Logistics Engineers :

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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $65,950.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,291
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 10.97 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Resource Allocation
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze business or organizational operating practices or procedures
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Analyze logistics processes
Analyze organizational workflows
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Perform cost benefit analysis
Investigate alternative logistical or transportation methods or routes to reduce environmental impact
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality

Getting Information

Obtain information about goods or services
Collect statistical data
Calculate data to inform organizational operations
Conduct organizational studies
Obtain approval for project plans
Review engineering data or reports

Thinking Creatively

Develop safety procedures and regulations
Develop business or financial information systems
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Apply mathematical models of financial or business conditions
Write business project or bid proposals

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage quality control activities
Manage organizational facilities
Coordinate logistics or other business operations
Manage project teams

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Convert design specifications to cost estimates
Estimate transportation related project costs
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Estimate transportation or shipping related project material requirements
Estimate project material requirements

Developing Objectives and Strategies

Develop supply chain strategies
Develop project communication strategies
Establish project closure requirements

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

Prepare quality management plan
Prepare workflow chart
Manage projects to keep within time, cost, and quality guidelines
Plan study of work problems or procedures

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Production Planning
Project Management
Demand Planning
Security Clearance
Commodity Management

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