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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.

    Work Activities
    • 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.
    • Manage subcontractor activities, reviewing proposals, developing performance specifications, and serving as liaisons between subcontractors and organizations.
    • Develop proposals that include documentation for estimates.
    • Review logistics performance with customers against targets, benchmarks, and service agreements.
    • Direct availability and allocation of materials, supplies, and finished products.
    • Redesign the movement of goods to maximize value and minimize costs.
    • Explain proposed solutions to customers, management, or other interested parties through written proposals and oral presentations.
    • Perform managerial duties such as hiring and training employees and overseeing facility needs or requirements.
    • Direct team activities, establishing task priorities, scheduling and tracking work assignments, providing guidance, and ensuring the availability of resources.
    • 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.
    • Report project plans, progress, and results.
    • Protect and control proprietary materials.
    • Stay informed of logistics technology advances and apply appropriate technology to improve logistics processes.
    • Develop and implement technical project management tools, such as plans, schedules, and responsibility and compliance matrices.
    • Provide project management services, including the provision and analysis of technical data.
    • Manage the logistical aspects of product life cycles, including coordination or provisioning of samples, and the minimization of obsolescence.
    • Perform system lifecycle cost analysis and develop component studies.
    • Plan, organize, and execute logistics support activities, such as maintenance planning, repair analysis, and test equipment recommendations.
    • Participate in the assessment and review of design alternatives and design change proposal impacts.
    • Direct and support the compilation and analysis of technical source data necessary for product development.
    • Support the development of training materials and technical manuals.
    Skills
    • 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.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Information Ordering

      The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

    Knowledge
    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • 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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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $72,520/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $34.87/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 5,950
    • Yearly Projected Openings 610
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Initiative
    • Cooperation
    • Analytical Thinking
    Tools
    • Semiconductor testers
    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • High capacity removable media drives
    • Desktop computers
    Technology
    • Project management software
    • Procurement software
    • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.