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Working As A Logistics Management Specialist

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Make Decisions

  • $84,240

    Average Salary

What Does A Logistics Management Specialist Do

Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain—the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. They manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated, and delivered.

Duties

Logisticians typically do the following:

  • Manage the logistical aspects of a product’s life cycle from design to disposal
  • Direct the allocation of materials, supplies, and products
  • Develop business relationships with suppliers and clients
  • Understand clients’ needs and know how to meet them
  • Design strategies to minimize the cost or time required to transport goods
  • Review logistical functions and identify areas for improvement
  • Propose improvements to management and customers

Logisticians oversee activities that include purchasing, transportation, inventory, and warehousing. They may direct the movement of a range of goods, people, or supplies, from common consumer goods to military supplies and personnel.

Logisticians use software systems to plan and track the movement of products. They operate software programs designed specifically to manage logistical functions, such as procurement, inventory management, and other supply chain planning and management systems.

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How To Become A Logistics Management Specialist

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.

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Logistics Management Specialist Career Paths

Logistics Management Specialist
Operations Manager Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Purchasing
10 Yearsyrs
Program Analyst Project Manager Purchasing Manager
Director, Procurement
13 Yearsyrs
Program Analyst Data Analyst Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Logistics Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Logistics Manager Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Logistics Analyst Program Manager Deputy Director
Logistics Director
10 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Specialist Operations Analyst Logistics Analyst
Logistics Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Management Analyst Senior Finance Analyst Planning Manager
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Program Manager General Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Logistics Analyst Logistics Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Operations Director
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Management Analyst Finance Analyst Purchasing Manager
Procurement Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Logistics Analyst Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Construction Manager Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Logistics Analyst Logistics Manager Operations Manager
Regional Operation Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Operations Manager Supply Chain Manager
Senior Logistics Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager Operations Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Product Manager Senior Buyer
Supply Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Senior Logistician 3.5 years
Logistics Operator 3.0 years
Logistics Lead 2.8 years
Logistician 2.8 years
Logistics Analyst 2.6 years
Top Employers Before
Supervisor 4.7%
Manager 4.3%
Top Employers After
Supervisor 5.3%
Manager 3.1%
Consultant 2.7%

Logistics Management Specialist Demographics

Gender

Male

67.8%

Female

30.1%

Unknown

2.1%
Ethnicity

White

81.5%

Hispanic or Latino

9.9%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

1.8%

Black or African American

0.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

46.9%

French

7.8%

Chinese

6.3%

Mandarin

6.3%

German

4.7%

Carrier

4.7%

Russian

4.7%

Swahili

1.6%

Portuguese

1.6%

Irish

1.6%

Greek

1.6%

Cantonese

1.6%

Japanese

1.6%

Malay

1.6%

Hindi

1.6%

Arabic

1.6%

Italian

1.6%

Korean

1.6%

Hebrew

1.6%
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Logistics Management Specialist Education

