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Logistics Analysts

Also called: Logistics Analyst, Supply Chain Analyst, Global Logistics Analyst

What they do:
Analyze product delivery or supply chain processes to identify or recommend changes. May manage route activity including invoicing, electronic bills, and shipment tracing.
On the job, you would:
  • Maintain databases of logistics information.
  • Interpret data on logistics elements, such as availability, maintainability, reliability, supply chain management, strategic sourcing or distribution, supplier management, or transportation.
  • Provide ongoing analyses in areas such as transportation costs, parts procurement, back orders, or delivery processes.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • management
  • customer service
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Four Soft 4S VisiLog
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Logistics
Analytical or scientific software
  • Minitab software
  • Optimization software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$73,400
per year, on average
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