Logistic Analyst Analyzes product delivery or supply chain processes to identify or recommend changes. They manage route activity including invoicing, electronic bills, and shipment tracing. Logistics analysts work with companies to streamline product manufacturing, transportation, storage and distribution.
Logistics Analysts analyze such areas as the availability of the product, how it is sourced anddistributed, how the supply chain is managed and the costs involved in transporting the product from the point of origin to its ultimate destination. They make sense of the data found in these areas to determine if there are areas that have adversely affected the company’s delivery schedules. They then think of ways to address the issue so that delivery times can be improved and customers satisfied.
The typical duties of logistics analysts include creating or revising standard operating procedures for logistics processes. They monitor industry trends, standards and practices to identify developments in logistics planning or execution. Using their statistical analyses, they devise strategies to create cost-effective and profitable companies. Logistics analysts track product flow from origin to final delivery and recommend improvements to existing operations. They also determine opportunities for inventory reductions and coordinate delivery schedules and other supply chain activities. They Write or revise standard operating procedures for logistics processes ,Identify opportunities for inventory reductions, Monitor industry standards, trends, or practices to identify developments in logistics planning or execution and Enter logistics-related data into databases.
Logistics Analysts don’t only move products. They also move people, especially in the military. Logistic analysts who work for the federal government and contracting companies must ensure that the correct number of personnel is deployed to their respective posts on schedule.
Some Logisticians travel frequently to visit a company’s manufacturing plants or distribution centers. Most logisticians work full time during regular business hours. When dealing with delivery problems or other logistical issues, they may work overtime to ensure that operations stay on schedule. The job can be stressful because logistical work is fast-paced. Logisticians must ensure that operations stay on schedule, and they must work quickly to solve any problems that arise.
Entry Level Education
- Bachelor's Degree in Business, Logistics, Management Information Systems or a related field.
- Master's Degree is preferred.