What does the logistics department do

Information in the field of logistics.

List of professions in the logistics sector.

You can pursue these professions, for example, with training in the field of logistics:

  • Merchant for forwarding and logistics services: Forwarding agents ensure that goods reach their destination on time and with little effort. So it's about the detailed planning of processes, always taking into account the prices and after consultation with the customer.

  • Specialist for warehouse logistics: As the name warehouse logistics suggests, the activities in the job are primarily limited to the warehouse. Warehouse logistics tasks include receiving and delivering goods, including quality controls and inventories. Warehouse workers also ensure that the goods are properly stored and kept.

  • Order picker: Order picking involves the provision of goods for a customer or for production based on an order. The employee who executes the order and picks the items, i.e. makes goods and products ready for dispatch, is known as the order picker.

And you need a degree for these logistics professions:

  • Logistics manager: As a classic logistics manager, you take on responsibility for topics ranging from marketing to business administration and communication to controlling sales. For example, you define operational processes, train employees, control and create strategies. Calculations are also part of your tasks. So you are working in a highly complex field of logistics in the age of globalization.

  • Supply Chain Manager: As a supply chain manager, you will ensure that the supply chain functions properly. Not only the material, technical and financial components play a role, but also the human one: You are in constant contact with suppliers and your team in order to optimize processes.

  • Dispatcher: As a dispatcher, you have a broad overview in the field of logistics and materials management and make a significant contribution to the profitability of a company. In a shipping company, for example, the dispatcher takes care of the coordination of transports and is responsible for the means of transport and compliance with delivery and delivery dates for goods. In merchandise management, as a dispatcher, you are jointly responsible for material procurement and carry out inventories and quality controls. By evaluating statistics, the dispatcher also contributes to the optimization of the flow of goods.

  • Traffic manager: As a traffic manager, you will be responsible for the individual aspects of transport and transportation services - from checking compliance with safety standards to accounting and dispatching cargo and personnel.

In principle, graduated logistics specialists are sought in many areas and are often the proverbial "egg-laying woolly milk pigs". Because not only logistics companies, but also employers from very different sectors - from trading companies to industrial companies and software companies to airports or management consultancies - need experts for the various levers, be it in marketing, controlling or in the technical area. So you can work in the logistics and business management focus, but also as a logistics engineer, logistics consultant or IT specialist in logistics.