It’s no secret that the US job market is flying along at a fast rate. If your field is logistics, or you’re interested in moving to logistics, you may be wondering what the best jobs are. While they’re not usually careers college graduates think about, careers in supply chain and logistics are increasingly diverse, high-paying, and in demand. Most do require a college degree as well as relevant experience in the industry.
Here are a few you may want to consider if you’re looking to change jobs or careers in the logistics field.
Supply Chain Manager
This is the manager that oversees the entire stem-to-stern journey that a product takes from manufacturing through the eventual customer delivery. From the planning stages through storage and distribution of a product, the supply chain manager is responsible for plotting out shipments, supervising and obtaining product manufacturing, leading transportation, locating sufficient storage for the product, recognizing ideal means of delivery, and managing customer service.
It takes a lot of trucks to move freight where it needs to go. Caring for those trucks requires a more than a fair amount of oversight. A fleet manager makes sure that each driver get get where they need to go on time, with trucks that are properly maintained, scheduled, and compliant with all current Department of Transportation regulations. Logistical skills are required, and a relevant degree is also helpful.
With literally millions of items traveling worldwide every day by land, sea, and air, it’s up to transportation managers to track them electronically to ensure that the journey and delivery are trouble-free. They also act as liaisons between the parties to ensure that the product deliveries are acceptable by both. Transportation managers need to be good at negotiations, problem-solving and be very detail oriented.
Logistics Software Manager
Because logistics now depends heavily on complex, high-level technology, trained professionals are a requirement to run these systems. Individuals who understand the systems and software are needed for any successful logistics strategy. Because troubleshooting is a big part of this job, logistics software managers need strong technical skills to work with these very sophisticated systems.
Top States For Logistics Jobs
IndustryWeek’s website has a list of the top states for logistics:
- New Jersey
- North Dakota
The list was taken from The 2017 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card, compiled by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research. The states received an A or B rating based on a number of factors.
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