Business Logistician
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$58,000 - $163,000 14,200+

What Does a Logistician Do?

If you’re organized, analytical and enjoy coordinating activities or the flow of a process, take a moment to learn about this in-demand career. 

A logistician manages the supply of products or people and balances it with customer need. This person understands customer patterns and is able to forecast potential bottlenecks. The goal is to provide the right thing at the right place at the right time. 

A logistician — also called a logistics specialist, logistics manager, transportation analyst or supply chain manager — never sits still. This person doesn’t just focus on getting items from Point A to Point B; they ensure that it happens safely for the lowest cost and in the least amount of time.

A logistician’s work day goes quickly.

As the global economy expands, the skills of a logistician are needed in almost every industry, business — big or small — and in government. They all share the need for an efficiently run supply chain, even if their products or services are wildly different. 

That’s just one of the reasons why the demand for this satisfying role is so great. 

If you like to be in the middle of things, relish a challenge and are looking for a career that provides opportunity for advancement, keep reading to learn more.

A logistician in a safety vest checks in with employees at a warehouse
A good logistician or logistics specialist makes sure the supply chain runs efficiently. (Credit: Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock)


  • Manage how items are purchased, transported, warehoused and distributed 
  • Make improvements to logistical processes
  • Keep operations on schedule
  • Interpret data and share with management
  • Resolve problems
  • Maintain and improve relationships with suppliers and customers
  • Create loss prevention strategies
  • Stay current on the latest advances

How To Become a Logistician: FAQs

The bottom line:

Being a logistician or logistics specialist can be highly satisfying. This is a career for someone who loves being in the middle of a fast-paced project, solving problems and looking for ways to make the process more efficient. There’s plenty of opportunity in this career, especially as e-commerce continues to grow. Logistics specialists are needed in almost every industry, and there will be opportunities to move up and earn a higher salary. If this sounds like you, check out the training options near you to get started. 

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