What does a Logistician do?

Analyze and coordinate the logistical functions of a firm or organization. Responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal of resources.

Jobs Roles

  • Maintain and develop positive business relationships with a customer's key personnel involved in, or directly relevant to, a logistics activity.
  • Develop an understanding of customers' needs and take actions to ensure that such needs are met.
  • Direct availability and allocation of materials, supplies, and finished products.
  • Collaborate with other departments as necessary to meet customer requirements, to take advantage of sales opportunities or, in the case of shortages, to minimize negative impacts on a business.
  • Protect and control proprietary materials.
  • Review logistics performance with customers against targets, benchmarks, and service agreements.
  • Develop and implement technical project management tools, such as plans, schedules, and responsibility and compliance matrices.
  • Direct team activities, establishing task priorities, scheduling and tracking work assignments, providing guidance, and ensuring the availability of resources.
  • Report project plans, progress, and results.
  • Direct and support the compilation and analysis of technical source data necessary for product development.
  • Explain proposed solutions to customers, management, or other interested parties through written proposals and oral presentations.
  • Develop proposals that include documentation for estimates.
  • Plan, organize, and execute logistics support activities such as maintenance planning, repair analysis, and test equipment recommendations.
  • Provide project management services, including the provision and analysis of technical data.
  • Participate in the assessment and review of design alternatives and design change proposal impacts.
  • Support the development of training materials and technical manuals.
  • Stay informed of logistics technology advances and apply appropriate technology to improve logistics processes.
  • Redesign the movement of goods to maximize value and minimize costs.
  • Manage subcontractor activities, reviewing proposals, developing performance specifications, and serving as liaisons between subcontractors and organizations.
  • Manage the logistical aspects of product life cycles, including coordination or provisioning of samples, and the minimization of obsolescence.
  • Perform system lifecycle cost analysis and develop component studies.
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