Logistics Analyst - #305982

Abantu Staffing Solutions

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Contract type: Full time


  • A relevant qualification will be preferred
  • Three years relevant experience in which competency has been gained
  • Must be well organized person, capable of handling a variety of issues and assignments
  • Position requires strong analytical, interpersonal and project management skills.


  • Will identify logistics areas for process improvement and cost savings to ensure expectations are met and identify opportunities for inventory reductions
  • Monitor industry standards, trends, or practices to identify developments in logistics planning
  • Enter logistics-related data into databases (Syspro)
  • Develop or maintain payment systems to ensure accuracy of vendor payments
  • Determine packaging requirements
  • Contact potential vendors to determine material availability and carriers for rates or schedules
  • Track product flow from origin to final delivery
  • Prepare reports on logistics performance measures and submit reports to management
  • Maintain databases of logistics information and records in accordance with company policies
  • Develop or maintain freight rate databases to determine the most economical modes of transportation
  • Responsible for maintaining, tracking and analyzing all inbound shipments
  • Review procedures, such as distribution or inventory management, to ensure maximum efficiency or minimum cost
  • Provide ongoing analyses in areas such as transportation costs, parts procurement, back orders, or delivery processes
  • Manage systems to ensure that pricing structures adequately reflect logistics costing
  • Monitor inventory transactions at warehouse facilities to assess receiving, storage, shipping, or inventory integrity
  • Develop or maintain models for logistics uses, such as cost estimating or demand forecasting
  • Confer with management to determine ways to optimize service levels, maintain supply-chain efficiency, or minimize cost
  • Compute reporting metrics, such as on-time delivery rates, order fulfilment rates, or inventory turns
  • Evaluate existing capabilities and establish new systems and processes for the tracking, measurement, reporting, and analysis of all traffic
  • Analyze logistics data, using methods such as data mining, data modeling, or cost or benefit analysis
  • Remotely monitor the flow of vehicles or inventory, using Web-based logistics information systems to track vehicles or containers
  • Reorganize shipping schedules to consolidate loads, maximize vehicle usage, or limit the movement of empty vehicles or containers

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