Ensuring that servicemen and women have enough food, ammunition and other supplies is the main job of a Logistic Officer. Logistic Officers serve in a branch of the Armed Forces or the Coast Guard and oversee the entire supply chain, from ordering and warehousing to delivering materials to military bases and outposts. Processing requests, keeping inventory, coordinating transportation and maintaining databases are among the duties fulfilled by a Logistic Officer.
A Logistic Officer might also oversee the security of a military base.
Coordinate and Track Shipments: Once order requests or purchase orders are received, it is up to the Logistic Officer to manage the pulling and packing of materials and arrange appropriate transportation. Among the tasks that might need to be completed in this responsibility include freight consolidation, cost analysis, routing and scheduling. Logistic Officers must also track shipments to ensure they arrive on time and that shipment and delivery processes adhere to any pertinent regulations.
Manage Warehouse: Logistic Officer is typically responsible for the storage of materials that are to be used by military personnel or that will be shipping out to military bases or other locations. Warehouse management duties include maintaining inventory, ordering shipping materials, operating necessary equipment and managing warehouse personnel.
Analyze Supply Chain Systems: The Logistic Officer must ensure that all aspects of a logistics team, such as shipping, warehousing and procurement, are working together to fill orders and deliver materials on a timely basis. They will review all processes and systems and design and implement new plans and procedures as needed. They are also responsible for creating and maintaining contingency plans.
Oversee Security: It often falls to the Logistic Officer to manage the safety and security of a military base or establishment. This might include checking in visitors, handling emergency situations, patrolling areas and preparing reports