A logistics specialist is a management position that handles the warehousing, shipping, and receiving operations for a company. Logistics management involves identifying prospective distributors and suppliers and determining their effectiveness and accessibility. Logistics specialists oversee the transportation and storage of products or materials, which often includes administrative tasks and sometimes manual labor. As a logistics specialist, you can expect to work frequently within a warehouse, typically having your own office space within it. Logistics managers are referred to as logisticians.
Logistics refers to the overall process of managing how resources are acquired, stored, and transported to their destination. Logistics professionals typically work in warehouses, but also may work at airports, hospitals, and other facilities that require precise coordination. In addition, logistics is now used widely in the business sector, particularly by companies in the manufacturing sectors, to refer to how resources are handled and moved along the supply chain.