What's it like to be a Logistics Manager?
Logistics Managers are responsible for the smooth flow of resources by overseeing the organisation, planning, distribution and transport of goods and products for businesses and organisations.
Tasks and duties
- Coordinating production schedules, storage and shipping of particular products and items.
- Developing processes and systems whereby purchases and distribution activities are scheduled and tracked.
- Liaising with clients, suppliers and staff to ensure stock supplies are recorded and ordered and delivery schedule is maintained.
Logistics Managers are professionals who ensure that the supply chain runs smoothly by utilising their experience in sourcing, transportation, storage, production and distribution.
Valuable skills for Logistics Managers include excellent communication, exceptional planning and organisational skills, and leadership abilities.
What can I earn as a Logistics Manager?
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How to become a Logistics Manager
- Consider undertaking a qualification such as a Diploma of Logistics (TLI50415).
- Once you have experience/skills in logistics, you will need to develop strong management skills. This can be achieved with further experience, however many employers prefer individuals with tertiary qualifications, such as a Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management).
- There are numerous career opportunities for Logistics Managers, including moving into transport operation management, supply chain management or distribution operations management.
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