Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain—the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. They manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated, and delivered.

By The Numbers

  • Various logistics jobs, such as logisticians, operations research analysts and cost estimators are expected to grow by as much as 23 percent by 2022 (Ohio Bureau of Labor Market Information, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services)
  • Central Ohio is home to more than 4,000 logistics companies with 80,000 employees (EMSI, 2015).
  • Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business is ranked No. 5 and No. 8 among supply chain/logistics programs nationally at the undergraduate and graduate levels, respectively (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
  • The areas largest logistics companies in the region include L Brands, Cardinal Health, Defense Supply Center Columbus and Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Regional Programs

Columbus State Community College
Ohio State University
Franklin University
Tolles Career & Technical Center

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Cost Estimators
Management Analysts
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