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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|
|SR. Supply Chain Coordinator||Conocophillips Company||Houston, TX||Jun 14, 2013||$88,240 -
|Supply Chain Coordinator||Robinson Pharma, Inc.||Costa Mesa, CA||Sep 16, 2015||$79,953|
|Supply Chain Coordinator||Leprino Foods Company||Denver, CO||Sep 27, 2014||$77,690|
|North American Market Supply Chain Coordination MA||Malteurop North America Inc.||Milwaukee, WI||Aug 07, 2014||$75,000 -
|ERT Senior Supply Chain Coordinator||International Rescue Committee, Inc.||New York, NY||Oct 01, 2012||$75,000|
|Supply Chain Coordinator||Turbo Air, Inc.||Long Beach, CA||Sep 02, 2014||$69,915|
|Supply Chain Coordinator||Turbo Air, Inc.||Carson, CA||Jan 24, 2011||$65,761|
|Supply Chain Coordinator||Turbo Air, Inc.||Carson, CA||Sep 02, 2011||$65,761|
|Supply Chain & Service Coordinator||Infocus Corporation||Portland, OR||Mar 01, 2011||$60,000|
|Supply Chain Coordinator||Robertet Flavors, Inc.||Piscataway, NJ||Jan 26, 2010||$58,000|
|Supply Chain Coordinator-Raw Material Purchasing & Sales||Hubergroup USA, Inc.||Kankakee, IL||Feb 09, 2015||$57,611|
|Supply Chain Coordinator-Raw Material Purchasing &||Hostmann-Steinberg Inc.||Kankakee, IL||Feb 09, 2012||$57,040|
|Supply Chain Coordinator||Lb Marketing, Inc.||Alpharetta, GA||Aug 30, 2016||$55,000|
|Supply Chain Coordinator||Abo Supply, LLC||TN||Oct 01, 2012||$54,200|
|Demand & Supply Chain Coordinator||Dester Corporation||College Park, GA||Sep 10, 2015||$54,000|
|Global Supply Chain Coordinator||Modern Shoe Company||MA||Sep 10, 2015||$51,750|
|Global Supply Chain Coordinator||Highline United LLC||MA||Sep 16, 2015||$51,750|
|Supply Chain Clinical Coordinator||Geisinger Systems Services||Danville, PA||Jul 01, 2014||$50,357 -
|Supply Chain and Process Coordinator||Mondi Akrosil, LLC||Pleasant Prairie, WI||Jan 10, 2011||$48,001|
|Supply Chain Coordinator||Hanwha L&C USA, LLC||Atlanta, GA||Jan 11, 2015||$47,600|
|Supply Chain Coordinator||Bayer Healthcare LLC||Berkeley, CA||May 01, 2010||$47,000 -
|Supply Chain Coordinator||Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.||Highland Heights, OH||Oct 02, 2013||$46,000 -
|Supply Chain Coordinator||Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.||Highland Heights, OH||Oct 02, 2010||$45,800 -
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