Logistics

 Logistics

Logistics

Definition

It is the planning, execution, and control of the procurement, movement, and stationing of personnel, material, and other resources to achieve the objectives of a campaign, plan, project, or strategy. Read more: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/logistics.html

 

Career description

  • Use IT systems to manage stock levels, delivery times and transport costs;
  • Use associated information systems to coordinate and control the order cycle;
  • Use data from IT systems to evaluate performance and quality and to plan improvements;
  • Allocate and manage staff resources according to changing needs;
  • Manage staff;
  • Liaise and negotiate with customers and suppliers.
  • Jobs directly related to degree
  • https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/logistics-and-distribution-manager
  • Logistics Controller
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Administrator
  • Freight Coordinator
  • Logistic Engineer
  • Logistic Designer
  • Import Controller

 

Websites

http://lscms.org/

 

 

People/Organisation

Imperial logistics, DHL Africa, Act Logistics, Transtech Logistics, Laura Rokohl, Mary Kleespies

Steve McAlexander

 

Books

The Box: How the Shipping Container made the World Smaller and the Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson

Moving Mountains: Lessons in Leadership and Logistics from the Gulf War by William G. PagonisJeffrey L. Cruikshank

 

Bursary opportunities

Department of Transport in GP NW WC EC, Shoprite, Orica, Gradstar awards, Clover Bursaries, National treasury, Sasol, Western Cape Provincial Treasury Bursary

 

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