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Logistics Analyst  What They Do

Just the Facts


Analyzes product delivery or supply chain processes to identify or recommend changes. May manage route activity, including invoicing, electronic bills, and shipment tracing.

This career is part of the Management and Administration cluster Operations Management pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Maintains databases of logistics information.
  • Interprets data on logistics elements, such as availability, maintainability, reliability, supply chain management, strategic sourcing and distribution, supplier management, and transportation.
  • Provides analyses on transportation costs, parts procurement, and delivery processes.
  • Prepares reports on logistics performance measures.
  • Confers with logistics management teams to determine ways to optimize service levels, maintain supply-chain efficiency, and minimize cost.
  • Monitors the flow of vehicles or inventory, using Web-based logistics information systems.
  • Tracks product flow from origin to final delivery.
  • Recommends improvements to existing or planned logistics processes.
  • Manages systems to ensure that pricing structures adequately reflect logistics costing.
  • Develops and maintains models for logistics uses, such as cost estimating and demand forecasting.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Global Logistics Analyst -- Performs analysis of global warehousing and transportation data in order to drive performance measurement and process improvement through data.
  • Supply Chain Analyst -- Analyzes the movement of goods through the supply pipeline, monitor current processes, identify and analyze gaps, and develop process improvements.
  • Provisioning Analyst --