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Career and Education Opportunities for Logistics Specialists

In general, logistics specialists analyze and coordinate the logistical functions of a firm or organization. They also responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, and final disposal of resources.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Logistics Specialist

Logistics specialists report project plans and results. They also collaborate with other departments as needed to fit customer requirements, to take advantage of sales opportunities or, in the case of shortages, to minimize negative impacts on a business. Equally important, logistics specialists have to furnish project management services, including the provision and analysis of technical data. They are often called upon to explain proposed solutions to customers or other interested parties through written proposals and oral presentations. They are expected to develop an understanding of customers' needs and take actions to insure that such needs are met. Finally, logistics specialists participate in the assessment and review of layout alternatives and layout change proposal impacts.

Every day, logistics specialists are expected to be able to think through problems and come up with general rules. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.