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Logistics Engineers - 13-1081.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Design or analyze operational solutions for projects such as transportation optimization, network modeling, process and methods analysis, cost containment, capacity enhancement, routing and shipment optimization, or information management.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Acquisition Logistics Engineer
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Supportability Engineer
  • Systems Engineer

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Analyze or interpret logistics data involving customer service, forecasting, procurement, manufacturing, inventory, transportation, or warehousing.
  • Apply logistics modeling techniques to address issues, such as operational process improvement or facility design or layout.
  • Assess the environmental impact or energy efficiency of logistics activities, using carbon mitigation software.
  • Conduct environmental audits for logistics activities, such as storage, distribution, or transportation.
  • Conduct logistics studies or analyses, such as time studies, zero-base analyses, rate analyses, network analyses, flow-path analyses, or supply chain analyses.
  • Create models or scenarios to predict the impact of changing circumstances, such as fuel costs, road pricing, energy taxes, or carbon emissions legislation.
  • Design comprehensive supply chains that minimize environmental impacts or costs.
  • Design plant distribution centers.
  • Determine feasibility of designing new facilities or modifying existing facilities, based on factors such as cost, available space, schedule, technical requirements, or ergonomics.
  • Determine logistics support requirements, such as facility details, staffing needs, or safety or maintenance plans.
  • Determine requirements for compliance with environmental certification standards.
  • Develop logistic metrics, internal analysis tools, or key performance indicators for business units.
  • Develop or document procedures to minimize or mitigate carbon output resulting from the movement of materials or products.
  • Develop or document reverse logistics management processes to ensure maximal efficiency of product recycling, reuse, or final disposal.
  • Develop or maintain cost estimates, forecasts, or cost models.
  • Develop specifications for equipment, tools, facility layouts, or material-handling systems.
  • Direct the work of logistics analysts.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of current or future logistical processes.
  • Evaluate the use of inventory tracking technology, Web-based warehousing software, or intelligent conveyor systems to maximize plant or distribution center efficiency.
  • Evaluate the use of technologies, such as global positioning systems (GPS), radio-frequency identification (RFID), route navigation software, or satellite linkup systems, to improve transportation efficiency.
  • Identify cost-reduction or process-improvement logistic opportunities.
  • Identify or develop business rules or standard operating procedures to streamline operating processes.
  • Interview key staff or tour facilities to identify efficiency-improvement, cost-reduction, or service-delivery opportunities.
  • Prepare logistic strategies or conceptual designs for production facilities.
  • Prepare or validate documentation on automated logistics or maintenance-data reporting or management information systems.
  • Propose logistics solutions for customers.
  • Provide logistical facility or capacity planning analyses for distribution or transportation functions.
  • Provide logistics technology or information for effective and efficient support of product, equipment, or system manufacturing or service.
  • Review contractual commitments, customer specifications, or related information to determine logistics or support requirements.
  • Review global, national, or regional transportation or logistics reports for ways to improve efficiency or minimize the environmental impact of logistics activities.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on logistics topics.
  • Analyze environmental regulations to ensure organizational compliance.
  • Analyze jobs using observation, survey, or interview techniques.
  • Analyze logistics processes.
  • Apply mathematical models of financial or business conditions.
  • Assess the cost effectiveness of products, projects, or services.
  • Develop business or financial information systems.
  • Develop business or market strategies.
  • Develop sustainable business strategies or practices.
  • Develop technical specifications for systems or equipment.
  • Establish organizational guidelines or policies.
  • Estimate costs of goods or services.
  • Evaluate logistics methods to reduce environmental impact.
  • Identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency.
  • Maintain data in information systems or databases.
  • Plan facility layouts or designs.
  • Prepare financial documents.
  • Supervise employees.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Health Services Materiel (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, ABM (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, Helicopter or EWO (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operational Logistics Planner (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Logistics Engineer