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Logistics Managers

Also called: Global Logistics Manager, Integrated Logistics Programs Director, Logistics Manager, Logistics Solution Manager

What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, or planning services. Manage logistics personnel and logistics systems and direct daily operations.
On the job, you would:
  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues.
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping.
  • Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records.


  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
  • management
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
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


  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • 3PL Central
  • Four Soft 4S VisiLog
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • SAP ERP Operations
  • Transtek Compass ERP
Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft SQL Server


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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