A bachelor’s degree is typically required for most positions, although an associate’s degree may be sufficient for some logistician jobs. Industry certification and work experience in a related field is helpful for jobseekers.Education
Logisticians may qualify for some positions with an associate’s degree. However, as logistics becomes increasingly complex, more companies prefer to hire workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree. Many logisticians have a bachelor’s degree in business, systems engineering, or supply chain management.
Bachelor’s degree programs often include coursework in operations and database management, and system dynamics. In addition, most programs offer courses that train students on software and technologies commonly used by logisticians, such as radio-frequency identification (RFID).Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations
Although not required, certification can demonstrate professional competence and a broad knowledge of logistics. Logisticians can obtain certification through APICS or the International Society of Logistics (SOLE). To become certified, a logistician typically needs to have a certain amount of education and work experience and to pass an exam.Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Prospective logisticians can benefit from previous work experience in a field related to logistics or business. Others gain work experience while serving in the military. Experience allows a worker to learn about products and supply chain processes. Some employers allow applicants to substitute several years of work experience for a degree.Important Qualities
Communication skills. Logisticians need strong communication skills in order to collaborate with colleagues and do business with suppliers and customers.
Critical-thinking skills. Logisticians must develop, adjust, and carry out logistical plans. They often must find ways to reduce costs and improve efficiency.
Organizational skills. Logisticians must be able to perform several tasks at one time, keep detailed records, and simultaneously manage several projects in a fast-paced environment.
Problem-solving skills. Logisticians must handle unforeseen issues, such as delivery problems, and adjust plans as needed to resolve the issues.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Logistical Analyst||Pace Computer Solutions Inc.||Houston, TX||Jan 10, 2016||$150,000|
|Logistics OTC Analyst||Tory Burch, LLC||New York, NY||Jul 18, 2016||$123,000|
|Logistics Analyst||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Sep 15, 2016||$119,600 -
|Market and Logistics Analyst||Crash Rescue Equipment Service Inc.||Dallas, TX||Mar 05, 2015||$119,000|
|Logistics Analyst 4||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Jun 25, 2015||$113,027 -
|Logistics Analyst||BSM Global Inc.||Chicago, IL||Jan 04, 2016||$110,000|
|Logistical Analyst||Pace Computer Solutions Inc.||Houston, TX||Dec 21, 2015||$109,907|
|Logistical Analyst||Pace Computer Solutions Inc.||Houston, TX||Oct 01, 2015||$109,907|
|SAP Quality & Logistics Analyst||C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.||San Antonio, TX||Jan 02, 2016||$109,054 -
|Logistics Analyst||Metal Petro Market Inc.||Houston, TX||May 10, 2016||$106,800|
|Logistics Analyst||Gt Industrial Products||Northglenn, CO||Sep 27, 2016||$105,893|
|Logistics Analyst||Tesla Motors, Inc.||Fremont, CA||Oct 01, 2015||$105,000 -
|Logistics Analyst||Apple Inc.||Austin, TX||Nov 04, 2016||$100,000 -
|Logistics Analyst||Urban Green Energy Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 04, 2015||$63,382|
|Logistics Analyst||Officemate International Corporation||Edison, NJ||Feb 08, 2016||$63,194|
|Logistics Analyst||Giorgio Gori USA, Inc.||Hoboken, NJ||Jul 10, 2015||$63,170|
|Logistics Analyst||Eagle Logistic Service, Inc.||New York, NY||Nov 20, 2015||$63,170|
|Logistics Analyst||Eternal Fortune Fashion LLC||New York, NY||Jul 01, 2015||$63,170|
|Financial and Logistics Analyst||Global Courier Express, Inc.||South El Monte, CA||Jan 08, 2016||$62,610|
|Logistics Analyst||Goldenwill Supply Corporation||New Castle, DE||Mar 09, 2016||$62,610|
|Logistics Analyst||Kenko Freight Systems, Inc.||Santa Fe Springs, CA||Jun 09, 2016||$55,306|
|Logistics Analyst||Fungyun Inc.||Commerce, CA||Mar 15, 2016||$55,268|
|Logistics Analyst||Leadway International, Inc.||Hayward, CA||Aug 21, 2016||$55,222|
|Logistics Analyst||Sealink International, Inc.||Dallas, TX||Sep 01, 2015||$55,182|
|Logistics Analyst||Pinnacle Led Solutions||Dallas, TX||Aug 24, 2016||$55,180|
|Logistics Analyst||United Commerce Centers, Inc.||Irving, TX||Aug 18, 2016||$55,180|
|Logistics Analyst||Pacific Northern, Inc.||Carrollton, TX||Aug 27, 2016||$55,180|
|Logistics Analyst||ZURI Furniture, LLC||Dallas, TX||Dec 09, 2016||$55,180|
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