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Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, or planning services. Manage logistics personnel and logistics systems and direct daily operations.

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Distribution Center Manager, Distribution Manager, Fleet Manager, Global Transportation Manager, Logistics Director, Logistics Operations Manager, Shipping Manager, Supply Chain Logistics Manager, Transportation Manager, Warehouse Supervisor

Facts and Stats

Your career outlook is looking good – just like these stats.

O*NET Code: 11-3071.00

O*NET Summary
  • $98k Median wages (annual)


  • 14,200 Projected job openings


  • 8-10% Projected growth (faster than average)


What you Need to Know

  • Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Related Programs

Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

  • Analytical or scientific software — Eaton Fleet Advisor; Optimization software; QUALCOMM QTRACS; QUALCOMM ViaWeb
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Microsoft Dynamics; Microsoft Dynamics GP; NetSuite ERP; Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Inventory management software — Aljex Inventory; Inventory control software; MRA Technologies MRATrack Warehouse Management System; Sentai Pinpoint
  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software — 3PL Central; TECSYS PointForce Enterprise;; Warehouse management system WMS
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint

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