Logistics Analysts
SOC: 13-1081.02

Description:

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


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
  • Acquisitions Logistics Analyst
  • Global Logistics Analyst
  • Inventory Manager
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Logistics Management Specialist
  • Logistics Manager
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Operations Logistics Analyst
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Product Control and Logistics Analyst
  • Provisioning Analyst
  • Reverse Logistics Analyst
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Supply Chain Specialist
  • Supply Technician
  • Sustainment Logistics Analyst


  • 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
  • Troubleshooting
  • 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
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Identify opportunities for inventory reductions.
  • Monitor industry standards, trends, or practices to identify developments in logistics planning or execution.
  • Enter logistics-related data into databases.
  • Develop or maintain payment systems to ensure accuracy of vendor payments.
  • Determine packaging requirements.
  • Develop or maintain freight rate databases for use by supply chain departments to determine the most economical modes of transportation.
  • Contact potential vendors to determine material availability.
  • Contact carriers for rates or schedules.
  • Communicate with or monitor service providers, such as ocean carriers, air freight forwarders, global consolidators, customs brokers, or trucking companies.
  • Track product flow from origin to final delivery.
  • Write or revise standard operating procedures for logistics processes.
  • Review procedures, such as distribution or inventory management, to ensure maximum efficiency or minimum cost.
  • Recommend improvements to existing or planned logistics processes.
  • Provide ongoing analyses in areas such as transportation costs, parts procurement, back orders, or delivery processes.
  • Prepare reports on logistics performance measures.
  • Manage systems to ensure that pricing structures adequately reflect logistics costing.
  • Monitor inventory transactions at warehouse facilities to assess receiving, storage, shipping, or inventory integrity.
  • Maintain databases of logistics information.
  • Maintain logistics records in accordance with corporate policies.
  • Develop or maintain models for logistics uses, such as cost estimating or demand forecasting.
  • Confer with logistics management teams to determine ways to optimize service levels, maintain supply-chain efficiency, or minimize cost.
  • Compute reporting metrics, such as on-time delivery rates, order fulfillment rates, or inventory turns.
  • Interpret data on logistics elements, such as availability, maintainability, reliability, supply chain management, strategic sourcing or distribution, supplier management, or transportation.
  • Apply analytic methods or tools to understand, predict, or control logistics operations or processes.
  • Analyze logistics data, using methods such as data mining, data modeling, or cost or benefit analysis.
  • Remotely monitor the flow of vehicles or inventory, using Web-based logistics information systems to track vehicles or containers.
  • Reorganize shipping schedules to consolidate loads, maximize vehicle usage, or limit the movement of empty vehicles or containers.
  • Route or reroute drivers in real time with remote route navigation software, satellite linkup systems, or global positioning systems (GPS) to improve operational efficiencies.
  • Arrange for sale or lease of excess storage or transport capacity to minimize losses or inefficiencies associated with empty space.
  • Compare locations or environmental policies of carriers or suppliers to make transportation decisions with lower environmental impact.
  • Enter carbon-output or environmental-impact data into spreadsheets or environmental management or auditing software programs.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopiers
  • Photocopying equipment
  • 3PL Central
  • Advanced business application programming ABAP
  • Cadre Technologies Accuplus Integrated Distribution Logistics System
  • ESRI ArcLogistics
  • Fleet management software
  • Flow chart software
  • Four Soft 4S eLog
  • Four Soft 4S VisiLog
  • Graphics software
  • IBM Cognos Impromptu
  • IntelliTrack 3PL
  • Inventory control software
  • Logisuite Enterprise
  • Logisuite Forwarder
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft SharePoint software
  • Microsoft SQL Server software
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Word
  • MicroStrategy software
  • Minitab software
  • Optimization software
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Financials
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Logistics
  • Oracle Hyperion software
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Oracle PeopleSoft Financials
  • Oracle PeopleSoft software
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management software
  • Oracle software
  • Qlik Tech QlikView
  • Reporting software
  • SAP Business Objects software
  • SAP software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • SPSS software
  • StataCorp Stata
  • Tableau software
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • Warehouse management system WMS software


  • business and financial operations


    industry stats

    SOC: 13-0000

    Total Employed: 7,032,560

    Average Annual Salary: $73,800