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What is the daily life in Logistics Analyst job?

I am a 16 year old male, that loves to figure out how things work. I am wanting to become a logistics analyst.

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Christopher’s Answer

A typical day as a Logistics Anyayst would consist of gathering data from your sources, qualifying it for accuracy, and applying it towards your company's metrics. Then at designated periods review these metrics in order to identify trends for collaboration and cost savings opportunities. Being a Logistics Anyayst is a perfect entry level position to learn about the logistics industry. Proficiency in spreadsheets, powerpoint presentations, Power BI, charts, and statistics is a must. Best of Luck!
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Katy’s Answer

The size of the company and the scope of your job will determine what your day-to-day activity will look like but in my experience, the job would involve keeping track of rules of distribution including governance and local laws, communication with carriers, forecasting and safety stock planning. Stakeholder and customer communication would be key along with the ability to present at high levels and provide clear communications. An affinity for numbers, Power BI, excel and planning methods are key along with an eye for identifying trends and patterns in data. If working build plans, being able to bring a macro view down to an executable plan with prioritization would be key keeping in mind cost saving measures i.e. shipping via ocean vs. air. Another key would be the ability to keep perspective on urgency of requests and communication with customers in terms of approval on expedited freight. Soft skills including disarmament and listening help with communication in this role. Safety stock analysis would be important as it helps avoid problems before they arrive. Inventory turns and engineering changes are also important to keep in mind. From an analysis perspective, use numbers and trends through various mediums to realize economies of scale and cost savings to win brownie points with both customers and leadership. Presentation of findings through charting is also critical to the analysis role. Keep in mind audience and what is important to them and don't bog leadership down with details. Visuals help get the point across when dealing with complex data. When deciding on major, Operations management, Analytics Programs, Economics , Communications and Logistics programs are the way to go. Some law can be helpful as well.

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