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Logistics Executives ensure that manufacturers have a stable supply of raw materials, and coordinate the distribution of finished goods to consumers.
Pure chocolate from Belgium, mobile phones from China, shoes made in Italy, and designer bags from the UK, these products and more would not be easily accessible if not for the help of Logistics Managers or Executives. Their main goal is to meet consumer demand and minimise the costs of storing and transporting goods. Logistics Executives can work for business entities such as logistics and transportation companies, manufacturing plants and supermarkets as well as governmental organisat...
Pure chocolate from Belgium, mobile phones from China, shoes made in Italy, and designer bags from the UK, these products and more would not be easily accessible if not for the help of Logistics Managers or Executives. Their main goal is to meet consumer demand and minimise the costs of storing and transporting goods. Logistics Executives can work for business entities such as logistics and transportation companies, manufacturing plants and supermarkets as well as governmental organisations.
Are you excellent at games that require strategic planning while working under the pressure of tight time limit? Though it may just be a game, but that’s a good start and practice to begin your journey as a Logistics Executives! Logistics Executive plays a crucial role in every organisation because without them, there will be no materials to be processed nor will the end products be distributed and sold all over the world.
A bachelor's degree is often enough to begin entry-level work
Job growth is expected to be much faster than average
High average salary
Must be able to perform physical duties such as lifting, bending and reaching
Experience in logistics and management may be necessary
Use IT software to manage stock, deliveries and transport costs
Use the information you have to coordinate the order cycle and evaluate the performance
Communicate with clients and suppliers
Find new contacts and solutions to logistical problems
Maintain health and safety regulations
Manage, motivate and train staffs
Prepare new strategies for supplies
Incase of any queries
Being systematic in your work
You will be dealing with a handful of clients and suppliers simultaneously hence it is better to get everything in place in an orderly manner. This is to ensure that there will be no mix ups or any confusing encounter in any situation. Besides that, being systematic will help to boost your efficiency by saving lots of time.
Have good time management ability
Since you will be dealing with so many suppliers and clients at the same time, every batch of products or materials will arrive or depart at different time as well. You are bound to schedule your time and manage it properly to avoid any delays or unexpected arrival. Though sometimes it is beyond your control, it is best to be prepared at all times.
How much are you ordering? When will the first batch arrive? What about the following batches? Is this the best price you can give? Communication is one of the utmost importance in this field of work. Messages and information should be conveyed effectively to minimise mistakes or errors in delivering, shipping, price negotiations and more.
Getting a degree improves your odds in this career and some companies requires a degree. Certain helpful degrees to get are Business Administration, Economics, Shipping Management, Information System or any of the related field.
The working hours of a Logistics Executive is longer than usual jobs, passing 60 hours per week. This means that you will also be required to be working on weekends and evenings, especially when you have deadlines to meet.
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"Since the explosion in eCommerce in recent years, the simple way to say it is that the Supply Chain and Logistics profession has become kind of cool."
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