What does a Logistics Engineer do?

Logistics engineers review and design a company’s logistics operations to improve its operational efficiency and reduce cost. They search for cost-cutting measures in areas including a company’s transportation, shipment, information control, or information management. They work closely with other engineers, logistics team members, analysts, and production managers. They make recommendations to improve the efficiency of workflow and the quality of products while reducing production costs.

Logistics engineers apply scientific and mathematical engineering principles to the distribution of consumer goods and services to build more efficient infrastructure. They evaluate all aspects and methods of distribution or supply chain to improve efficiency and generate higher profits for their employer. They handle inventory, process orders, plan warehouse layouts, and help design product packaging for better and more streamlined shipping efficiency. Logistics engineers need a bachelor's degree in engineering, logistics, transportation, or related fields.

What responsibilities are common for Logistics Engineer jobs?
  • Develop logistics and transportation plans to enhance distribution of goods and supplies.
  • Follow established policies, guidelines, and procedures to ensure quality and cost control.
  • Oversee requisition orders and execution across procurement, sourcing, and contracts, deliver and return functions.
  • Monitor the timely execution and delivery of all orders.
  • Assist and develop policies, procedures, work instructions and guidance documents across procurement functions, contracts, delivery, and return functions.
  • Analyze standard contractual documents, customer usage data, customer maintenance practices, customer operation characteristics, and related reports for assigned contracts.
  • Conduct distribution of supplies, monitors inventory, and analyze requirements to develop strategies to achieve desired delivery times.
  • Provide guidance and work leadership to less experienced staff members and may have supervisory responsibilities.
  • Review field support requirements and recommend tool and test equipment.
  • Maintain records of property owned by government, company, and associate contractors in accordance with company procedure or government regulations.
  • Represent the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects.
  • Conduct physical inventories and adjust and/or maintain spares inventory account records.
  • Participate in and presenting technical information in team and customer meetings.
  • Perform logistics product support analysis to identify parts, equipment, activities and skillset necessary to maintain systems and retain operational availability.
  • Coordinate with other team members to integrate sparing and level of repair analysis results into logistics support analysis.
What are the typical qualifications for Logistics Engineer jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business administration, engineering, management for computer science for a Graduate's Degree and equivalent experience.
  • Experience with CDA, SQL, Agile, and CAD software and systems.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and time management skills.
  • A natural problem solver with sound judgment and decision making skills.
  • Strict attention to detail and critical thinking.
  • Experience with concept development, requirements analysis, and enterprise resource planning.
  • Experience drawing and drafting cost analysis.
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Logistics Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£45,698 /yr
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Logistics Engineer Insights

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CEVA LogisticsCEVA Logistics
Logistics Engineer III
7 Oct 2021

“Ceva Logistics pay is decent .”

Logistics Engineer
27 Sept 2021

“Job security is not the best”

Logistics Engineer
27 Sept 2021

“The pay is pretty good”

Jaguar Land RoverJaguar Land Rover
Logistics Engineer
6 Oct 2021

“Great employer to work for”

Logistics Engineer II
7 Oct 2021

“Schedule is good”

Northrop GrummanNorthrop Grumman
Senior Principal Logistic Engineer
23 Feb 2022

“Dead end job”

Ryder SystemRyder System
Senior Logistics Engineer
2 Jul 2021

“Good work life balance.”

Logistics Engineer
29 Nov 2021

“Very limited long term career development.”

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