Schools

Community College of the Air Force

13.3%

University of Phoenix

11.9%

Central Texas College

7.3%

Defense Acquisition University

7.0%

Ashford University

6.8%

Strayer University

6.8%

Liberty University

5.1%

Florida Institute of Technology-Melbourne

4.6%

Webster University

4.1%

American InterContinental University

4.1%

Columbia Southern University

3.8%

University of Maryland - University College

3.5%

American University

3.5%

Park University

3.3%

Trident University International

3.0%

Pennsylvania State University

2.4%

Walden University

2.4%

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

2.4%

Colorado Technical University

2.4%

Alabama A & M University

2.2%
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Majors

Business

39.8%

Supply Chain Management

16.9%

Management

6.1%

Criminal Justice

4.8%

General Studies

4.2%

Project Management

3.0%

Human Resources Management

3.0%

Education

2.7%

Computer Information Systems

2.7%

Information Technology

2.3%

Accounting

2.3%

Finance

1.9%

Public Administration

1.5%

Communication

1.5%

Aviation

1.4%

Marketing

1.3%

Liberal Arts

1.2%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.2%

Computer Science

1.1%

Electrical Engineering

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

35.6%

Masters

24.7%

Other

20.3%

Associate

12.7%

Certificate

4.1%

Doctorate

1.6%

Diploma

0.8%

License

0.1%
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Real Logistics Management Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Logistics, Campaign Management Specialist Havas Edge, LLC Carlsbad, CA Dec 08, 2015 $160,493
Logistics, Campaign Management Specialist Havas Edge LLC Carlsbad, CA Apr 03, 2015 $160,493
Logistics Management Specialist America Central Corp. Los Angeles, CA Mar 20, 2013 $91,920
Logistics Management Specialist Cotner Wholesale Los Angeles, CA Dec 28, 2007 $77,908
Logistics, Campaign Management Specialist Havas Edge, LLC Carlsbad, CA Jul 26, 2013 $65,000
Senior Logistics Management Specialist Silverstone Technology Inc. Chino, CA Oct 01, 2009 $64,000
Operations Logistics Management Specialist Genesis BBQ USA LLC Hackensack, NJ Nov 01, 2011 $62,610
Logistics Management Specialist Cali America Logistics, Inc. Long Beach, CA Mar 25, 2011 $61,963
Logistics Management Specialist IKKO International Trading LLC Elizabeth, NJ Dec 22, 2014 $61,358
Logistics Management Specialist United Customs Services Inc. Floral Park, NY Sep 01, 2014 $57,935
Logistics Management Specialist Fantasia World Inc. New York, NY Mar 02, 2010 $51,215
Logistics Management Specialist Fantasia World Inc. New York, NY Sep 02, 2010 $51,215
Logistics Management Specialist Fantasia World Inc. New York, NY Sep 07, 2010 $51,215
Logistics Management Specialist Restaurant Equipment Market, LLC Atlanta, GA Aug 08, 2012 $49,171
Logistics Management Specialist Grocery Plus, Inc. Chamblee, GA Sep 26, 2012 $49,171
Logistics Specialist, Chain Supply Management Coinstar, Inc. Bellevue, WA Sep 15, 2010 $49,000 -
$54,000
Logistics Specialist, Supply Chain Management Coinstar, Inc. Bellevue, WA Sep 15, 2010 $49,000 -
$55,000
Logistics Management Specialist PPF Rochester Inc. Syracuse, NY Oct 01, 2011 $47,604
Logistics Management Specialist On Customs Courier Service Inc. Miami, FL Jun 15, 2010 $46,958 -
$51,132
Operations Logistics Management Specialist S & H USA Inc. New York, NY Dec 23, 2013 $46,144
Operations Logistics Management Specialist Genesis BBQ USA, LLC Hackensack, NJ Jan 25, 2013 $46,000
Operations Logistics Management Specialist Pinktownusa.Com, Inc. New York, NY Jul 26, 2012 $44,203
Operations Logistics Management Specialist Pinktownusa.Com, Inc. New York, NY May 07, 2012 $43,535
Operations Logistics Management Specialist Pinktownusa.Com, Inc. New York, NY May 16, 2012 $43,535

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Top Skills for A Logistics Management Specialist

ContractorPersonnelProceduresLogisticsSupportLogisticsManagementPropertyAccountabilityLifeCycleSafetyProgramManagementCommanderMaterielDODDepotCombatInventoryManagementAMCPropertyBookUnitILSFacilityLogisticsOperationsDirectorate

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Top Logistics Management Specialist Skills

  1. Contractor Personnel
  2. Procedures
  3. Logistics Support
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Served as liaison between government and contractor personnel ensuring performance and compliance with contracts.
  • Determined requirements and developed plans and procedures to provide supply support to all of aircraft maintenance.
  • Analyze logistics, transportation and maintenance performance to detect developing trends and substandard performance of logistics support activities.
  • Monitored program priorities and reviews progress and results for Office of Logistics Management documents management.
  • Prepared and generated all daily and monthly reports required to accurately maintain property accountability.

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