Running head: ASSIGNMENT
Working as an employee at Amazon warehouse where I have been responsible to
pack the orders and categorize them according to the small, medium, and large batches. The
completion of Amazon's management training program and BABA degree at Forbes School
of Business and Technology at Ashford University has helped me to promote to the position
of manager. Being a manager, I will be responsible to supervise 10 supervisors and 90
Packers for the entire warehouse operation. To maximize the success of the warehouse
assigned to me, I will implement the five functions of management: planning, organizing,
staffing, leading, and controls for accomplishing the operational objectives.
Planning is a systematic procedure that helps the manager to make decisions related to
future activities and objectives to be accomplished by the organization (Baack, Reilly, &
Minnick, 2014). It is an important function of management because without planning a
manager cannot identify the things to be followed to accomplish the goals and objectives.
Majority jobs at the Amazon warehouse are related to the packing in which the labor has to
manually pack the goods in various batches (Bureau of Labor Statistics, & U.S. Department
of Labor, 2018). The hand labor and material movers have to do manual work like feed or
remove material, clean vehicles, pack material for moving, and pick up unwanted goods.
Along with this, they also do other works like packing items in the boxes, moving objects
from one spot to another, load the trucks. and many more. A manager is a middleman to the
top management and workers and also responsible to promote a healthy work environment.
Warehouse managers should be concerned with the knowledge, skills, and abilities of
the subordinates which includes shift supervisors and packers. The efficient managing of the
resources helps to gain respect from the team because the changes are based on the facts and
not assumptions. For the successful accomplishment of goals, the swot analysis tool can be
used to define the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, so that the problems or
difficulties can be improved. Being a new warehouse manager, I will review all the internal
and external issues that will help to stay ahead of the competitors. I will form the warehouse
goals or objective...
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