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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.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Special purpose telephones
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  • Notebook computers
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  • Desktop computers
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  • Personal computers
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  • Laser printers
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Analytical or scientific software
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  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
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  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
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  • Project management software
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  • Development environment software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Propose logistics solutions for customers.
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  • Interview key staff or tour facilities to identify efficiency-improvement, cost-reduction, or service-delivery opportunities.
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  • Direct the work of logistics analysts.
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  • Design plant distribution centers.
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  • Develop specifications for equipment, tools, facility layouts, or material-handling systems.
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  • Review contractual commitments, customer specifications, or related information to determine logistics or support requirements.
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  • Prepare or validate documentation on automated logistics or maintenance-data reporting or management information systems.
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  • Identify or develop business rules or standard operating procedures to streamline operating processes.
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  • Develop or maintain cost estimates, forecasts, or cost models.
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  • Determine feasibility of designing new facilities or modifying existing facilities, based on factors such as cost, available space, schedule, technical requirements, or ergonomics.
  •  Skills
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
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  • 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.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • 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.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
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  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • 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.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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  • 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.
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  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
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     Education & Training
      Education:   Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
      Related Experience:   A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  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 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2014 - 2024 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   23
      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.
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