Logistics Manager

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

This career is meant for those who love a task with many cascading variables. Logistics managers coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting inventory, services or activities. They are vital to the business by limiting costs and improving accuracy, customer service and safety. Logistics managers examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs.

Also known as: Global Supply Chain Director, Material Requirements Planning Manager, Solution Design and Analysis Manager, Supply Chain Director, Supply Chain Manager
Active Learning
Active Listening
Complex Problem Solving
Critical Thinking
Decision Making
Learning Strategies
Management of Materials
Personnel Management
Reading Comprehension
Service Orientation
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Time Management
Manage activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, controlling inventory, warehousing or receiving
Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas
Design or implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies
Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback or to discuss production forecasts or changes
Monitor forecasts and quotas to predict effects on supply chain activities
Participate in new product launches
Identify new suppliers in collaboration with other departments
Diagram supply chain models to help facilitate discussions with customers
Evaluate and select information or other technology solutions
Review or update supply chain practices in accordance with new or changing environmental policies, standards, regulations or laws

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