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Occupation Description:
  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, delivery, and final disposal of resources. Excludes “Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers” (11-3071).
  Specialized Occupations:
   Logistics Engineers (ONET code: 13-1081.01)
  Occupation Description:
  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.
  Typical Tasks:
  • Evaluate the use of inventory tracking technology, Web-based warehousing software, or intelligent conveyor systems to maximize plant or distribution center efficiency.
  • Develop logistic metrics, internal analysis tools, or key performance indicators for business units.
  • Identify cost-reduction or process-improvement logistic opportunities.
  • Evaluate the use of technologies, such as global positioning systems (GPS), radio-frequency identification (RFID), route navigation software, or satellite linkup systems, to improve transportation efficiency.
  • Prepare logistic strategies or conceptual designs for production facilities.
  • Design comprehensive supply chains that minimize environmental impacts or costs.
  • Develop or document reverse logistics management processes to ensure maximal efficiency of product recycling, reuse, or final disposal.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes..
  • Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions..
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one..
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits..
  * Logistics Analysts (ONET code: 13-1081.02)
Typical Tasks:
  • Perform managerial duties such as hiring and training employees and overseeing facility needs or requirements.
  • Maintain and develop positive business relationships with a customer's key personnel involved in, or directly relevant to, a logistics activity.
  • Develop an understanding of customers' needs and take actions to ensure that such needs are met.
  • Direct availability and allocation of materials, supplies, and finished products.
  • Collaborate with other departments as necessary to meet customer requirements, to take advantage of sales opportunities or, in the case of shortages, to minimize negative impacts on a business.
  • Protect and control proprietary materials.
  • Review logistics performance with customers against targets, benchmarks, and service agreements.
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Education & Training:
  Bachelor's degree
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Wage Information:
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $77,971.00 $37.49 $26.40 $29.97 - $41.70
Bridgeport/Stamford $82,981.00 $39.90 $31.36 $34.07 - $41.52
Danbury $64,695.00 $31.10 $22.62 $23.37 - $34.16
Hartford $77,664.00 $37.34 $26.51 $30.80 - $45.76
New Haven $74,205.00 $35.67 $27.43 $28.96 - $39.58
New London/Norwich $74,297.00 $35.71 $24.57 $27.60 - $40.01
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Occupation Outlook:
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 1,140 1,210 0.5% 23
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
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