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Working As A Logistics System Engineer

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $70,266

    Average Salary

What Does A Logistics System Engineer 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 System Engineer

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 System Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

78.7%

Female

19.1%

Unknown

2.1%
Ethnicity

White

57.8%

Hispanic or Latino

15.9%

Black or African American

12.8%

Asian

9.1%

Unknown

4.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Dakota

50.0%

Spanish

50.0%

Logistics System Engineer Education

Schools

Kansas State University

12.0%

Purdue University

8.0%

University of Southern California

8.0%

University of Phoenix

8.0%

Central Washington University

4.0%

Indiana Institute of Technology

4.0%

Community College of the Air Force

4.0%

Gwinnett Technical College

4.0%

University of Florida

4.0%

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College

4.0%

State University of New York at Binghamton

4.0%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.0%

Georgia Military College - Milledgeville

4.0%

Northwood University

4.0%

Ohio University -

4.0%

Colorado Technical University

4.0%

Western Governors University

4.0%

Saint Leo University

4.0%

Washington University in Saint Louis

4.0%

University of Pittsburgh -

4.0%
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Majors

Business

29.7%

Electrical Engineering

10.8%

Computer Science

8.1%

Systems Engineering

5.4%

Information Technology

5.4%

Management

2.7%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

2.7%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.7%

Computer Information Systems

2.7%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.7%

Finance

2.7%

Photography

2.7%

Computer Systems Security

2.7%

Health Care Administration

2.7%

Architectural Engineering

2.7%

International Relations

2.7%

Computer Applications

2.7%

Supply Chain Management

2.7%

Chemical Engineering

2.7%

Accounting

2.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

51.2%

Masters

24.4%

Associate

9.8%

Other

7.3%

Doctorate

4.9%

Certificate

2.4%
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Top Skills for A Logistics System Engineer

  1. Logistics Support Analysis
  2. International Space Station
  3. Maintenance Planning
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed maintenance concepts and logistics support analysis documentation.
  • Develop overall support requirements such as facilities, maintenance, testing requirements.
  • Participate in program technical interchange meetings with internal and external representatives and represented GCTS on any and all significant logistics matters.
  • Provided support to F-22 Raptor (Depot Study and Cost Benefit Analysis), and provisioning on B1-RMIP.
  • Updated data in Logistic Support Analysis Record (LSAR) databases.Performed Vmetric sparing analysis and provided reports.

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  2. Washington
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  5. District of Columbia
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