Logistics Analysts

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Acquisition Analyst
  • Acquisitions Logistics Analyst
  • Global Logistics Analyst
  • Inventory Manager
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Logistics Management Specialist
  • Logistics Manager
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Operations Logistics Analyst
  • Procurement Analyst
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What They Do

  • 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.
  • Develop or maintain payment systems to ensure accuracy of vendor payments.
  • 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.
  • Recommend improvements to existing or planned logistics processes.
  • Enter logistics-related data into databases.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: CEI.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests, but also prefer Enterprising and Investigative environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Achievement, but also value Independence and Recognition in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in Ohio was $76,410 with most people making between $46,650 and $110,010

Outlook

0.16%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 5,790 people in Ohio. It is projected that there will be 5,880 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 9 openings due to growth and about 81 replacement openings for approximately 90 total annual openings.