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What does a logistic engineer do?

Hi, I looking for some advice because I want to go to the college and get a Bachelor's degree in engineering. And I've interesting in logistic for a long time but I need to know much about the career #engineer #engineering

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Joveli Stesha’s Answer

Hi Itzel,

Great question on logistics, and I think that Laura answered it perfectly! It's very likely that industrial engineers work within logistics after graduating, as most of our class material focus on designing a solution to a complex problem and evaluating if the solution is worth pursuing. I believe logistics can be throughout different fields.

For example, I just graduated with an Industrial and Systems Engineering degree. Some things that I learned (and enjoyed learning):
1. Operations research: making decisions based on multiple factors. An example would be deciding how many people should be scheduled in a hospital staff room, or even which route should a truck take to be the most efficient.
2. Warehouse and inventory management: ensuring inventory is maintained and in-control, identifying possible areas of improvement in the warehouse processes and propose an improvement
3. Supply chain: I worked with a fast food chain to evaluate a problem and proposed a solution using statistics

So there's many different logistics routes that you could take.

Hope this helps!
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Laura’s Answer

Logistics engineering is all about creating efficiencies. There is a huge range of industries and jobs that you could work in with this type of degree, because aspects are involved in almost all businesses and industries. The main area where logistics engineers typically work is in supply chain, where you could do a range of work from inventory management to warehouse layout design to transportation planning. If you’re interested in logistics, a similar field is Industrial engineering. Logistics is a huge piece of this field, which focuses on optimization of processes or systems. This could include anything from statistical analysis to operations research to process modeling to network design. If you’re someone who enjoys math, problem solving and continuous improvement, these could be great fields for you!
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Neha’s Answer

Logistics Engineers 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. They also review contractual commitments, customer specifications, or related information to determine logistics or support requirements.

Other tasks include:

- 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.
- Provide logistics technology or information for effective and efficient support of product, equipment, or system manufacturing or service.
- Evaluate the use of inventory tracking technology, Web-based warehousing software, or intelligent conveyor systems to maximize plant or distribution center efficiency.

Ref: https://www.owlguru.com/career/logistics-engineers/job-description/
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