What does a Logistics Analyst do?

A logistics analyst is responsible for overseeing the entire life cycle of a product, including purchase, distribution, internal allotment, release and final clearance of resources. A logistics analyst helps their employers enhance performance by determining and reducing inefficiencies that might consume profits. Essentially logistic analyst help streamline operations and identify the best way to use the company's resources to achieve its goals. Logistic analysts usually work in a variety of industries within the logistics department.

Most logistic analyst have a Bachelor's degree in Logistics or Business Analytics or a related field with 5 years of proven experience. Successful logistic analysts are deeply analytic with strong quantitative skills. Deep knowledge of logistics and production planning concepts is required along with excellent communication skills and an analytical mind with business acumen.

  • Plan and implement supply chain optimization projects (e.g. warehouse-slotting, route planning)
  • Oversee inventory procedures
  • Develop requirements and standards (e.g. packaging, procurement, delivery)
  • Discover the most cost-effective shipping modes and schedules
  • Help foster trusting relationships with vendors and team members
  • Evaluate vendor operations (e.g. freight forwarders) according to quality standards
  • Collaborate with IT professionals to implement effective systems
  • Track KPIs and report on supply chain performance
  • Proficiency in computer databases, statistic applications and logistics programs
  • 5 years of experience in the logistics industry or related industry
  • Experience in data mining, analysis and reporting
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, relational databases and ERP systems (e.g. SAP)
  • Familiarity with supply chain processes (e.g.inventory planning, warehouse management)
  • Strong analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

Security Clearance
Excellent Communication
Programming Languages
Advanced Degree
Microsoft EXCEL

Logistics Analyst Seniority Levels

Logistics Manager
30% made the transition
Logistics Coordinator
17% made the transition
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Logistics Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$62,395 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $62K
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