Occupation Summary

Logistics Managers

O*NET 11-3071.03


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

Annual Wages:
Employment Rate:
Employment is expected to increase by 16.96%.
Education Level:
Bachelor's Degree. According to O*Net, the majority of people employed in this occupation have this level of education.
Business and Industry

  1. Train shipping department personnel in roles or responsibilities regarding global logistics strategies.
  2. Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records.
  3. Recommend purchase of new or improved technology, such as automated systems.
  4. Implement specific customer requirements, such as internal reporting or customized transportation metrics.
  5. Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues.
  6. Develop risk management programs to ensure continuity of supply in emergency scenarios.
  7. Plan or implement improvements to internal or external logistics systems or processes.
  8. Recommend optimal transportation modes, routing, equipment, or frequency.
  9. Participate in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification, or performance evaluation.
  10. Negotiate transportation rates or services.
  11. Monitor product import or export processes to ensure compliance with regulatory or legal requirements.
  12. Establish or monitor specific supply chain-based performance measurement systems.
  13. Ensure carrier compliance with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery.
  14. Direct distribution center operation to ensure achievement of cost, productivity, accuracy, or timeliness objectives.
  15. Design models for use in evaluating logistics programs or services.
  16. Create policies or procedures for logistics activities.
  17. Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping.
  18. Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers.
  19. Supervise the work of logistics specialists, planners, or schedulers.
  20. Plan or implement material flow management systems to meet production requirements.
  21. Direct inbound or outbound logistics operations, such as transportation or warehouse activities, safety performance, or logistics quality management.
  22. Analyze all aspects of corporate logistics to determine the most cost-effective or efficient means of transporting products or supplies.
  23. 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.
  24. Negotiate with suppliers or customers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability.
  25. 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.
  26. Review global, national, or regional transportation or logistics reports for ways to improve efficiency or minimize the environmental impact of logistics activities.
  27. Prepare or file environmental certification applications.
  28. Conduct or review environmental audits for logistics activities, such as storage, distribution, or transportation.
  29. Implement or monitor carbon or environmental management, accounting, or audit systems.
  30. Develop plans or set goals to reduce carbon emissions associated with storage or transport activities.

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National Industry Employment Patterns

Industry % of Logistics Managers employed Annual Growth Rate
General freight trucking 7 0.36
Freight transportation arrangement 3.4 1.21
Grocery and related product wholesalers 2.9 1.12
Specialized freight trucking 2.3 0.00
Couriers and express delivery services 2.2 -0.39
Scheduled air transportation 2 0.43

Labor Market Information

2018 Statewide average hourly wage $50.63
2018 National average hourly wage $49.45
2016 National employment 115,500
2016 Texas employment 9,298
Texas projected employment by 2026 10,875
Texas projected annual employment and Turnover openings through 2026 912

* Due to confidentiality rules, not all regions may have the data displayed. The sum of all the regions may not be equal to the state total.

Top 10 Relevant Knowledge Areas Relevant Importance Levels
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.
English Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Production and Processing
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Personnel and Human Resources
Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Law and Government
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Top 10 Relevant Skill Areas Relevant Importance Levels
Time Management
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Reading Comprehension
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Listening
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Top 10 Relevant Abilities Relevant Importance Levels
Oral Comprehension
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Written Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Oral Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Recognition
The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Deductive Reasoning
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning
The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Category Flexibility
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Speech Clarity
The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

  • Getting Information
    -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
    -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
    -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Interacting With Computers
    -- Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
    -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
Other Activities

