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Working As A Supply Chain Analyst

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

  • $68,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Supply Chain Analyst 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 Supply Chain Analyst

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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Supply Chain Analyst Career Paths

Supply Chain Analyst
Business Analyst Project Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Purchasing
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Consultant Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Supervisor Logistics Manager
Senior Logistics Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Manager
Senior Manager-Supply Chain Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Manager General Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Program Operations Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Supply Chain Manager
Director Of Supply Chain Management
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Purchasing Manager
Global Supply Chain Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Material Manager Logistics Manager
Supply Chain Logistics Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Supply Chain Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Material Manager
Materials Planning Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Terminal Manager Logistics Manager
Logistics Project Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Demand Planner
Demand Planning Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Warehouse Supervisor Distribution Manager
Distribution And Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Warehouse Supervisor Logistics Supervisor
Customer Logistics Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Operations Director Supply Chain Director
Director Of Supply Chain Operations
12 Yearsyrs
Procurement Agent Material Manager
Supply Chain Lead
9 Yearsyrs
Procurement Agent Supply Chain Specialist Supply Chain Consultant
Supply Chain Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Marketing Analyst Management Analyst Logistics Analyst
Logistics Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Terminal Manager Transportation Manager
Global Logistics Manager
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Supply Chain Lead 3.0 years
Supply Planner 2.9 years
Logistics Analyst 2.7 years
Top Careers Before Supply Chain Analyst
Internship 9.9%
Buyer 9.9%
Analyst 4.5%
Consultant 3.3%
Top Careers After Supply Chain Analyst
Buyer 8.6%
Analyst 3.5%
Consultant 3.0%

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Average Yearly Salary
$68,000
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$49,000
Min 10%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$94,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Exxon Mobil
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does a Supply Chain Analyst make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Supply Chain Analyst in the United States is $68,176 per year or $33 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $49,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $94,000.

Real Supply Chain Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SAP Supply Chain Project Analyst Bloomberg, LP New York, NY May 16, 2016 $150,000
Oracle Supply Chain Solutions System Analyst Links Technology Solutions Inc. Schaumburg, IL Oct 05, 2016 $134,000
IT Supply Chain Analyst Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, L.P. The Woodlands, TX Dec 28, 2016 $131,400 -
$142,900
Oracle Solutions Supply Chain Analyst Links Technology Solutions Inc. San Jose, CA Dec 16, 2015 $130,000
Oracle Supply Chain & OPM Analyst Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc. Lehi, UT Jun 29, 2016 $125,000
Oracle Supply Chain Analyst QSC Audio Products, LLC Costa Mesa, CA Apr 11, 2016 $122,077
Operations/Supply Chain Analyst Sofitron, Inc. Chicago, IL Jul 25, 2016 $120,000
GCM Supply Chain Analyst Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Mar 30, 2015 $120,000 -
$140,000
Oracle Supply Chain Analyst QSC Audio Products, LLC Costa Mesa, CA Jun 25, 2015 $115,000
Principal Baan Supply Chain Analyst Providence Consulting Group, Ltd. Rolling Meadows, IL Jun 20, 2016 $115,000
Principal Baan Supply Chain Analyst Providence Consulting Group, Ltd. Angleton, TX Jul 10, 2016 $115,000
Supply Chain Analyst Flextronics International USA, Inc. Milpitas, CA Jan 15, 2016 $115,000
SAP Supply Chain (MM) Functional Analyst Hilmar Cheese Company Hilmar-Irwin, CA Aug 15, 2015 $110,000 -
$130,000
Supply Chain, Planning Support Analyst Shutterfly, Inc. Redwood City, CA May 01, 2015 $107,000
Supply Chain Planning Analyst Emser Tile, LLC Los Angeles, CA Feb 11, 2016 $71,614 -
$85,000
Supply Chain Analyst Magnadrive Corp Woodinville, WA Dec 02, 2016 $70,637
Supply Chain Analyst Litepoint Corporation, A Teradyne Company Sunnyvale, CA Mar 09, 2016 $70,500
Supply Chain Planning Analyst .02) Niagara Bottling, LLC Ontario, CA Feb 09, 2016 $70,350
Supply Chain Analyst Litepoint Corporation, A Teradyne Company Sunnyvale, CA Sep 11, 2015 $70,275
Supply Chain Management Analyst ZTB Corporation Irvine, CA Aug 15, 2015 $70,096
Supply Chain Analyst Uber Technologies, Inc. San Carlos, CA Apr 18, 2016 $70,000 -
$100,000
Supply Chain/Procurement Financial Analyst Sabra Dipping Company LLC New York, NY Sep 08, 2015 $70,000 -
$90,000
Supply Chain Analyst Continental Auto Parts Newark, NJ Jul 09, 2016 $59,592
Supply Chain Analyst II Nxstage Medical, Inc. Lawrence, MA Aug 24, 2016 $59,450
Supply Chain Systems Analyst & Coordinator Snap-On Incorporated Crystal Lake, IL Sep 15, 2015 $59,093
Supply Chain Systems Analyst & Coordinator Snap-On Incorporated Olive Branch, MS Sep 15, 2015 $59,093
Oracle Supply Chain Analyst World Wide Technology Holding Company, Inc. Maryland Heights, MO Sep 01, 2015 $59,000 -
$65,000
Oracle Supply Chain Analyst World Wide Technology Holding Company, Inc. Maryland Heights, MO Sep 02, 2015 $59,000 -
$75,000
Oracle Supply Chain Analyst World Wide Technology Holding Company, Inc. Maryland Heights, MO Sep 07, 2015 $59,000 -
$75,000
Supply Chain Analyst Citron Pharma, LLC East Brunswick, NJ Sep 01, 2015 $59,000

