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Transport Logistics Manager

Transport Logistics Manager

Transport Logistics Manager 

Main Topic: Places and Regions
Secondary Topic: Environment and Society 

Overview: Transportation planners oversee the logistics within a company to get products to the customer or consumer in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. Planning large scale movementsThis role encompasses purchasing, supplier management, warehousing, distribution, and customer service. Many people work together to ensure the whole supply chain functions to achieve results. Duties include: Managing budgets; Organizing schedules and routesEnsuring that vehicles are safe and comply with legal requirementsKeeping drivers informed of their dutiesPlanning routes and scheduling loadsBooking in deliveries and liaising with clientsDirecting transport activitiesMonitoring transport costsWorking to reduce the carbon footprint of the organization through carbon friendly transport strategies. 

Geographers at work: Human Geographers, Environmental Geographers 

Recommended College Courses: Physical Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Environmental Management, Quantitative Methods, Human Geography, Regional Geography, Qualitative Methods 

Skills: Human Geography, Regional Geography 

Occupation Group: Management & Transportation and Material Moving

Learn more about Transport Logistics Managers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes113071.htm

Written by Christopher Hinojosa