Profession distribution centre dispatcher

Distribution centre dispatchers ensure efficient shipping of manufactured goods. They stipulate routes and complete shipping documents.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Health and safety measures in transportation

    The body of rules, procedures and regulations related to health and safety measures intended to prevent accidents or incidents in transportation.

Skills

  • Dispatch order processing

    Pack and deliver the packed goods to a shipping carrier.

  • Determine itineraries of bulk trucks

    Provide loading and transportation itineraries for bulk trucks along given orders.

  • Load products for dispatch

    Load goods appropriately so that they can be sent safely to the receiver.

  • Liaise with transportation companies

    Establish relationships with transportation companies in order to negotiate advantageous agreements for the transport of goods and livestock.

  • Oversee shipment routing

    Organise the distribution of the cargo, also known as 'forwarding'. Take into account the instructions of the client and determine where regular routing or various routings may be required.

  • Plan the dispatching of products

    Arrange and plan for sending the goods according to the schedule.

  • Implement efficiency plans for logistics operations

    Implement efficiency plans developed by managers in facilities. Use techniques, resources, and training in order to improve workplace efficiency.

  • Avoid backlogs in receiving raw materials

    Avoid backlogs in the procurement, receiving, production and bulk outloading to maintain a fluent receiving point of raw materials.

  • Lift heavy weights

    Lift heavy weights and apply ergonomic lifting techniques to avoid damaging the body.

  • Plan transport operations

    Plan mobility and transport for different departments, in order to obtain the best possible movement of equipment and materials. Negotiate the best possible delivery rates; compare different bids and select the most reliable and cost-effective bid.

  • Work in an economically efficient manner

    Perform work processes as efficiently as possible, avoiding the waste of materials, time, and energy as much as possible.

  • Communicate problems to senior colleagues

    Communicate and give feedback to senior colleagues in the event of problems or non-conformities.

  • Load bulk trucks

    Conduct activities associated with determining the itineraries and loading of bulk trucks.

  • Handle bulk transfer of raw material

    Transfer dry raw materials using suitable mechanical handling systems like screw feeders, or using gravity or pneumatic means.

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

Optional knowledge and skills

manage the reception of raw materials for animal feeds unload raw material for animal feed perform ict troubleshooting act reliably handle documentation for prepared animal feeds have computer literacy prepared animal feeds contamination hazards use different communication channels provide first aid