Transportation and Logistics

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Analysts are responsible for gathering and analyzing data to look for problems. Good math and computer skills are generally required for these positions

Logistics Engineer

The tasks of an engineer are related to those of an analyst: engineers evaluate the supply chain and logistics systems for trends or problems using computer systems and mathematics. They manage their own projects as well as those of analysts, and must be able to write technical proposals for their plans.


Consultants work directly with clients devising and implementing logistics solutions for specific problems; consultants must manage data to find solutions, oversee the implementation of those solutions, and ensure that clients understand basic supply-chain needs for independence moving forward.

Customer Service

Customer service acts as an intermediary between clients and the rest of the logistics team.

Purchasing Manager

Purchasing managers find materials suppliers across the world, sign them to contracts, and manage relationships with them. They must also communicate with inventory and warehouse managers to coordinate the delivery of materials.

International Logistics Manager

They are responsible for maintaining relationships with international partners. International logistics requires a familiarity with ever-changing international customs, laws, and regulations. Knowledge of both logistics and international business are essential to the successful international logistics manager.

Inventory Manager

Inventory managers oversee the accumulation of resources and material goods, and examine data for trends. They are responsible for identifying problems with inventory and implementing solutions by managing data and computer systems. Inventory managers coordinate with purchasing and logistics managers to optimize order and distribution schedules.

Supply-Chain Manager

Supply-chain managers oversee the entire supply chain (including purchasing, warehousing, inventory, and production) and seek to streamline the system in order to reduce cost and optimize productivity. Supply-chain managers are expected to understand logistics planning in order to forecast long-term financial needs.

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