Profession logistics analyst

Logistics analysts streamline product manufacturing, transportation, storage and distribution. They assess production and supply chain problems to determine economically efficient solutions. They assists company managers in decision-making processes and direct programs designed to provide subcontractors, managers and customers with logistic technology.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Green logistics

    Know about green logistics, in which significant efforts are made to minimise the ecological impact of logistics activities.

  • Supply chain management

    The flow of goods in the supply chain, movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.

  • Theory of constraints

    Know the theory of constraints (TOC) and pursue maximum efficiency of equipment, in order to increase output of the supply chain and company profit.

Skills

  • Use methods of logistical data analysis

    Read and interpret supply chain and transportation data. Analyse the reliability and availability of findings by using methods such as data mining, data modelling and cost-benefit analysis.

  • Develop efficiency plans for logistics operations

    Elaborate and implement plans in order to increase efficiency and reduce waste during logistics operations.

  • Liaise with logistics management teams

    Communicate with logistics management in order to optimise service levels; optimise the supply chain while keeping expenditures at a minimum.

  • Follow quality standards

    Apply a set of measures and standards concerning the quality of processes or products, ensuring that quality is maintained and improved during work activities.

  • Use specific data analysis software

    Use specific software for data analysis, including statistics, spreadsheets, and databases. Explore possibilities in order to make reports to managers, superiors, or clients.

  • Review distribution management procedures

    Develop and review distribution procedures in order to minimise expenditures and maximise customer satisfaction.

  • Analyse transport business networks

    Analyse various transport business networks in order to organise the most efficient setting of modes of transport. Analyse those networks that aim to achieve lowest costs and maximum efficiency.

  • Detect bottlenecks

    Identify bottlenecks in the supply chain.

  • Enhance production workflow

    Enhance the product workflow by analysing and developing logistics plans that impact production as well as distribution.

  • Perform system analysis

    Execute system analyses and calculate to what extent changes could affect outcomes.

  • Analyse supply chain trends

    Analyse and make predictions about trends and evolutions in supply chain operations in relation to technology, efficiency systems, types of products shipped, and logistical requirements for shipments, in order to remain at the forefront of supply chain methodologies.

  • Maintain logistics databases

    Maintain databases accessible to users in the logistics and storage sub-sector.

  • Analyse supply chain strategies

    Examine an organisation's planning details of production, their expected output units, quality, quantity, cost, time available and labour requirements. Provide suggestions in order to improve products, service quality and reduce costs.

  • Consider economic criteria in decision making

    Develop proposals and take appropriate decisions taking into account economic criteria.

  • Understand supply chain improvements in relation to profit gains

    Interpret how the supply chain improvements will impact company profits. Intensify the improvement in those processes that will streamline the supply chain most effectively while generating most profit.

  • Work in an economically efficient manner

    Perform work processes as efficiently as possible, avoiding the waste of materials, time, and energy as much as possible.

  • Support development of annual budget

    Support the development of the annual budget by producing base data as defined by the operations budget process.

  • Manage logistics pricing systems

    Manage logistics pricing systems; ensure that prices adequately reflect costs.

  • Maintain freight rate databases

    Develop and maintain freight rate databases for use by supply chain departments in order to determine and adopt the most cost-efficient modes of transportation.

Optional knowledge and skills

communicate analytical insights assess risk factors online analytical processing use different communication channels think analytically perform data analysis have computer literacy use mathematical tools and equipment show confidence perform ict troubleshooting execute analytical mathematical calculations evolution of economic forecasts plan self-organisation

Common job titles

  • Logistics analyst
  • Supply chain analyst