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Logistician
“Supply Chain Reactions”
Logisticians analyze and coordinate the logistical functions of a firm or organization. Responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, de
Average Pay:     Qualifications: $40,500-$104,500
The Job
Logisticians manage the supply chain that includes all the raw materials that go into a finished product. They also oversee shipping and transportation, distribution to wholesalers or retailers, warehousing, and the just-in-time delivery that helps minimize costs and maximize productivity. Many of these jobs are in manufacturing or retail businesses, but logisticians are needed in virtually every field, including energy, communications, finance, information technology, and government.
Work Environment
varied
College Majors
business, supply-chain management, process engineering, or industrial engineering
Minimum Qualifications
Most significant source of postsecondary education or training: Bachelor's degree
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