Logistics Analysts

Logistics Analyst Optimizes Warehouse Organization

Logistics analysts analyze product deliveries and supply chain processes to increase efficiency and reduce production costs. They may also manage other aspects of supply chain activities, such as tracing shipments and overseeing invoices and electronic bills. They may also be known as supply chain analysts or logisticians, depending on the company. The Department of Labor reports that there were 146,060 logisticians employed in the United States in May 2016.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Logisticians, Supply Chain Analysts
Duties Analyze production processes and distribution systems and make recommendations for improvements to increase productivity and reduce costs
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions; the states with the highest employment of logisticians are California, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, and Illinois
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience Three to four years experience; on-the-job training; internship
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Senior Logistics Analyst, Manager
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Junior Logistics Analyst