain and, with their know-how and their skills, make sure that all relevant supply chain processes run as smoothly and as budget friendly as possible. A strategic mindset is called for, as is the ability to anticipate what might come next. At the FIEGE Group, supply chain managers are not only well versed in their home markets but are also familiar with international markets.

Materials requirements planner (MRP)

Companies’ high-complex supply chains require someone who knows how to keep processes running smoothly, maintains an overview of allocating resources, assigns staff according to their respective skills all while organising and monitoring the transportation of the goods. This is where the materials requirements planner (MRP) steps in: The MRP co-ordinates deliveries, monitors the on-time completion of jobs and assigns the respective tasks to the company staff. Likewise, the MRP takes care of clearing the accounts as well as quality assurance and with controlling ensures the economic efficiency of the ongoing supply chain processes.

Warehouse manager

Goods receipt, storage, outgoing goods and material control are responsibilities of the warehouse manager. It is your responsibility to ensure the efficient deployment of staff as well as their safety. You handle the proper, flow-optimising storage of the goods, the internal product handling and the optimal warehouse organisation. You are equally in charge of optimising loading processes and the internal quality control of the goods readied for dispatch. Cutting-edge information technology supports you in performing your duties.