Logisticians ·  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. Excludes "Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers" (11-3071).

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Occupational Tasks ·  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.
· Direct availability and allocation of materials, supplies, and finished products.
· 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.
· Protect and control proprietary materials.
· Review logistics performance with customers against targets, benchmarks and service agreements.
· Develop and implement technical project management tools such as plans, schedules, and responsibility and compliance matrices.
· Direct team activities, establishing task priorities, scheduling and tracking work assignments, providing guidance, and ensuring the availability of resources.
· Report project plans, progress, and results.
· Direct and support the compilation and analysis of technical source data necessary for product development.
· Explain proposed solutions to customers, management, or other interested parties through written proposals and oral presentations.
· Develop proposals that include documentation for estimates.
· Plan, organize, and execute logistics support activities such as maintenance planning, repair analysis, and test equipment recommendations.
· Provide project management services, including the provision and analysis of technical data.
· Participate in the assessment and review of design alternatives and design change proposal impacts.
· Support the development of training materials and technical manuals.
· Stay informed of logistics technology advances, and apply appropriate technology in order to improve logistics processes.
· Redesign the movement of goods in order to maximize value and minimize costs.

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Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Coordination 81%
·  Active Listening 79%
·  Critical Thinking 75%
·  Writing 73%
·  Reading Comprehension 73%
·  Service Orientation 70%
·  Monitoring 70%
·  Time Management 69%
·  Speaking 66%
·  Judgment and Decision Making 65%