Logistics Manager / Logistician
I. JOB SUMMARY
Main Topic: Human Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions
Overview: A logistics manager oversees the flow of materials and goods through a business. A logistics manager oversees the warehouse and stocking departments of a business and oversee shipping as well. They must have a knowledge of warehousing, inventory, supply-chain management and transportation to be successful.
Geographers can naturally plan and coordinate tasks, items, and people while thinking spatially. A logistics manager must be able to communicate with a wide variety of people, such as suppliers, customers and manufacturers. Having a geography background would allow a logistics manager to be able communicate with a diverse group of people successfully.
Geographers at work: Human Geographers
Recommended Courses: Regional Geography, Population Geography
Skills: Interpersonal skills. Data analysis. Transportation. GPS.
Occupation Group: Business and Financial
Learn more about Logistics Managers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/logisticians.htm
Written by Kaleigh Shuler
II. POWERFUL GEOGRAPHIC KNOWLEDGE