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What does a Logistics specialist do in the day to day activities?

I am exploring the option of getting into logistics. I have finished my International Business course. Is logistics all in warehouses next to boxes of materials or is it a desk job in a corporate office? Where does the entry level post position you? In the office or in the warehouse where lorries come to pick up goods?

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Anand, logistics is a vast term to be defined. it's part of every industry & business, not necessarily warehouse or supply chain related. Having said that if you are planning to start your career in logistics I would suggest first narrow down the industry you want to be in, whether retail, manufacturing, IT, finance...depending on this your approach will vary...if it's retail then definitely you're expected to start at the warehouse next to boxes :) to understand the ground realities & it will be true for Manufacturing industry as well, just that it will be related to raw material and production systems. Get your mind together and then plan your approach...hope this will help!


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

On a daily basis, Logistics Managers Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues. They Supervise the work of logistics specialists, planners, or schedulers.

one of the main responsibilities as A Logistics Manager is to Direct inbound or outbound logistics operations, such as transportation or warehouse activities, safety performance, or logistics quality management.

Some may also 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.

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