Logistics Analysts

Analyze product delivery or supply chain processes to identify or recommend changes. May manage route activity including invoicing, electronic bills, and shipment tracing.

Median Annual Wage: $73,870

Education: Bachelor's degree (56%); Master's degree (20%); Some college, no degree (12%)

Projected Growth: Much faster than average (22% or higher)

Related Job Titles: Logistics Analyst; Supply Chain Analyst; Global Logistics Analyst

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Logistics Analysts.

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  • 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.
  • Prepare reports on logistics performance measures.
  • Confer with logistics management teams to determine ways to optimize service levels, maintain supply-chain efficiency, or minimize cost.
  • Remotely monitor the flow of vehicles or inventory, using Web-based logistics information systems to track vehicles or containers.
  • Track product flow from origin to final delivery.
  • Develop or maintain models for logistics uses, such as cost estimating or demand forecasting.
  • Enter logistics-related data into databases.
  • Recommend improvements to existing or planned logistics processes.
  • Review procedures, such as distribution or inventory management, to ensure maximum efficiency or minimum cost.
  • Apply analytic methods or tools to understand, predict, or control logistics operations or processes.
  • Monitor inventory transactions at warehouse facilities to assess receiving, storage, shipping, or inventory integrity.
  • Maintain logistics records in accordance with corporate policies.
  • Analyze logistics data, using methods such as data mining, data modeling, or cost or benefit analysis.
  • Compute reporting metrics, such as on-time delivery rates, order fulfillment rates, or inventory turns.
  • Write or revise standard operating procedures for logistics processes.
  • Monitor industry standards, trends, or practices to identify developments in logistics planning or execution.
  • Identify opportunities for inventory reductions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Logistics Analysts.

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Logistics Analysts.

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