What does a Logistics Manager do?

The Logistics Manager ensures the efficient storage, transportation, and distribution of goods. They are responsible for controlling inventory levels, liaising with vendors and carriers, keeping an eye on expenses, and overseeing the full supply chain process from ordering to delivery.

The Logistics Manager will be responsible for coordinating the movement of raw materials, components, and finished products within the supply chain. Their primary focus will be on ensuring timely and cost-effective delivery, managing inventory, and maintaining efficient transportation processes.

Logistics Manager Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with procurement for timely material delivery, optimize inventory control, and manage supplier lead times.
  • Plan and coordinate inbound/outbound logistics, negotiate cost-effective contracts, and address shipment issues promptly.
  • Supervise operations, implement efficiency practices, and ensure accurate inventory counts.
  • Ensure compliance with customs regulations and manage shipment documentation.
  • Build strong connections, evaluate performance, and implement improvements.
  • Identify opportunities for efficiency and cost reduction, implementing best practices.
  • Lead and mentor the logistics team, providing guidance and conducting training.

Logistics Manager Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or related field.
  • In-depth knowledge of logistics operations, transportation management, and supply chain processes.
  • Proficiency in logistics management software and data analysis tools.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong negotiation and vendor management abilities.
  • Understanding of customs regulations and international trade practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a high-performing logistics team.
  • Adaptability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

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