Logistics Engineer Interview Preparation Guide
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Logistics Engineer based Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with experience as Logistics Engineer. These questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job test and quickly revise the concepts

31 Logistics Engineer Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell me what are the responsibilities of a logistician?

Primary role of a logistician is to

☛ Manage the supply chain
☛ Transportation and storage of material
☛ Transportation management

2 :: Do you know what is the term deadweight tonnage?

Deadweight tonnage is the difference between the laden and unladen weight of the ship. In other words, it is the weight of everything that ship carries except the ship itself.

3 :: Tell us what are the activities performed at operational level in logistics'?

Various activities at operational level includes

• Goods receipt and checking
• Bulk storage
• Order picking
• Stock replenishment
• Order marshalling
• Load Scheduling
• Returns
• Availability of Personnel
• Update of stock
• Completion of documentation

4 :: What is the difference between document against acceptance and document against payment?

☛ Document against payment: The document remains with bank and importers have to pay the exporter before they release the documents. In this payment is immediate, and document is released quickly

☛ Document against acceptance: In this importer gives 30-45 days to bank to deduct the amount and then release the documents. In this provision, there is much risk, and if there is no sufficient balance in the account then, the process will get delayed.

5 :: Explain what is the different position a person can work in logistic industry?

person can work under various position

• Logistic director
• Logistic supervisor
• Logistic associate
• Logistic engineer
• Logistic coordinator
• Logistic specialist
• Logistic analyst

6 :: Tell me what do you like most about being a logistics engineer?

I have never been a practicing logistics engineer. I have modeled a variety of physics-related problems in C, C++ and Python. I have analyzed large amounts of data, reduced the data using statistical methods, using optimization techniques, linear regression, non-linear best fit and other numerical techniques. What I like about that aspect is that I seem to be a natural computer programmer. I have used computational techniques to solve a multitude of problems. Imagination is a very important aspect to solving problems computationally. Many people think the computer does all the work. Actually, if a program is poorly written, the computer will do very little work because the program is inefficient. Therefore, imagination is important to writing efficient computer codes.

7 :: Tell me what is TEU?

TEU stands for Twenty foot Equivalent Unit. It is a method of calculating vessel load or capacity, in units of containers that are twenty feel long. For example, a 40ft long container measure 2TEUs.

8 :: Explain what is freight class based on?

Freight class is based on four factors

• Density: Weight per cubic foot
• Freight Stowability: width and length based on carrier mode rules
• Ease of handling: Evaluation of the effort required in transporting
• Liability: It includes liability to damage, breakability and perishability, freight price per pound and susceptibility of theft

9 :: Tell me how reliable of a worker are you?

I am very reliable. I do whatever task is assigned to me, and make sure that i finish them on time and in good quality.

10 :: Tell us what is documents against acceptance?

A documents against acceptance are an arrangement or provision, where exporter instructs a bank to hand over shipping and title documents to the importer only if the importer agrees the accompanying bill of exchange or draft by signing it. This provision ensures that the buyer is legally bound to pay the full price to the exporter for the shipments, before ownership is transferred.