Also called: Global Logistics Manager, Integrated Logistics Programs Director, Logistics Manager, Logistics Solution Manager
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Ever wonder how your breakfast cereal got from a field of oats to the box on your counter? There was a Logistics Manager behind every step that moved your cereal from its start as a raw material, to processing, packaging, and storing, and finally to transporting it to the grocery store. These managers must meet the requirements of their customers and their employer. Much of their work involves resolving problems around transporting goods, coordinating with different suppliers, finding needed materials, and handling customer issues. Most other departments in an organization rely on the Logistics group’s work, so collaboration is frequent. They will often oversee a team of other logistics specialists. Their work may take them from a steel mill to a warehouse, factory, shipping or rail yard, and to the executive board room. To ensure safety performance and effective quality management, these workers maintain detailed records and make reports on topics including customer service issues, training, and safety. Logistics managers must have strong skills in communication, problem-solving, planning, and math. A bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, or business administration helps to develop these qualities, and is often required. With consistent demand for these workers, and competitive salaries, this job is a good logistical choice!
What they do:Plan, direct, or coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, or planning services. Manage logistics personnel and logistics systems and direct daily operations.
On the job, you would:
- Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues.
- Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping.
- Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records.
Arts and Humanities
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
Data base user interface and query software
See more details at O*NET OnLine about logistics managers.