How to become a logistics manager
What does a logistics manager do?Logistics managers link up the supply chain, overseeing products’ journey from warehouse to transport to customer. In order to get things from A to B, they need to plan and supervise resources, resolve transportation issues, and deal with customer complaints.
Duties and tasks
- Collaborate with customers and staff regarding production and distribution schedules and specifications.
- Create standard processes for purchasing and distribution activities.
- Oversee production and transportation timetables.
- Keep records of orders, production times, and delivery of items.
- Manage distribution staff.
- Order and maintain stock inventory.
- Work with suppliers and staff towards quality products, a reasonable delivery schedule, and appropriate costs.
- Australian Industry Standards
- The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
- Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA)
- Air transport professional
- Customer service supervisor
- Depot manager
- Logistics analyst
- Logistics project manager
- Logistics and purchasing manager
- Operations manager
- Production manager
- Purchasing and logistics manager
- Site operations manager
- Supply distribution manager
- Transport manager
- Warehouse supervisor
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