Transportation, Storage, & Distribution Managers

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Distribution Center Manager, Fleet Manager, Logistics Operations Manager, Supply Chain Logistics Manager

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Acquisition; Ammunition Warrant Officer; Aviation All-Source Intelligence; Aviation Operations Specialist; Contract and Industrial Management; Field Artillery Technician; M1 Armor Crewman; Ordnance, General; Quartermaster, General; Supply Systems Technician
Boatswain Specialty; Finance and Supply Specialty; Gunner's Mate; Marine Safety Specialist; Marine Safety Specialist Deck; Marine Safety Specialist Engineer; Marine Safety Specialist Response; Port and Facility Safety and Security; Storekeeper; Waterways Operations and Management
Acquisition Core Member; Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Officer; Armor Marine; Aviation Supply Officer; Colonel, Logistician; Fatality Management Officer; Infantry Unit Leader; Logistics/Mobility Chief; Motor Transport Officer; Ordnance Quality Assurance/Safety Observer
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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.



  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road


  • management
  • customer service

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


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



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

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
  • Leadership
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology
  • SAP software Hot Technology In Demand

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software

  • Warehouse management system WMS In Demand


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