Logistics Engineers

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About the Job

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.

It is also Called

  • Continuous Improvement Specialist
  • Cost Engineer
  • Cost Estimating Engineer
  • Cost Reduction Engineer
  • Integrated Logistics Operations Manager
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Logistics Engineering Manager
  • Logistics Planning Engineer
  • Logistics Research Engineer
  • Logistics System Engineer
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What They Do

  • Review contractual commitments, customer specifications, or related information to determine logistics or support requirements.
  • Determine logistics support requirements, such as facility details, staffing needs, or safety or maintenance plans.
  • Propose logistics solutions for customers.
  • Direct the work of logistics analysts.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of current or future logistical processes.
  • Evaluate the use of inventory tracking technology, Web-based warehousing software, or intelligent conveyor systems to maximize plant or distribution center efficiency.
  • Provide logistics technology or information for effective and efficient support of product, equipment, or system manufacturing or service.
  • Develop logistic metrics, internal analysis tools, or key performance indicators for business units.
  • Analyze or interpret logistics data involving customer service, forecasting, procurement, manufacturing, inventory, transportation, or warehousing.
  • Prepare or validate documentation on automated logistics or maintenance-data reporting or management information systems.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ICR.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Investigative interests, but also prefer Conventional and Realistic environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Achievement, but also value Working Conditions and Recognition in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • 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.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • 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.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages

In 2016, the average annual wage in Kansas City, MO-KS was $67,260 with most people making between $41,270 and $99,370

Outlook

5.12%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 449 people in Kansas City, MO-KS. It is projected that there will be - employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 23 openings due to growth and about 62 replacement openings for approximately 85 total annual openings.



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