Logisticians

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Client Services Administrator, Logistician, Production Planner, Supply Management Specialist

What they do:
Analyze and coordinate the ongoing logistical functions of a firm or organization. Responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal of resources.
On the job, you would:
  • Maintain and develop positive business relationships with a customer's key personnel involved in, or directly relevant to, a logistics activity.
  • Develop an understanding of customers' needs and take actions to ensure that such needs are met.
  • Manage subcontractor activities, reviewing proposals, developing performance specifications, and serving as liaisons between subcontractors and organizations.

Knowledge

Transportation

  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Business

  • management
  • customer service

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal

  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen

Math

  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Cooperation
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology
  • SAP software Hot Technology In Demand

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Data base user interface and query software

  • Microsoft SQL Server Hot Technology
  • Structured query language SQL Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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