Logistics Controllers work in a variety of companies e.g. operators, equipment suppliers, transportation and logistics companies. They arrange for the transportation of equipment and materials to/from offshore or overseas or between onshore locations. Transportation is carried out by road, rail, air and sea – in the UK and overseas.
Prepares shipping/air manifests.
Plans and schedules the shipment of goods and materials from/to offshore or overseas locations.
Ensures special certification is obtained for transportation of dangerous goods.
Ensures that all customs documentation is completed.
Negotiates transportation costs with providers.
Arranges insurance cover for materials in transit.
Ensures that the end client is kept up to date about delivery schedules and potential delays.
How this role fits in with the rest of the industry.
It is essential that equipment and materials are in the right place at the right time so that equipment and supplies are delivered on time to support operational requirements.
Basic entry requirements include (necessary)
Previous experience in logistics
Good organisation/administration skills
Good office IT skills
Employers might also look for (desirable)
Familiar with company materials/maintenance management system, SAP, etc.
Awareness of requirements for transportation of hazardous goods
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