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Logistics Managers - 11-3071.03

O*NET-SOC Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, or planning services. Manage logistics personnel and logistics systems and direct daily operations.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Global Logistics Manager
  • Integrated Logistics Programs Director
  • Logistics Manager
  • Logistics Solution Manager
  • Supply Chain Logistics Manager

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities.
  • Analyze financial records to improve efficiency.
  • Communicate organizational information to customers or other stakeholders.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Conduct environmental audits.
  • Confer with organizational members to accomplish work activities.
  • Determine operational compliance with regulations or standards.
  • Determine resource needs.
  • Develop emergency response plans or procedures.
  • Develop environmental remediation or protection plans.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
  • Develop organizational policies or programs.
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
  • Implement transportation changes to reduce environmental impact.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in area of expertise.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Manage operations, research, or logistics projects.
  • Model operational processes.
  • Monitor organizational compliance with regulations.
  • Monitor organizational procedures to ensure proper functioning.
  • Negotiate contracts for environmental remediation, green energy, or renewable resources.
  • Negotiate contracts for transportation, distribution, or logistics services.
  • Prepare forms or applications.
  • Resolve customer complaints or problems.
  • Supervise employees.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Air Transportation (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Aviation Maintenance Administrationman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Maintenance Data Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Operations Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Ordnance Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Supply Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Critical Skills Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Distribution Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Infantry Unit Leader (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Planning Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Mineman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Ordnance Vehicle Maintenance Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Postal Clerk (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • RL - Special Duty - Merchant Marine, Deck (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Senior Ground Ordnance Weapons Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Supply Administration and Operations Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Transportation Management Coordinator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Warehouse Clerk (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Manager, Traffic