National Situation Annex3 AUSTRIA
AMS DATABASE-LOGISTICS JOB DESCRIPTIONS: LOGISTICIAN (EXAMPLE 3)
A3.1 LOGISTIKER: BASIC INFORMATION
People active in this area of work often deal with issues in the outer comparison of
economic ondernemen especially issues involving transport of goods. Although
professional borders are being crossed with areas like warehousing and economics
concerning the use of materials. Logistics has the task to solve problems, whether it has
to do with means of transport or information channels. Logistics carries the responsibility
for optimizing all sorts of progress, whether it is about goods (for instance Packages,
basic goods or end products) or letters, information flows.
The concept of logistics originates with the ancient Greeks and means mathematic logic.
Through the room kept in the spoken German language, the word logistics became a
word used to describe military supply systems. The application of new information and
communication technology means that demands for providers of logistic services
continue to grow. It also means that the demands concerning the level of the service
provided continue to get higher and higher.
A3.2 TRAINING PATH AND ADMISSION CONDITIONS (AUSBILDUNGSWEG UND
For occupations in this area, mainly studies in the economic sciences are valid. A
possibility is a study on economic maths, but also a study on information technology can
lead to a job in this line of work.
A3.3 ACTIVITIES AND FUNCTION PROFILE (TÄTIGKEITEN UND BERUFSPROFIL)
Logistics experts handle questions about the professional materials economy (incl.
Warehousing and the Transport sector), foremost in the industrial sector. In the last
couple of years logistics has grown more and more important, even in such a way that
people speak of a “logistic revolution”.
Logistics makes use of Electronic Data Interchange-systems on a large scale (for instance
the GIS-system, a map like data system) Above all the point is the to get the basics
needed for production available in an as optimal a way possible. Big international
companies often use globally positioned production and storage centers in order to be
able to deal with the local markets more flexibly. They have a global logistic system and
use their globally positioned centers to deal with local logistics. This makes them more
able to reach an optimal process and helps them deal with special rules and specific
A3.4 PROFESSIONAL DEMANDS (BERUFLICHE ANFORDERUNGEN)
Knowledge of foreign languages is required within this line of work; in a part of the jobs
even extraordinary competence is required. Knowledge of data exchange systems is also
a requirement. Further requirements are: Team skills, being precise, high motivation and
the willingness to work irregular hours.
A3.5 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES (BESCHÄFTIGUNGSMÖGLICHKEITEN)
People who do this line of work are mostly found in shipping and global express
companies, in bigger retail companies and in production companies that are also actively
working with outside business contacts. Career possibilities for people in this line of work
are for instance to a become leader in a department that deals with the import and
export business or in the area of duties that are levied by countries upon import.