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Working As A Logistics Operator

  • 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

  • $73,022

    Average Salary

What Does A Logistics Operator 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 Operator

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 Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

78.5%

Female

18.9%

Unknown

2.6%
Ethnicity

White

58.9%

Hispanic or Latino

16.7%

Black or African American

13.1%

Asian

8.1%

Unknown

3.3%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

36.7%

Portuguese

10.0%

French

10.0%

German

8.3%

Chinese

6.7%

Mandarin

6.7%

Italian

5.0%

Russian

3.3%

Vietnamese

1.7%

Ukrainian

1.7%

Dutch

1.7%

Japanese

1.7%

Carrier

1.7%

Arabic

1.7%

Korean

1.7%

Hmong

1.7%
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Logistics Operator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

11.4%

Pennsylvania State University

8.9%

Ashford University

7.6%

Rochester Institute of Technology

6.3%

Northeastern University

6.3%

Webster University

5.1%

Clemson University

5.1%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.8%

University of Maryland - Eastern Shore

3.8%

University of Maryland - University College

3.8%

Temple University

3.8%

Edmonds Community College

3.8%

Liberty University

3.8%

Troy University

3.8%

Central Michigan University

3.8%

Trident Technical College

3.8%

Claflin University

3.8%

Tri-County Technical College

3.8%

Midlands Technical College

3.8%

Middle Tennessee State University

3.8%
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Majors

Business

31.4%

Supply Chain Management

7.4%

Criminal Justice

7.1%

General Studies

6.1%

Management

5.7%

Computer Science

4.1%

Communication

3.7%

International Business

3.4%

Marketing

3.4%

Psychology

3.0%

Computer Information Systems

3.0%

Industrial Engineering

2.7%

Finance

2.7%

History

2.7%

Accounting

2.7%

Kinesiology

2.4%

Sociology

2.4%

Industrial Technology

2.0%

Automotive Technology

2.0%

Biology

2.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

42.0%

Other

28.0%

Associate

12.2%

Masters

12.0%

Certificate

3.9%

Diploma

1.8%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Real Logistics Operator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Global Order Management/Logistics OPS Project Mana Google Inc. Austell, GA Jul 01, 2012 $87,100
Air & Ocean Logistics Operations Mainfreight Inc. Carson, CA Jan 09, 2016 $54,413
Air and Ocean Logistics Operations Mainfreight Inc. Carson, CA Sep 15, 2013 $53,123 -
$55,000
Logistics Operations Mainfreight Inc. Carson, CA Jan 01, 2011 $50,000
Operations Logistics Coord, Frigorific Industry Ana Paula Black Angus Quality In Beef M LLC Miami, FL May 07, 2008 $35,521

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Top Skills for A Logistics Operator

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  1. Safety Observations
  2. Proper Procedures
  3. Compliance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Sustained and managed proper procedures when distributing Voice Over Internet Protocols (VoIP) projects.
  • Audited departmental purchasing agencies to ensure activity was in compliance with procurement policies and procedures.
  • Perform inventory of finished and semi-finished goods and raw materials.
  • Maintained accurate inventory levels, as established per logistical guidelines.
  • Tracked parts for inventory management to insure proper visibility in CIMMS.

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