Logistics Managers
SOC: 11-3071.03


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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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Alternate Titles:

  • Air Export Logistics Manager
  • Contract Manager
  • Corporate Logistics Manager
  • Corporate Traffic Manager
  • Customer Logistics Manager
  • Dedicated Logistics Manager
  • Global Logistics Manager
  • Integrated Logistics Programs Director
  • Integrated Logistics Support Manager (ILS Manager)
  • International Logistics Manager
  • Logistics and Planning Manager
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Director
  • Logistics Management Specialist
  • Logistics Manager
  • Logistics Operations Manager
  • Logistics Solution Manager
  • Logistics Supervisor
  • Supply Chain Logistics Manager

  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed


    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.


    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation

  • Tasks:

  • Train shipping department personnel in roles or responsibilities regarding global logistics strategies.
  • Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records.
  • Recommend purchase of new or improved technology, such as automated systems.
  • Implement specific customer requirements, such as internal reporting or customized transportation metrics.
  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues.
  • Develop risk management programs to ensure continuity of supply in emergency scenarios.
  • Plan or implement improvements to internal or external logistics systems or processes.
  • Recommend optimal transportation modes, routing, equipment, or frequency.
  • Participate in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification, or performance evaluation.
  • Negotiate transportation rates or services.
  • Monitor product import or export processes to ensure compliance with regulatory or legal requirements.
  • Establish or monitor specific supply chain-based performance measurement systems.
  • Ensure carrier compliance with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery.
  • Direct distribution center operation to ensure achievement of cost, productivity, accuracy, or timeliness objectives.
  • Design models for use in evaluating logistics programs or services.
  • Create policies or procedures for logistics activities.
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping.
  • Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers.
  • Supervise the work of logistics specialists, planners, or schedulers.
  • Plan or implement material flow management systems to meet production requirements.
  • Direct inbound or outbound logistics operations, such as transportation or warehouse activities, safety performance, or logistics quality management.
  • Analyze all aspects of corporate logistics to determine the most cost-effective or efficient means of transporting products or supplies.
  • Direct or coordinate comprehensive logistical or reverse logistical functions for product life cycles, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, recycling, reuse, or final disposal of resources.
  • Negotiate with suppliers or customers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability.
  • Communicate freight transportation information to customers or suppliers, using transportation management, electronic logistics marketplace, or electronic freight information systems, to improve efficiency, speed, or quality of transportation services.
  • Review global, national, or regional transportation or logistics reports for ways to improve efficiency or minimize the environmental impact of logistics activities.
  • Prepare or file environmental certification applications.
  • Conduct or review environmental audits for logistics activities, such as storage, distribution, or transportation.
  • Implement or monitor carbon or environmental management, accounting, or audit systems.
  • Develop plans or set goals to reduce carbon emissions associated with storage or transport activities.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Photocopiers
  • 3PL Central
  • Cadre Technologies Accuplus Integrated Distribution Logistics System
  • Database software
  • Email software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • ESRI ArcLogistics
  • FedEx Ship Manager
  • Four Soft 4S eLog
  • Four Soft 4S VisiLog
  • Infor ERP Baan
  • IntelliTrack 3PL
  • Inventory control software
  • Logisuite Enterprise
  • Logisuite Forwarder
  • Materials resource planning MRP software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
  • Optimization software
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Logistics
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Presentation software
  • SAP BusinessObjects software
  • SAP ERP Operations
  • Scheduling software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Transportation management system TMS software
  • Transtek Compass ERP
  • UPS WorldShip
  • USPS.com
  • Warehouse management system WMS software

  • management

    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020