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"Logistics Analyst"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

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

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Logistics Analyst"

1) Write or revise standard operating procedures for logistics processes.

2) Identify opportunities for inventory reductions.


3) Monitor industry standards, trends, or practices to identify developments in logistics planning or execution.

4) Enter logistics-related data into databases.

5) Develop or maintain payment systems to ensure accuracy of vendor payments.


6) Determine packaging requirements.

7) Contact potential vendors to determine material availability.

8) Contact carriers for rates or schedules.

9) Track product flow from origin to final delivery.

10) Recommend improvements to existing or planned logistics processes.

11) Prepare reports on logistics performance measures.

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12) Maintain databases of logistics information.

13) Maintain logistics records in accordance with corporate policies.

14) Develop or maintain freight rate databases for use by supply chain departments to determine the most economical modes of transportation.


15) Communicate with or monitor service providers, such as ocean carriers, air freight forwarders, global consolidators, customs brokers, or trucking companies.

16) Review procedures, such as distribution or inventory management, to ensure maximum efficiency or minimum cost.

17) Provide ongoing analyses in areas such as transportation costs, parts procurement, back orders, or delivery processes.

18) Manage systems to ensure that pricing structures adequately reflect logistics costing.

19) Monitor inventory transactions at warehouse facilities to assess receiving, storage, shipping, or inventory integrity.

20) Develop or maintain models for logistics uses, such as cost estimating or demand forecasting.

21) Confer with logistics management teams to determine ways to optimize service levels, maintain supply-chain efficiency, or minimize cost.

22) Compute reporting metrics, such as on-time delivery rates, order fulfillment rates, or inventory turns.

23) Interpret data on logistics elements, such as availability, maintainability, reliability, supply chain management, strategic sourcing or distribution, supplier management, or transportation.

24) Apply analytic methods or tools to understand, predict, or control logistics operations or processes.

25) Analyze logistics data, using methods such as data mining, data modeling, or cost or benefit analysis.

26) Remotely monitor the flow of vehicles or inventory, using Web-based logistics information systems to track vehicles or containers.

27) Reorganize shipping schedules to consolidate loads, maximize vehicle usage, or limit the movement of empty vehicles or containers.

28) Route or reroute drivers in real time with remote route navigation software, satellite linkup systems, or global positioning systems (GPS) to improve operational efficiencies.

29) Arrange for sale or lease of excess storage or transport capacity to minimize losses or inefficiencies associated with empty space.

30) Compare locations or environmental policies of carriers or suppliers to make transportation decisions with lower environmental impact.

31) Enter carbon-output or environmental-impact data into spreadsheets or environmental management or auditing software programs.

Job Description for "Logistics Analyst" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

"Logistics Analyst"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  13-1081.02


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