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Logistics Engineers

Also called: Logistics Engineer, Reliability Engineer, Supportability Engineer, Systems Engineer

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What they do:
Design or analyze operational solutions for projects such as transportation optimization, network modeling, process and methods analysis, cost containment, capacity enhancement, routing and shipment optimization, or information management.
On the job, you would:
  • Propose logistics solutions for customers.
  • Develop logistic metrics, internal analysis tools, or key performance indicators for business units.
  • Conduct logistics studies or analyses, such as time studies, zero-base analyses, rate analyses, network analyses, flow-path analyses, or supply chain analyses.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
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
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

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

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Minitab Hot Technology
  • Reliass EAGLE
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Logistics management information LMI database software
  • Warehouse management system WMS
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Oracle Hyperion Hot Technology
  • SAP Hot Technology

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$74,750
$44,020
$120,400
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