What does a Logistics Coordinator do?
Logistics Coordinators are typically employed by supply chain operations to manage the storage and transportation processes of the organization’s inventory and goods. They’ll acquire, store and take inventory of the raw materials needed for a product. Once the product is ready for distribution, the Logistics Coordinator will perform a quality check. They’ll then review the purchase orders and will prepare the product for delivery.
As it’s being delivered, the Logistics Coordinator will review and monitor the shipment’s delivery timeline to ensure it reaches the customer the customer quickly and safely. If there are any shipment or inventory issues, the Logistics Coordinators are responsible for addressing and resolving them.
Logistics Coordinator skills and qualifications
Logistics Coordinators use a variety of soft skills and industry knowledge of best practices to maintain and improve the stages of the supply chain. Those skills often include:
- Effective communication, including writing, speaking and interpersonal communication
- Quick critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
- Excellent customer service and client relations skills
- Keep organization and time management skills
- Good collaboration and team work abilities
- Great leadership and goal-setting skills
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Advanced data analysis and data visualization
- Expert inventory management
- Ability to use computers, software and other technology for inventory and communication purposes
- Understanding of the supply chain, including common obstacles and effective solutions
Logistics Coordinator salary expectations
A Logistics Coordinator earns an average of $16.72 per hour. Pay rate may be based on level of education, experience and geographical location.
Logistics Coordinator education and training requirements
Many Logistics Coordinators have an associate or bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain management or a related field. In those programs, they completed coursework and gained critical knowledge in logistics, operations management, analysis, accounting and finance. Some candidates may have a background in a field relating to their industry, such as engineering or health care. Other candidates may have an in-progress or completed master’s degree, such as a Master of Business Administration or another relevant degree.
Candidates often complete hands-on training through internships, co-ops or class projects, allowing them to develop skills, practice strategies and perform role-related tasks.
Logistics Coordinator experience requirements
Entry-level candidates with internship experience may be great candidates to train in house, using the expertise of a more experienced Logistics Coordinator. Other entry-level candidates may have one to three years of experience working in an assistant capacity under experienced Logistics Coordinators. Candidates with more experience, such as those who have up to five years of related industry experience, like have industry and leadership experience or previous experience in a Logistics Coordinator.
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