1. What is export declaration?

Export declaration is a government document that defines the goods to be supplied out of the country. This declaration should be filed by exporter to the U.S government.

2. What is declared the value for carriage?

Declared value for carriage is the value of the goods, declared by the shipper on the bill of lading, to determine the limit of the carrier's liability or a freight rate.

3. 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.

4. Do you know what is LTL (Less than truckload)?

LTL (Less than Truckload) shipment is a contract between the shipper and transport owner. According to the contract, instead of the entire truck, the shipment are priced according to the weight of the freight and mileage within designated lanes.

5. Explain what is affreightment?

Affreightment is a contract between ship owner and merchant, where ship owner provides or rented the space in the ship to the merchant for an agreed amount and for a specific period. In this contract, merchant is liable for the payment whether or not the ship is ready for the shipment.

6. Tell us what is cross docking?

Cross docking is a process of unloading materials from an incoming semi-truck and loading directly into out-bounds trucks or trailers. It reduces handling costs, operating costs and the storage of inventory.

7. Tell me what is Anti-Dumping duty?

Anti-dumping duty is an import duty levied in cases where imported goods are priced at less than the normal price in the exporter's domestic market and cause material loss to the domestic industry of the importing country.

8. Explain ehat is the advice of shipment and advising bank?

• Advice of shipment: It is a notice sent to a foreign buyer or local trader informing them that the shipment has processed forward and carried information about packing, routing, etc. A copy of the invoice is often sent with it and if recommended a copy of landing also attached along with that.
• Advising Bank: Advising bank is a bank operating in the seller's country, that handles letters of credit in behalf of a foreign bank

9. Explain what does a bill of lading include?

A bill of lading includes following details

• Name and complete address of shippers and receivers
• Special account numbers or PO used between business for order tracking
• Instruction for the carrier for secure delivery
• Date of the shipment
• Number of shipping units
• Types of packaging that includes cartons, pallets, skids and drums
• Description about the shipped items (common name & material of manufacture)
• Declared value of the goods being shipped
• Note included if there is any hazardous substance in it
• Exact weight of the shipments - for multiple commodities, weight for each commodity is mentioned separately
• Freight classification of the items shipped, according to NMFC (National Motor freight classification)

10. Basic Logistics Manager Interview Questions:

☛ Tell me about yourself?
☛ What are your biggest strengths?
☛ Why did you leave your last job?
☛ What are your career goals?
☛ Why do you want to work here?
☛ What is your greatest weakness?
☛ What do co-workers say about you?
☛ Are you applying for other jobs?
☛ What do you know about our organization?
☛ What kind of salary are you looking for?
☛ How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
☛ Do you know anyone who works for us?
☛ Why should we hire you?
☛ What Is Your Dream Job?
☛ What are you looking for in a job?
☛ Are you willing to work overtime? Nights? Weekends?
☛ What experience do you have in this field? or Do you have any actual work experience?
☛ Do you consider yourself successful?
☛ What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
☛ Describe your work ethic?
☛ Are you a team player?
☛ Have you ever had to fire anyone? How did you feel about that?
☛ What is your philosophy towards work?
☛ If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?
☛ Have you ever been asked to leave a position?

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11. Fresh Logistics Manager interview questions:

☛ When given an important assignment, how do you approach it?
☛ What are you expecting from Logistics Manager job in the future?
☛ Give me an example of when you have done more than required in a course.
☛ Example when you were able to successfully communicate with another person.
☛ What's most important to you in a Logistics Manager position?
☛ What salary range are you looking for?
☛ Who has impacted you most in your career and how?

12. Face to Face Logistics Manager interview questions:

☛ Have you ever had difficulty working with a manager?
☛ Tell me about how you worked effectively under pressure.
☛ Give an example of a time you successfully worked as Logistics Manager on a team.
☛ What is the most difficult situation you have faced?
☛ How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time?
☛ Tell about a Logistics Manager training program that you have developed.
☛ What do you do if you disagree with your boss?

13. Phone Based Logistics Manager interview questions:

☛ How do you reach a decision if you don't have all the facts?
☛ What salary are you seeking?
☛ If you worked as Logistics Manager, what are you doing?
☛ Describe a situation in which you had to collect information.
☛ When was the last time you were in a crises?
☛ Have you found any ways to make Logistics Manager job easier?
☛ When given an important assignment, how do you approach it?

14. Informational Logistics Manager interview questions:

☛ What are three positive things other Logistics Manager would say about you?
☛ Tell me about your Logistics Manager work experience? How has it prepared you for a career?
☛ Why are you leaving your present job?
☛ What would you say are your strong points?
☛ Give me an example of when you have done more than required in a course.
☛ What was the most important task you ever had?
☛ How do you maintain a positive discussion?

