Logistics Managers oversee and coordinate the storage, distribution and transportation of goods from manufacturing facilities to warehouses to final destinations. Logistics managers and other supply chain employees ensure these processes run smoothly and that products are sent where they are needed. They analyzes and coordinates an organization’s supply chain—the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. They manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated and delivered. Logisticians work in nearly every industry.
The Logistics Manager will be required to handle technical details relating to possibly international transportation, such as customs regulations and any necessary documentation. They will be required to efficiently evaluate the costs of transportation, services and inventory within any budget or distribution strategy. The Logistics Manager must have knowledge of national and international import/export legislation and must be able to effectively troubleshoot any issues that may arise in international freight transportation. They also have to build relationships with Logistics mediators and work closely with package engineers to ensure the protection of freight in transportation. For a Logistics Manager, documentation and organization is important – any changes to operating procedures, prioritization or any problems must be documented and communicated accurately.
Logistics Managers, also called supply chain managers, direct the flow of raw materials, manufactured products and other goods from place to place. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) explains that logistics managers provide the business management skills to link suppliers to consumers in the production of material goods by handling all the steps in between .
Most of Logistic Manager work full time during regular business hours. Some logistic manger may travel frequently to visit a company’s manufacturing plants or distribution centers. When dealing with delivery problems or other logistical issues, they may work overtime to ensure that operations stay on schedule. The job can be stressful because logistical work is fast-paced. Logisticians must ensure that operations stay on schedule, and they must work quickly to solve any problems that arise.
Entry Level Education
Bachelor's/ Master’s Degree program in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or a related field.