A logistician is someone who analyzes and coordinates an organizations supply chain (i.e. the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer). They manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated and delivered. Logisticians work in nearly every industry.
Some logisticians work in the logistical department of a company, and others work for firms that specialize in logistical work, such as a freight shipping company. Some logisticians travel frequently to visit a companys manufacturing plants or distribution centers. Most logisticians work full time during regular business hours. When dealing with delivery problems or other logistical issues, they may work overtime to ensure that operations stay on schedule. The job can be stressful because logistical work is fast-paced. Logisticians must ensure that operations stay on schedule, and they must work quickly to solve any problems that arise.
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