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TRANSPORTATION LOGISTICS MANAGER: Handle Imports & Exports Around The World

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Jessica is a Logistics Manager for a Transportation company. Her company is always shipping supplies 24/7 around the world. Jessica explains what she does on a daily basis, her career and educational path and what she wished she knew before starting her career.

Job Title: Logistics Manager

Job Summary: Logisticians

Job Description

Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization's supply chainthe system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. They manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated, and delivered.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

Logisticians typically need work experience in a field related to logistics or business. Because military operations require a large amount of logistical work, some logisticians gain work experience while serving in the military. Some firms allow applicants to substitute several years of work experience for a degree.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (ASTL) or the International Society of Logistics (SOLE).

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$45,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Organizational skills

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