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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|
|Production & Logistical Planner||IDQ Operating, Inc.||Garland, TX||Oct 01, 2013||$96,200|
|Senior Logistics Planner||TYCO Healthcare Group LP||Mansfield, MA||May 09, 2012||$85,030|
|Senior New Products Logistics Planner||Cymer LLC||San Diego, CA||Nov 14, 2016||$85,000 -
|SR. New Product Logistics Planner||Cymer LLC||San Diego, CA||Jun 15, 2015||$83,000 -
|Operations and Logistics Planner||Offshore Inspections Ltd.LLC||Fort Walton Beach, FL||Dec 15, 2015||$82,867|
|Senior New Products Logistics Planner||Cymer LLC||San Diego, CA||Sep 14, 2015||$80,600 -
|Senior New Products Logistics Planner (Industrial Engineer)||Cymer LLC||San Diego, CA||Jul 28, 2014||$79,872 -
|Senior New Products Logistics Planner (Industrial||Cymer LLC||San Diego, CA||Jul 28, 2014||$79,872 -
|Senior Logistics Planner||Covidien||Mansfield, MA||Aug 13, 2015||$79,227|
|Logistics Planner II||TYCO Healthcare Group LP||Mansfield, MA||Nov 09, 2010||$76,415|
|Planner II-Logistics||Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.||Bentonville, AR||Aug 16, 2016||$75,000|
|Senior Logistics Planner||SONY Electronics, Inc.||San Diego, CA||Sep 01, 2013||$73,734|
|Reverse Logistics Planner||HTC America, Inc.||Bellevue, WA||Oct 01, 2014||$72,780|
|SR. Logistics Planner||Mast Logistics Services Inc.||Columbus, OH||Sep 09, 2015||$69,000|
|Reverse Logistics Planner||HTC America, Inc.||Bellevue, WA||Aug 16, 2013||$68,550|
|Logistics Planner II||Covidien LP||Mansfield, MA||Aug 26, 2015||$68,490|
|SR. Logistics Planner||Limited Logistics Services||Columbus, OH||Dec 25, 2011||$67,100 -
|Senior Logistics Planner||Covidien LP||Mansfield, MA||Sep 03, 2014||$66,950|
|Logistic Planner||Maxzone Vehicle Lighting Corporation||Edison, NJ||Sep 10, 2011||$66,513|
|Logistics Planner||Revolabs, Inc.||Sudbury, MA||Dec 17, 2015||$65,500|
|Logistics Planner||Dexerials America Corporation||Suwanee, GA||Nov 19, 2013||$59,227|
|Logistics Planner II||Covidien LP||Mansfield, MA||Aug 30, 2013||$58,890|
|Operations & Logistics Planner||Catalytic Solutions, Inc.||Oxnard, CA||Jul 01, 2011||$58,519|
|Logistics Planner II||Covidien LP||Mansfield, MA||Sep 06, 2013||$57,928|
|Operations & Logistics Planner||Catalytic Solutions, Inc.||Oxnard, CA||Dec 01, 2009||$57,420|
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