Very often , logistics is a term that confuses us. Wikipedia defines it thus , "Logistics is the management of the flow of goods between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet some requirements, for example, of customers or corporations. The resources managed in logistics can include physical items, such as food, materials, ...".
Logistics manager, is therefore someone , whose role it is to organise the storage and flow of goods. They ensure that goods are delivered from point A to point B at the best possible cost and the right time.
A logistics manager has a lot of tasks up his sleeve. The manager controls every single activity that takes place in the warehouse - right from procurement of supplies to the staff shifts and remuneration. A logistics manager needs to have a thorough understanding of the whole supply chain so they can co-ordinate it effectively and liaise with suppliers of raw materials, manufacturers, retailers and consumers. The manager should ensure that the safety guidelines laid down by the government are met with. In case they're not , essential steps should be taken to enforce these rules at the earliest. Adequate staff training is to be provided to every worker in the warehouse. Record- keeping and account balancing are also the job of the manager.