About the Career
Aviation logisticians oversee activities including purchasing, shipping and transportation, inventory, warehousing, and delivery. They may even direct the movement of a range of aviation or airport related goods, people, or supplies, from common consumer goods to military supplies.
On the job you will:
- Develop business relationships with aviation suppliers and customers
- Work to understand customers’ needs and how to meet them
- Direct the allocation of aviation organization and airport materials, supplies, and finished products
- Design strategies to minimize the cost or time required to move goods
- Review the success of logistical functions and identify areas for improvement
- Present aviation performance data to management
- Propose improvements to aviation and airport management and customers
- Stay current on advances in aviation logistics technology and incorporate new technologies into procedures
Education and Training
In aviation logistics workers can qualify for positions with an associate’s degree in business or engineering or by taking courses on logistics. However, as logistics becomes increasingly complex, more companies prefer to hire workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree. Many logisticians have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business, finance, industrial engineering, or supply chain management.
Information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Descriptions are based on general guidelines and industry standards and job duties may vary by employer and specific industry. Labor projections utilize data for the North Central Texas region and may vary from national statistics.