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|
|Senior Program Officer, Cereal Crops Supply Chain Specialist||Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation||Seattle, WA||Nov 17, 2014||$179,670 -
|Oracle Senior Supply Chain Specialist||Rheem Manufacturing Company||Atlanta, GA||Dec 05, 2014||$144,900 -
|Oracle Senior Supply Chain Specialist||Rheem Manufacturing Company||Atlanta, GA||Feb 28, 2013||$140,000|
|Oracle Senior Supply Chain Specialist||Rheem Manufacturing Company||Atlanta, GA||Feb 28, 2016||$140,000 -
|Global Supply Chain Specialist||Google Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Aug 31, 2016||$138,000|
|Senior Oracle Supply Chain Implementation Specialist||Ingersoll Rand Company||Davidson, NC||Dec 08, 2015||$131,445|
|Vendor Relationship Specialist-Supply Chain||Hospira, Inc.||Lake Forest, IL||Apr 04, 2013||$128,638|
|Senior Oracle Supply Chain Application Specialist||Guthy-Renker, LLC||Santa Monica, CA||Oct 31, 2016||$121,982|
|Supply Chain Specialist||Afren USA, Inc.||The Woodlands, TX||Aug 27, 2013||$120,000|
|Supply Chain Project Specialist||SCM Connection LLC||Melville, NY||May 05, 2014||$120,000|
|Supply Chain-Strategy and Operations Specialist||Facebook, Inc.||Menlo Park, CA||Aug 07, 2016||$120,000|
|Supply Chain Specialist||KLA-Tencor Corporation||Milpitas, CA||Jan 10, 2013||$94,221|
|Supply Chain Specialist||KLA-Tencor Corporation||Milpitas, CA||Oct 01, 2013||$94,221|
|Supply Chain Specialist, Category Management||Hess Corporation||Houston, TX||Feb 18, 2016||$94,000|
|Principal Specialist Supply Chain||Globalfoundries U.S. Inc.||Santa Clara, CA||Jun 22, 2015||$93,621 -
|Supply Chain Specialist||Corning Incorporated||Corning, NY||Jun 06, 2014||$90,520|
|Business Development Manager and Supply Chain Specialist||Defense Technology Equipment Inc.||Sterling, VA||Aug 15, 2016||$90,000|
|Supply Chain Specialist||Invagen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Hauppauge, NY||Feb 03, 2015||$88,000|
|Supply Chain Specialist||Home Market Foods, Inc.||Norwood, MA||Oct 02, 2015||$72,100|
|Product Supply Chain Development Specialist||Atalanta Corporation||Elizabeth, NJ||Sep 01, 2014||$70,000|
|Supply Chain Specialist||Imedglobal Corporation||Princeton, NJ||Sep 03, 2015||$69,638 -
|Functional Excellence Specialist SR Supply Chain Planning||Cummins Inc.||Columbus, IN||May 02, 2016||$69,014 -
|Supply Chain Specialist||Williams-Sonoma, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Sep 16, 2014||$68,994|
|Principal Specialist Supply Chain||Globalfoundries U.S., Inc.||Malta, NY||May 12, 2016||$66,893 -
|Functional Excellence Specialist-Senior-Supply Chain||Cummins Inc.||Fridley, MN||Oct 12, 2015||$66,102 -
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