The Logistics Manager has the task of managing and guaranteeing the perfect functioning of the Supply Chain.
Supply Chain refers to the set of activities that concern the supply of goods, from their production to delivery to customers, as well as the management of relationships with suppliers.
In production companies, the Supply Chain also includes the sorting of raw materials, semi-finished and finished products, from and for production.
The CPO (Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Manager, or simply Supply Chain Manager) therefore manages the supply of raw materials, coordinating with the purchasing office and suppliers, for the planning of warehouse entries. They deal, therefore, with planning production, and coordinating the management of flows of produce in the various processing phases.
Once the production process is completed, the CPO also takes care of organising the shipment and transport of goods to customers.
The CPO therefore also manages external transporters, or the company’s fleet, guaranteeing their efficiency, and coordinating the transport workers. Finally, they deal with negotiating contracts with suppliers and supervising all internal and external documentation related to flows of goods, including customs procedures for import and export, and compliance with the regulations on storage and transport of special materials.