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Logistics Analysts - 13-1081.02

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Global Logistics Analyst
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Logistics Management Analyst
  • Material Supply Planner
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Transportation Analyst

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Analyze logistics data, using methods such as data mining, data modeling, or cost or benefit analysis.
  • Apply analytic methods or tools to understand, predict, or control logistics operations or processes.
  • Arrange for sale or lease of excess storage or transport capacity to minimize losses or inefficiencies associated with empty space.
  • Communicate with or monitor service providers, such as ocean carriers, air freight forwarders, global consolidators, customs brokers, or trucking companies.
  • Compare locations or environmental policies of carriers or suppliers to make transportation decisions with lower environmental impact.
  • Compute reporting metrics, such as on-time delivery rates, order fulfillment rates, or inventory turns.
  • Confer with logistics management teams to determine ways to optimize service levels, maintain supply-chain efficiency, or minimize cost.
  • Contact carriers for rates or schedules.
  • Contact potential vendors to determine material availability.
  • Determine packaging requirements.
  • Develop or maintain freight rate databases for use by supply chain departments to determine the most economical modes of transportation.
  • Develop or maintain models for logistics uses, such as cost estimating or demand forecasting.
  • Develop or maintain payment systems to ensure accuracy of vendor payments.
  • Enter carbon-output or environmental-impact data into spreadsheets or environmental management or auditing software programs.
  • Enter logistics-related data into databases.
  • Identify opportunities for inventory reductions.
  • Interpret data on logistics elements, such as availability, maintainability, reliability, supply chain management, strategic sourcing or distribution, supplier management, or transportation.
  • Maintain databases of logistics information.
  • Maintain logistics records in accordance with corporate policies.
  • Manage systems to ensure that pricing structures adequately reflect logistics costing.
  • Monitor industry standards, trends, or practices to identify developments in logistics planning or execution.
  • Monitor inventory transactions at warehouse facilities to assess receiving, storage, shipping, or inventory integrity.
  • Prepare reports on logistics performance measures.
  • Provide ongoing analyses in areas such as transportation costs, parts procurement, back orders, or delivery processes.
  • Recommend improvements to existing or planned logistics processes.
  • Remotely monitor the flow of vehicles or inventory, using Web-based logistics information systems to track vehicles or containers.
  • Reorganize shipping schedules to consolidate loads, maximize vehicle usage, or limit the movement of empty vehicles or containers.
  • Review procedures, such as distribution or inventory management, to ensure maximum efficiency or minimum cost.
  • Route or reroute drivers in real time with remote route navigation software, satellite linkup systems, or global positioning systems (GPS) to improve operational efficiencies.
  • Track product flow from origin to final delivery.
  • Write or revise standard operating procedures for logistics processes.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on logistics topics.
  • Analyze industry trends.
  • Analyze logistics processes.
  • Apply mathematical models of financial or business conditions.
  • Calculate data to inform organizational operations.
  • Calculate specific material, equipment, or labor requirements for production.
  • Coordinate logistics or other business operations.
  • Develop business or financial information systems.
  • Develop financial analysis methods.
  • Discuss business strategies, practices, or policies with managers.
  • Establish organizational guidelines or policies.
  • Evaluate logistics methods to reduce environmental impact.
  • Execute sales or other financial transactions.
  • Identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency.
  • Maintain data in information systems or databases.
  • Monitor inventories of products or materials.
  • Monitor organizational processes.
  • Obtain information about goods or services.
  • Prepare financial documents.
  • Prepare operational reports.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aviation Maintenance Administrationman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Maintenance Data Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Enlisted AIRSpeed Coordinator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Individual Material Readiness List (IMRL) Asset Manager (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Commander (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Plans (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mobility Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Property Accounting Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Supply Plans Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Traffic Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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