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Logistics Managers

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Plan, direct, or coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, or planning services. Manage logistics personnel and logistics systems and direct daily operations.

    Work Activities
    • Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping.
    • Supervise the work of logistics specialists, planners, or schedulers.
    • Create policies or procedures for logistics activities.
    • Direct distribution center operation to ensure achievement of cost, productivity, accuracy, or timeliness objectives.
    • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues.
    • Analyze all aspects of corporate logistics to determine the most cost-effective or efficient means of transporting products or supplies.
    • Negotiate transportation rates or services.
    • Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers.
    • Direct or coordinate comprehensive logistical or reverse logistical functions for product life cycles, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, recycling, reuse, or final disposal of resources.
    • Direct inbound or outbound logistics operations, such as transportation or warehouse activities, safety performance, or logistics quality management.
    • Establish or monitor specific supply chain-based performance measurement systems.
    • Participate in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification, or performance evaluation.
    • Monitor product import or export processes to ensure compliance with regulatory or legal requirements.
    • Ensure carrier compliance with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery.
    • Plan or implement improvements to internal or external logistics systems or processes.
    • Recommend optimal transportation modes, routing, equipment, or frequency.
    • Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records.
    • Implement specific customer requirements, such as internal reporting or customized transportation metrics.
    • Negotiate with suppliers or customers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability.
    • Communicate freight transportation information to customers or suppliers, using transportation management, electronic logistics marketplace, or electronic freight information systems, to improve efficiency, speed, or quality of transportation services.
    • Plan or implement material flow management systems to meet production requirements.
    • Develop risk management programs to ensure continuity of supply in emergency scenarios.
    • Train shipping department personnel in roles or responsibilities regarding global logistics strategies.
    • Recommend purchase of new or improved technology, such as automated systems.
    • Design models for use in evaluating logistics programs or services.
    • Prepare or file environmental certification applications.
    • Review global, national, or regional transportation or logistics reports for ways to improve efficiency or minimize the environmental impact of logistics activities.
    • Conduct or review environmental audits for logistics activities, such as storage, distribution, or transportation.
    • Implement or monitor carbon or environmental management, accounting, or audit systems.
    • Develop plans or set goals to reduce carbon emissions associated with storage or transport activities.
    Skills
    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    Knowledge
    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $89,120/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $42.85/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 5,400
    • Yearly Projected Openings 460
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Leadership
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Analytical Thinking
    Tools
    • Special purpose telephones
    • Photocopiers
    • Laser fax machine
    • Hazardous material protective apparel
    Technology
    • Project management software
    • Presentation software
    • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    Tags
    • Green occupations are jobs that contribute to energy conservation, development of alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.