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Logistics Analyst

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Bachelor's degree

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What They Do

Logistics Analysts Career Video

About This Career

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

This career is part of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics cluster Logistics Planning and Management Services pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Maintains databases of logistics information.
  • Remotely monitors the flow of vehicles or inventory, using Web-based logistics information systems to track vehicles or containers.
  • Communicates with or monitors service providers, such as ocean carriers, air freight forwarders, global consolidators, customs brokers, or trucking companies.
  • Tracks product flow from origin to final delivery.
  • Interprets data on logistics elements, such as availability, maintainability, reliability, supply chain management, strategic sourcing or distribution, supplier management, or transportation.
  • Recommends improvements to existing or planned logistics processes.
  • Applies analytic methods or tools to understand, predict, or control logistics operations or processes.
  • Prepares reports on logistics performance measures.
  • Enters logistics-related data into databases.
  • Provides ongoing analyses in areas such as transportation costs, parts procurement, back orders, or delivery processes.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Global Logistics Analyst — Performs analysis of global warehousing and transportation data in order to drive performance measurement and process improvement through data.
  • Supply Chain Analyst — Analyzes the movement of goods through the supply pipeline, monitor current processes, identify and analyze gaps, and develop process improvements.
  • Logistics Management Analyst
  • Material Supply Planner
  • Transportation Analyst — Determines the most cost-effective methods for transporting goods.


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