Working in logistics involves strategic planning and management. For example, supply chain managers ensure that materials from suppliers reach the manufacturers and ultimately the customers via the preferred schedules and costs.
To do this they have to be good at organising people, numerate and have good geographical knowledge of the area in which they are working.
Transport specialists such as a load planner use computer software to help them plan the logistics of getting goods into the right vehicle on the most appropriate route to the required destination.
Logistics skills and knowledge can be applied to a broad spectrum of industries, including the production of clothing, food and equipment.