Understand the various functions of materials and supply chain management and how they relate to each other. Plan and control stock successfully and cost effectively using proven techniques of inventory management including stock classification, forecasting and ordering. Manage the warehousing operations and maximize user service by providing fast and accurate issuing. Negotiate with suppliers and perform accurate supplier evaluation. Improve the productivity of the purchasing function while understanding total value analysis. Implement effective techniques for managing fleet and distribution. Measure the performance of the entire materials and supply chain department by applying appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).