Business planning framework responsible for making sure products reach their destinations saf ely, securely , and on-time. Part of supply chain management in charge of governing transportation efforts. Includes a range of professionals from logistics coordinators to truck drivers, warehouse managers to dispatch professionals. Job duties vary by occupation and the materials or products managed.
Logistics Job Duties:
•Plan warehouses and distr ibution centers for efficiency in both operations and capacity
•Coordinate and track movement of goods through logistic pathwaysOrganize transportation activities, including storage of goods, managing information accrued from point of origin to delivery, orchestr ating transportation movements, and arranging for services as necessary
Execute logistics plan to move products and packages to reach destinations on schedule
Review f reight rates and other transportation costs to keep working costs low
Maintains quality throughout the logistic processes
Logistics Skills and Qualifications:
Attention to detail, Strong time management skills, Communication skills, Ability to work well with others, Organization skills, Quality management skills, Works well with deadlines, Knowledge of logistics systems, Understanding of transportation limitations and regulations, Ability to contribute individually to greater goal, Planning skills, Understanding of transportation issues, Knowledge of logistics subset (e.g. People working in ground transportation need to have understanding of trucking and rail shipments), Experience working in logistics preferred, Bachelor's degree required for most positions, Master's degree preferred for management positions.