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Logistician Job Description

A logistician is a person who plans and manages complex activities such as disaster relief and emergency response, movement of military supplies and personnel, or movement of products from producers to end users. Logisticians work in almost all industries from retail to finance to government.

A logistician should be well organized, practical, detail-oriented and helpful, and have the ability to respond quickly to situations and think rationally to solve or manage issues or problems. They should also be able to balance multiple problems at the same time and remain calm during difficult situations.

What does a Logistician do?

Logisticians may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Logisticians usually work normal office hours, but may also work long irregular hours including evenings and weekends when logistical problems arise. They work indoors in offices and outdoors in the field. They may travel to visit relief or distribution centers. They usually work in a fast-paced environment and their job can be stressful as it involves careful planning and execution of plans.

What is Required to Become a Logistician?

To become a logistician, a degree in logistics, business management or related field is helpful.


Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Logisticians need to have:



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