Transportation, Storage, & Distribution Managers

Also called: Distribution Center Manager, Fleet Manager, Logistics Operations Manager, Supply Chain Logistics Manager,



What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
On the job, you would:
  • Supervise the activities of workers engaged in receiving, storing, testing, and shipping products or materials.
  • Plan, develop, or implement warehouse safety and security programs and activities.
  • Inspect physical conditions of warehouses, vehicle fleets, or equipment and order testing, maintenance, repairs, or replacements.

Knowledge

Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Business
  • management
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • NetSuite ERP
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • USPS.com
  • Warehouse management system WMS

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)

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usually needed

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$94,560
$55,850
$160,500

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What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.

On the job, you would:
  • Supervise the activities of workers engaged in receiving, storing, testing, and shipping products or materials.
  • Plan, develop, or implement warehouse safety and security programs and activities.
  • Inspect physical conditions of warehouses, vehicle fleets, or equipment and order testing, maintenance, repairs, or replacements.

KNOWLEDGE

Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Business
  • management
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • NetSuite ERP
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • USPS.com
  • Warehouse management system WMS

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 4 of 5)

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usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$94,560
$55,850
$160,500

EXPLORE MORE