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Logistics Analysts

Also called: Logistics Analyst, Logistics Management Analyst, Supply Chain Analyst, Transportation Analyst

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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.
  • Remotely monitor the flow of vehicles or inventory, using Web-based logistics information systems to track vehicles or containers.
  • Communicate with or monitor service providers, such as ocean carriers, air freight forwarders, global consolidators, customs brokers, or trucking companies.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

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
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • order or arrange things
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Achievement/Effort
  • 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
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Oracle Hyperion Hot Technology
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Hot Technology
Business intelligence and data analysis software
  • IBM Cognos Impromptu Hot Technology
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate'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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