In this article, we'll look at what logistics mean. And in particular, what does the manager-logist do, what are his duties, and what is the essence of the work.
Very often there are disagreements due to the fact thatpeople differently interpret this concept. Sometimes even those who have worked not for the first year in this field, find it difficult to continue the phrase "the logist is this". One of such misconceptions is that this area of activity implies a whole worldview of the business processes of the enterprise through the prism of costs, which must be controlled and optimized.
According to the formulation in the textbooks,Logistics is the management, planning, organization and subsequent control of the movement of material and commodity values and the flow corresponding to them in the company's business processes. In other words, this means managing material and accompanying movements, beginning with the purchase of the raw material of the product (commodity) and ending with its optimal reception by the end user. And if you say easier, a logistics operator is a person who manages and regulates the entire supply chain.
However, this does not always correspond to reality. Since this profession is new for our market, very often the picture looks like this: a logist is a person who manages the processes of organization or control of inventory items.
It turns out that each organization itself formsterms of reference for this post. Therefore, a logisticist without work experience, hiring in the company, first needs to find out what exactly he will need to do, determine the scope of his duties and what exactly is required of him. For example, some believe that without knowledge of higher mathematics in this area can not do, guided by a stereotyped view. In fact, a logist is a professional who can build a strategic system with the exception of failures that lead to additional material costs. That is, he must be an economist. For other employers, it is important that the employed person has the skills of diplomacy to work with suppliers, transport companies and colleagues. Everything depends on the industry and the scope of the organization. But we can draw a general conclusion that the logist is a process specialist responsible for the final result. Therefore, the general knowledge of finance, management, marketing, legislation, and knowledge of foreign languages will always be welcomed.
Be prepared for the fact that for employment in the desired organization you will need to undergo additional training.
Unfortunately, in our country as suchlogistic companies (in the classical sense of the word) no. There are structures and organizations that perform a certain, clearly regulated role in the overall process.
As a result, we can say that the logistics isan organizer who will be able to collect all and all together, to motivate each "link" of the chain to the agreed fulfillment of the tasks of the final customer, which, in fact, all pays.