Logistics Engineers

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Logistics engineersĀ review and design logistics operations to improve companies' operational efficiency and reduce costs. They may help companies in areas such as transportation, shipment, inventory control, or information management. They work closely with other engineers, logistics analysts, and production managers. They make recommendations to improve the efficiency of the workflow and quality of the products while reducing production costs. 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
Duties Evaluate production and distribution processes and design logistics plans for streamlined, efficient business operations
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 logistics engineers are California, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, and Illinois
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience Three to four years experience in logistics, industrial engineering, or related field
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • 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 Engineer, Manager
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Junior Logistics Engineer