What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Logistics Manager in Killeen:
"Flexibility and Adaptability."
Over 23 years in the Army I would say that just being flexible to change and adaptable to new surroundings as well as the changes that continue to evolve in todays military is pertinent. So many young people come into the military thinking they are going to change the way things have been over the course of time, and while time has brought change some things are tradition and regulation. The Army will not conform to you but you must conform to the military life and profession.
Logistics Manager in Riverside:
Not everything is going to be structured for you on how to operate.
There are regulations and requirements to which you must adhere, but there is also a great deal of personal interpretation and decision making required.
You have to want to learn and question every detail of everything you do.
You also have to be able to think outside the box a little bit.
Logistics Manager in Mineola:
"Coordinate, prioritize, lead, organize and care."
Prioritize, coordinate, quality over quantity (sometimes) and efficient. Organization is essential to success. As a logistics manager you have to manage people and their personalities sometimes as much as the product itself. You have to know when to push and when to coddle. Stressing team achievement over individual acclaim resonates with coworkers. Be a leader by showing the way and not by telling the way. Action speaks louder than words and allocation of duties makes all involved in the process feel a sense of importance and self-worth. If you have to speak to someone about their individual performance pull them aside and never verbally chastise an employee in front of a group. Think before you act while always keeping the next day in mind.
Logistics Manager in Naples:
"Be a leader."
Be a leader - build a strong team whose members are interchangeable and can do ALL the work. Be transparent and honest with your group. Understand the strengths and weakness of all members and yourself.
Logistics Manager in Miami:
The role of Logistics and Supply Chain is an ever changing and challenging environment. We must be prepare to listen to the people we serve and those that work around us in order to learn and lead correctly.
There is a perfect balance to perform well: be customer focused and be cost effective.
The best career I've ever had.