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Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Supervise the activities of workers engaged in receiving, storing, testing, and shipping products or materials.
    • Plan, develop, or implement warehouse safety and security programs and activities.
    • Inspect physical conditions of warehouses, vehicle fleets, or equipment and order testing, maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
    • Plan, organize, or manage the work of subordinate staff to ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements.
    • Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping.
    • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues.
    • Analyze all aspects of corporate logistics to determine the most cost-effective or efficient means of transporting products or supplies.
    • Develop and document standard and emergency operating procedures for receiving, handling, storing, shipping, or salvaging products or materials.
    • Monitor operations to ensure that staff members comply with administrative policies and procedures, safety rules, union contracts, environmental policies, or government regulations.
    • Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers.
    • Monitor inventory levels of products or materials in warehouses.
    • Establish or monitor specific supply chain-based performance measurement systems.
    • Prepare and manage departmental budgets.
    • Prepare management recommendations, such as proposed fee and tariff increases or schedule changes.
    • Monitor product import or export processes to ensure compliance with regulatory or legal requirements.
    • Interview, select, and train warehouse and supervisory personnel.
    • Advise sales and billing departments of transportation charges for customers' accounts.
    • Analyze expenditures and other financial information to develop plans, policies, or budgets for increasing profits or improving services.
    • Confer with department heads to coordinate warehouse activities, such as production, sales, records control, or purchasing.
    • Implement specific customer requirements, such as internal reporting or customized transportation metrics.
    • Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records.
    • Examine invoices and shipping manifests for conformity to tariff and customs regulations.
    • Plan or implement energy saving changes to transportation services, such as reducing routes, optimizing capacities, employing alternate modes of transportation, or minimizing idling.
    • Evaluate contractors or business partners for operational efficiency or safety or environmental performance records.
    • Negotiate with carriers, warehouse operators, or insurance company representatives for services and preferential rates.
    • Develop or implement plans for facility modification or expansion, such as equipment purchase or changes in space allocation or structural design.

    Skills

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Knowledge

    • 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.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 87140/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 41.89/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 5,340
    • Yearly Projected Openings 480

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Leadership
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Attention to Detail
    • Cooperation

    Tools

    • Radio frequency data communication equipment
    • Digital cameras
    • Desktop computers
    • Bar code reader equipment
    • Bar code labels

    Technology

    • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
    • Inventory management software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Analytical or scientific software

    Tags

    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.

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