How Logisticians stay on track

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Logisticians hourly rate: $36,67

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What is the job of the Logisticians

Analyze and coordinate the ongoing 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.

Key tasks of the Logisticians

  • 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.
  • Manage subcontractor activities, reviewing proposals, developing performance specifications, and serving as liaisons between subcontractors and organizations.
  • Develop proposals that include documentation for estimates.
  • Review logistics performance with customers against targets, benchmarks, and service agreements.
  • Direct availability and allocation of materials, supplies, and finished products.
  • Redesign the movement of goods to maximize value and minimize costs.
  • Explain proposed solutions to customers, management, or other interested parties through written proposals and oral presentations.
  • Direct team activities, establishing task priorities, scheduling and tracking work assignments, providing guidance, and ensuring the availability of resources.
  • Perform managerial duties such as hiring and training employees and overseeing facility needs or requirements.
  • 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.
  • Report project plans, progress, and results.
  • Protect and control proprietary materials.
  • Stay informed of logistics technology advances and apply appropriate technology to improve logistics processes.
  • Develop and implement technical project management tools, such as plans, schedules, and responsibility and compliance matrices.
  • Provide project management services, including the provision and analysis of technical data.
  • 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.
  • Plan, organize, and execute logistics support activities, such as maintenance planning, repair analysis, and test equipment recommendations.
  • Participate in the assessment and review of design alternatives and design change proposal impacts.
  • Direct and support the compilation and analysis of technical source data necessary for product development.
  • Support the development of training materials and technical manuals.
  • Propose logistics solutions for customers.
  • Develop logistic metrics, internal analysis tools, or key performance indicators for business units.
  • Conduct logistics studies or analyses, such as time studies, zero-base analyses, rate analyses, network analyses, flow-path analyses, or supply chain analyses.
  • Identify cost-reduction or process-improvement logistic opportunities.
  • Review contractual commitments, customer specifications, or related information to determine logistics or support requirements.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of current or future logistical processes.
  • Prepare logistic strategies or conceptual designs for production facilities.
  • Provide logistics technology or information for effective and efficient support of product, equipment, or system manufacturing or service.
  • Develop or maintain cost estimates, forecasts, or cost models.
  • Analyze or interpret logistics data involving customer service, forecasting, procurement, manufacturing, inventory, transportation, or warehousing.
  • Determine logistics support requirements, such as facility details, staffing needs, or safety or maintenance plans.
  • Direct the work of logistics analysts.
  • Evaluate the use of inventory tracking technology, Web-based warehousing software, or intelligent conveyor systems to maximize plant or distribution center efficiency.
  • Develop specifications for equipment, tools, facility layouts, or material-handling systems.
  • Identify or develop business rules or standard operating procedures to streamline operating processes.
  • Determine requirements for compliance with environmental certification standards.
  • Apply logistics modeling techniques to address issues, such as operational process improvement or facility design or layout.
  • Prepare or validate documentation on automated logistics or maintenance-data reporting or management information systems.
  • Create models or scenarios to predict the impact of changing circumstances, such as fuel costs, road pricing, energy taxes, or carbon emissions legislation.
  • Provide logistical facility or capacity planning analyses for distribution or transportation functions.
  • Design plant distribution centers.
  • Interview key staff or tour facilities to identify efficiency-improvement, cost-reduction, or service-delivery opportunities.
  • Design comprehensive supply chains that minimize environmental impacts or costs.
  • Determine feasibility of designing new facilities or modifying existing facilities, based on factors such as cost, available space, schedule, technical requirements, or ergonomics.
  • Review global, national, or regional transportation or logistics reports for ways to improve efficiency or minimize the environmental impact of logistics activities.
  • Evaluate the use of technologies, such as global positioning systems (GPS), radio-frequency identification (RFID), route navigation software, or satellite linkup systems, to improve transportation efficiency.
  • Develop or document reverse logistics management processes to ensure maximal efficiency of product recycling, reuse, or final disposal.
  • Maintain databases of logistics information.
  • Remotely monitor the flow of vehicles or inventory, using Web-based logistics information systems to track vehicles or containers.
  • Communicate with or monitor service providers, such as ocean carriers, air freight forwarders, global consolidators, customs brokers, or trucking companies.
  • Track product flow from origin to final delivery.
  • Interpret data on logistics elements, such as availability, maintainability, reliability, supply chain management, strategic sourcing or distribution, supplier management, or transportation.
  • Recommend improvements to existing or planned logistics processes.
  • Apply analytic methods or tools to understand, predict, or control logistics operations or processes.
  • Prepare reports on logistics performance measures.
  • Enter logistics-related data into databases.
  • Provide ongoing analyses in areas such as transportation costs, parts procurement, back orders, or delivery processes.
  • Analyze logistics data, using methods such as data mining, data modeling, or cost or benefit analysis.
  • Monitor inventory transactions at warehouse facilities to assess receiving, storage, shipping, or inventory integrity.
  • Maintain logistics records in accordance with corporate policies.
  • Contact carriers for rates or schedules.
  • Manage systems to ensure that pricing structures adequately reflect logistics costing.
  • Confer with logistics management teams to determine ways to optimize service levels, maintain supply-chain efficiency, or minimize cost.
  • Compute reporting metrics, such as on-time delivery rates, order fulfillment rates, or inventory turns.
  • Identify opportunities for inventory reductions.
  • Review procedures, such as distribution or inventory management, to ensure maximum efficiency or minimum cost.
  • Develop or maintain models for logistics uses, such as cost estimating or demand forecasting.
  • Monitor industry standards, trends, or practices to identify developments in logistics planning or execution.
  • Write or revise standard operating procedures for logistics processes.

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What other tasks a Logisticians may have

  • Conduct environmental audits for logistics activities, such as storage, distribution, or transportation.

  • Develop or document procedures to minimize or mitigate carbon output resulting from the movement of materials or products.
  • Assess the environmental impact or energy efficiency of logistics activities, using carbon mitigation software.
  • Reorganize shipping schedules to consolidate loads, maximize vehicle usage, or limit the movement of empty vehicles or containers.
  • Contact potential vendors to determine material availability.
  • Develop or maintain payment systems to ensure accuracy of vendor payments.
  • Develop or maintain freight rate databases for use by supply chain departments to determine the most economical modes of transportation.
  • Route or reroute drivers in real time with remote route navigation software, satellite linkup systems, or global positioning systems (GPS) to improve operational efficiencies.
  • Determine packaging requirements.
  • Enter carbon-output or environmental-impact data into spreadsheets or environmental management or auditing software programs.
  • Compare locations or environmental policies of carriers or suppliers to make transportation decisions with lower environmental impact.
  • Arrange for sale or lease of excess storage or transport capacity to minimize losses or inefficiencies associated with empty space.

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Top reasons to use time tracking for Logisticians

Organize your paperwork and comply with legal requirements

Use Monitask for complete control over your employees' working hours and get information about the hours worked in the form of convenient reports.
Demonstrating the total number of hours spent each year helps support your business and increases transparency with your customers.

Receive more grants and investments

Proper time calculations will ensure that you have supporting documents and data to show when you apply for investments or search for new strategic partners.

Save on payroll and identify bottlenecks

Review daily timesheets and productivity scores to identify bottlenecks and ways to improve your operations quickly.
Implementing the correct time-tracking solution always results in reduced payroll costs for part-time and full-time employees, and companies can get more things done for each dollar they invest in their recruitment efforts.

Improve staffing and scheduling

Scheduling takes the guesswork out of the project's management.
By reviewing scheduling reports, managers can quickly identify efforts and estimated the workforce needed to complete the projects on time.

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