Have you been working in a warehouse, or another role within the logistics industry, and feel you are ready to progress? Before you can become a warehouse supervisor, you may have to prove to your superiors and peers that you are ready for the new role. Below we outline some criteria a warehouse supervisor should have…

1. Confidence in your expertise

To progress to a warehouse supervisor, you should feel comfortable and confident in your current warehouse environment. A completed UKWA Introduction to a Warehousing and Logistics course, for example, proves that you have a thorough understanding of the function and importance of a warehouse within a logistics and distribution chain.

2. Excellent communication skills

As a warehouse supervisor, you will need to be able to communicate with members of your team efficiently and effectively. At your current level, focus on giving constructive advice to your peers and try to build positive relationships with your team, whilst remaining professional.

3. Enthusiasm about new learning opportunities

To secure your role as a warehouse supervisor or manager, you will most likely be expected to complete a diploma in warehouse management, such as a UKWA Warehouse Supervisor CPC. Warehouse management courses can be a big commitment (for example they can be taken over a 3-6 month period one day a week), so you should be ready for a new learning opportunity.

If you have read the above information and think you are ready to become a warehouse manager or supervisor, contact LLA today for more information about our warehouse and logistics management courses. Good luck as you take the next step in your career!

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