Logisticians
SOC: 13-1081.00

Description:

Analyze and coordinate the logistical functions of a firm or organization. Responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal of resources.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
130,400 employed

Projected (2024):
132,900 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Acquisition Analyst
  • Administrative Analyst
  • Automated Logistics Specialist
  • Integrated Logistics Support Manager (ILS Manager)
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Inventory Manager
  • Logistician
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Logistics Management Specialist
  • Logistics Manager
  • Logistics Planner
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Logistics Supervisor
  • Logistics System Engineer
  • Logistics Team Lead
  • Logistics Technician
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Production Planner
  • Supply Chain Specialist
  • Supply Technician


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

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

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Maintain and develop positive business relationships with a customer's key personnel involved in, or directly relevant to, a logistics activity.
  • Develop an understanding of customers' needs and take actions to ensure that such needs are met.
  • Direct availability and allocation of materials, supplies, and finished products.
  • Collaborate with other departments as necessary to meet customer requirements, to take advantage of sales opportunities or, in the case of shortages, to minimize negative impacts on a business.
  • Protect and control proprietary materials.
  • Review logistics performance with customers against targets, benchmarks, and service agreements.
  • Develop and implement technical project management tools, such as plans, schedules, and responsibility and compliance matrices.
  • Direct team activities, establishing task priorities, scheduling and tracking work assignments, providing guidance, and ensuring the availability of resources.
  • Report project plans, progress, and results.
  • Direct and support the compilation and analysis of technical source data necessary for product development.
  • Explain proposed solutions to customers, management, or other interested parties through written proposals and oral presentations.
  • Develop proposals that include documentation for estimates.
  • Plan, organize, and execute logistics support activities such as maintenance planning, repair analysis, and test equipment recommendations.
  • Provide project management services, including the provision and analysis of technical data.
  • Participate in the assessment and review of design alternatives and design change proposal impacts.
  • Support the development of training materials and technical manuals.
  • Stay informed of logistics technology advances and apply appropriate technology to improve logistics processes.
  • Redesign the movement of goods to maximize value and minimize costs.
  • Manage subcontractor activities, reviewing proposals, developing performance specifications, and serving as liaisons between subcontractors and organizations.
  • Manage the logistical aspects of product life cycles, including coordination or provisioning of samples, and the minimization of obsolescence.
  • Perform system lifecycle cost analysis and develop component studies.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Liquid crystal display LCD video projectors
  • Personal computer platforms
  • Personal computers
  • Teradyne Catalyst
  • Teradyne J750 testers
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Workstation platforms
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Customer relationship management CRM software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Intuit QuickBooks software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
  • Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management software
  • Order management software
  • Purchasing software
  • Radio frequency identification RFID software
  • RedPrairie E2e
  • SAP software
  • Structured query language SQL
  • Warehouse management system WMS software
  • Web browser software


  • business and financial operations


    industry stats

    SOC: 13-0000

    Total Employed: 7,032,560

    Average Annual Salary: $73,800