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Top Skills for A Supply Chain Analyst

  1. Supply Chain
  2. On-Time Delivery
  3. Logistics
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Analyzed and developed cross-functional operational improvements for supply chain of manufactured goods in specialty chemicals.
  • Improved on-time delivery performance by monitoring and advising internal and external customers of material delays, production issues and delivery expectations.
  • Determined all scenarios of returns including logistics, inventory points, quality investigation reports, end-user communication and accounting credit memos.
  • Generated and monitored purchase orders using Scholastic Legacy systems.
  • Coordinated interdepartmental activity with Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Engineering, Inventory Control, Traffic, and Contract Administration.

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Top 10 Best States for Supply Chain Analysts

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  2. Maryland
  3. Rhode Island
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Alabama
  6. Virginia
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Supply Chain Analyst Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 7,091 Supply Chain Analyst resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Supply Chain Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

53.1%

Female

36.5%

Unknown

10.3%
Ethnicity

White

55.0%

Asian

15.6%

Hispanic or Latino

15.1%

Black or African American

10.2%

Unknown

4.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

38.4%

Chinese

9.8%

Mandarin

8.8%

French

8.4%

German

4.3%

Portuguese

3.3%

Korean

3.1%

Italian

3.1%

Japanese

3.1%

Carrier

2.9%

Cantonese

2.9%

Russian

2.6%

Hindi

2.4%

Vietnamese

1.7%

Arabic

1.7%

Urdu

1.0%

Turkish

0.7%

Romanian

0.7%

Polish

0.7%

Telugu

0.5%
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Supply Chain Analyst Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.5%

Pennsylvania State University

10.0%

University of Houston

9.7%

Arizona State University

8.5%

Michigan State University

6.2%

University of Texas at Dallas

5.7%

Northeastern University

4.9%

Texas A&M University

4.0%

Purdue University

3.9%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

3.8%

North Carolina State University

3.7%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

3.5%

Ohio State University

3.5%

Western Michigan University

3.4%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.1%

University of Washington

2.9%

Oklahoma State University

2.7%

Case Western Reserve University

2.6%

University of North Texas

2.5%

Ashford University

2.5%
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Majors

Business

36.5%

Supply Chain Management

17.1%

Finance

6.1%

Industrial Engineering

5.7%

Management

4.8%

Accounting

4.3%

Marketing

3.3%

Economics

2.7%

Operations Management

2.5%

Engineering And Industrial Management

2.2%

Project Management

2.0%

Computer Information Systems

1.8%

International Business

1.7%

Communication

1.7%

Political Science

1.5%

Computer Science

1.5%

Information Technology

1.2%

Information Systems

1.2%

Mechanical Engineering

1.2%

Management Information Systems

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

48.5%

Masters

32.9%

Other

10.3%

Associate

4.2%

Certificate

2.6%

Doctorate

0.9%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.1%
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