15. General Logistics Manager job interview questions:

☛ What was your most difficult decision?
☛ What have you done to support diversity in your unit?
☛ How do you see this Logistics Manager job developing?
☛ How have you changed in the last five years?
☛ How would you describe your presentation style?
☛ What features of your previous jobs have you disliked?
☛ What are the techniques that you use to clarify obscure message meanings?

Orient your answer toward opportunities rather than personal security. The interviewer is looking for work-related strengths. Let the interviewer know how the company's mission reflects your values.

16. Behavioral Logistics Manager Interview Questions:

☛ Have you ever had to fire an employee? Why? And how did you handle it?
☛ Describe a time when you successfully negotiated a discount.
☛ What's your area of expertise and how do you stay up-to-date with logistics management trends? Are you planning to get a relevant certification?
☛ Have you ever had to deal with customer complaints?
☛ Describe a situation where you worked on a challenging project. What was your role and how did you motivate your team?

17. First Logistics Manager interview questions:

☛ Are you good at working in a team?
☛ What type of management style do you thrive under?
☛ If you worked as Logistics Manager, what are you doing?
☛ What's your ideal company?
☛ How do you handle problems with customers?
☛ What do you feel is the best educational preparation for this Logistics Manager job?
☛ What is your greatest fear?

Your preference may also depend on where you are in your career.
Avoid talking about negatives, but highlight your achievement and how you did it. These are most common Logistics Manager interview questions.

18. Operational and Situational Logistics Manager Interview Questions:

☛ What are your main daily duties?
☛ What goals would you set on a quarterly and annual basis? How would you monitor their progress?
☛ What's your experience with automated warehouse systems?
☛ How do you keep track of stock levels?
☛ Are you familiar with ISO requirements and health regulations?
☛ How do you measure transport costs?
☛ What project management software have you used?
☛ How do you perform a blind count?
☛ Describe how you coordinate order shipping.
☛ How do you schedule shifts for your team members?
☛ If a supplier informs you there's going to be a significant delay in their shipping, how do you deal with it?
☛ How do you evaluate your team performance?
☛ A manufacturer you've been collaborating with for years announces an increase in their prices. What do you do?

19. General Logistics Manager Interview Questions:

☛ Explain how you would be an asset to this organization?
☛ Tell me about a suggestion you have made?
☛ Why do you think you would do well at this job?
☛ What irritates you about co-workers?
☛ What is more important to you: the money or the work?
☛ What kind of person would you refuse to work with?
☛ What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is?
☛ Tell me about a problem you had with a supervisor?
☛ Tell me about your ability to work under pressure?
☛ Explain what has disappointed you most about a previous job?
☛ What motivates you to do your best on the job?
☛ Do your skills match this job or another job more closely?
☛ How would you know you were successful on this job?
☛ Would you be willing to relocate if required?
☛ Are you willing to put the interests of the organization ahead of your own?
☛ Describe your management style?
☛ What have you learned from mistakes on the job?
☛ Do you have any blind spots?
☛ If you were hiring a person for this job, what would you look for?
☛ Do you think you are overqualified for this position?
☛ How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience?
☛ What qualities do you look for in a boss?
☛ Tell me about a time when you helped resolve a dispute between others.
☛ What position do you prefer on a team working on a project?
☛ What has been your biggest professional disappointment?

20. Logistics Interview Questions And Answers:

☛ Why Do You Want To Work At Our Company?
☛ What Are Your Career Options Right Now?
☛ What Are Your Outside Interest?
☛ Can You Work Under Pressure?
☛ What Makes You Angry?
☛ Why Aren'T You Earning More Money At This Stage Of Your Career?
☛ How Could You Have Improved Your Career Progress?
☛ Why Should I Hire You?
☛ What'S The Most Difficult Part Of Being A (Job Title)?
☛ What Are Your Goals?

21. Tell me what is ASN (Advance Shipping Notice)?

It is a notice that is sent to the customer about the detailed shipment information in advance of delivery. It may also include carrier and shipment related information like time of shipment and expected time of arrival.

22. Tell me 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

23. Do you know what is supply chain management?

Supply chain management includes an integrated approach of planning, implementing and controlling the flow of information, materials and service from raw material to the finished good for the ultimate distribution to the customer.

24. Do you know 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.

25. 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.

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26. Do you know 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

27. Explain 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

28. Do you know 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.

29. Tell us what is blanket way bill?

A way bill which covers two or more consignment of freight is referred as blanket way bill.

30. Tell me how to organize storage area for bulk items?

Look storage place which has the facility of single, double or multiple depth locations

• Bulk storage in vertical or straight direction: It is the most common method of organizing the container, it is organized in a vertical direction piling the container over each other.
• Bulk storage at angle: It is one of the solutions that can be applied in a situation when there is a limited place to accommodate containers. But it is applicable in special cases only, depending upon what material it carries.

31. Do you know what is the different position a person can work in logistic industry?

A person can work under various position

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