Profession logistics manager

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Logistics managers plan, direct or coordinate supply chain processes to ensure quality, low cost and efficiency of the movement and storage of goods.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Tasks logistics manager

  • Plan the strategy for company's supply chain activities (transportation, storage, distribution) to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Develop and implement operating procedures for receiving, handling, storing and shipping goods and materials.
  • Ensure structures are in place to monitor the flow of goods (e.g. computer systems of stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and performance evaluation).
  • Coordinate and control logistic processes.
  • Allocate and manage staff resources according to (changing) needs.
  • Liaise and negotiate with other departments, suppliers, manufacturers, transport companies, customers and retailers.
  • Monitor the quality, cost and efficiency of logistic processes, e.g. by analyzing data.
  • Analyze and resolve logistical problems and plan improvements.
  • Keep up with and react to external influences, such as legislation, relevant regulations and customers' needs.
  • Plan, develop and implement relevant health and safety procedures regarding the movement and storage of goods.

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