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Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Logistics Manager field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33981Pre-LoaderFemale27 $12,350Mesquite, TX01/01/2010
33673Personnel LogisticsFemale25 $42,000Mandeville, LA01/01/2010
33490Transportation CoordinatorFemale35 $86,000Rainsville, AL01/01/2010
33170Regional Traffic PlannerFemale29 $48,000Hatfield, PA01/01/2010
33027Import BreakbulkFemale46 $40,000Lynwood, NY01/01/2010

Overview

A logistics manager is in charge of organizing how goods are stored and distributed. Logistics managers may work for companies that routinely ship their own goods to customers, suppliers, or distributors. Logistics managers may also work for transportation companies, common carriers, delivery services, and public warehousing services.

A logistics manager must ensure the right products are delivered where they need to go at a reasonable cost and in a timely manner. Their day-to-day job involves overseeing supply chain management and interacting with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, and consumers. Most logistics managers work routine business hours, although overtime, evening, and weekend work may be sometimes be required. Managers may be on call to respond if there is a problem or emergency with a shipment or at the warehouse.

Advanced education, with either an associate?s or bachelor?s degree, is typically required for logistics managers. On-the-job training also occurs to prepare logistics managers to attend to the needs of the specific companies they are providing management services for. The work done by a logistics manager can vary from day to day, but is usually centered around coordinating trucks, controlling stock, managing warehouses, and monitoring the flow of goods.

We have prepared real-world career profiles of a logistics manager. In every case, we talk to people who work in this position, so you can get the most in-depth details about what a particular field is actually like. Browse the career profiles below to learn more.


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