  • Analyze business or organizational operating practices or procedures
  • Analyze business, operational, or management reports
  • Analyze financial data or information
  • Answer questions from employees or colleagues
  • Apply hazardous materials information
  • Arrange delivery schedules
  • Assign work to staff or employees
  • Attend professional conferences and events
  • Collaborate with employees to improve organizational systems
  • Collaborate with employees to reduce costs
  • Communicate directions using railroad signals
  • Communicate technical or scientific information
  • Compare shipment contents to records
  • Compile information on findings from investigation of accidents
  • Conduct meetings with clients and customers
  • Conduct reviews of progress, production, or sales
  • Confer with customer representatives
  • Confer with departmental heads to coordinate activities
  • Confer with instructors or trainers
  • Control organizational, product, or material inventory
  • Control traffic to increase traffic flow or increase safety
  • Count products or materials
  • Define project scope
  • Design business plans
  • Detect machinery or equipment malfunctions by listening for abnormalities
  • Determine physical properties of materials
  • Determine policies related to administration, standards, or facility maintenance
  • Develop maintenance schedules
  • Develop operational budgets
  • Develop project performance objectives
  • Develop safety procedures and regulations
  • Develop transportation or logistical policies, procedures, or standards
  • Direct highway transportation activities
  • Direct human or vehicle traffic
  • Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
  • Drive tractor-trailer truck
  • Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards
  • Employ aircraft safety regulations
  • Employ weighing or measuring devices in transportation
  • Encourage communication with employees, departments, and customers
  • Endorse safety and training programs
  • Enforce laws, ordinances, or regulations
  • Ensure compliance with government regulations
  • Establish project requirements
  • Establish staffing guidelines and procedures
  • Estimate costs or price arrangements
  • Estimate delivery dates
  • Estimate materials or labor requirements
  • Estimate product demand
  • Estimate project costs
  • Evaluate compliance of loaded cargo to regulations or specifications
  • Evaluate contract personnel performance
  • Evaluate employee performance
  • Evaluate information from employment interviews
  • Expedite freight movement
  • Explain rules, policies, laws or regulations
  • Explain traffic or transportation situations
  • Follow safety procedures and regulations
  • Handle infectious materials safely according to procedures
  • Hire workers to fill employment needs
  • Implement company or staff policies
  • Implement freight shipping or storage procedures
  • Implement visual flight procedures as conditions allow
  • Improve quality by utilizing Total Quality Management or other quality techniques
  • Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
  • Inspect machinery or equipment to determine damage, defects, adjustments, repairs, and suitability for use
  • Inspect products or systems for regulatory compliance
  • Inspect property for construction, condition, or design
  • Inspect property for damage or deterioration
  • Inspect vehicle body to determine extent of damages and repairs needed
  • Interview job applicants
  • Inventory items to be reordered or returned
  • Inventory stock to ensure adequate supplies
  • Investigate customer complaints
  • Issue supplies, materials, or equipment
  • Judge terrain conditions for vehicle or equipment operation
  • Locate sources of supply for purchasing
  • Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
  • Maintain flight records or logs
  • Maintain inventory of office supplies or forms
  • Maintain parts inventory
  • Maintain record of organization expenses
  • Maintain safe work environment
  • Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
  • Manage individual and organizational contracts
  • Manage inventories or supplies
  • Manage material resources
  • Manage operational budgets
  • Manage organizational programs
  • Manage project life cycle
  • Measure internal and external transportation, delivery, or distribution performance
  • Measure items, parcels, materials, and products
  • Measure products or materials
  • Monitor equipment or machine operation to detect problems
  • Monitor operations to verify conformance to standards
  • Monitor project risk mitigation plan
  • Monitor project scope guidelines
  • Monitor public transportation and transit systems operation
  • Monitor railroad vehicle or equipment operation
  • Monitor repairs or maintenance to enforce standards
  • Monitor variables affecting route activities
  • Move materials or goods between work areas
  • Negotiate business contracts
  • Negotiate labor agreements
  • Observe loading of freight to ensure crew compliance with procedures
  • Observe vehicular or pedestrian traffic
  • Obtain flight information from dispatcher
  • Offer purchase, repair, or modification recommendations of furnishings or equipment
  • Operate cargo handling gear
  • Operate highway passenger or transport vehicles
  • Operate material moving, loading, or unloading equipment
  • Order supplies, materials, or equipment
  • Organize reference materials
  • Orient new employees
  • Oversee activities related to dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles
  • Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
  • Oversee marine cargo handling
  • Oversee work progress to verify safety or conformance to standards
  • Package goods for shipment or storage
  • Perform clerical duties such as typing, accepting orders, or sorting mail
  • Perform safety inspection
  • Perform sales calls to solicit new business
  • Prepare business, operational, or managerial reports
  • Prepare enterprise level project plans
  • Prepare technical or scientific reports
  • Promote organizational personnel
  • Provide customer service
  • Purchase supplies, materials, or equipment
  • Read technical, operating, service, or repair manuals or publications
  • Recommend improvements to work methods or procedures
  • Repair commercial transportation equipment
  • Resolve customer or public complaints
  • Resolve worker or organizational conflicts or grievances
  • Respond to employee or worker concerns
  • Respond to in-flight data
  • Review arrival or departure schedules
  • Review schedules to obtain cargo loading information
  • Review switching or train orders
  • Review traffic routing or control plans
  • Route freight shipments
  • Schedule air or surface pickup, delivery, or distribution of product
  • Schedule facility or property maintenance
  • Schedule production or work to meet deadlines
  • Solve administrative problems in the workplace
  • Supervise subordinate personnel or contractors
  • Take customer orders
  • Terminate employment of employees or contractors
  • Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
  • Track facility or production costs
  • Transport cargo
  • Transport passengers
  • Verify cargo against shipping papers
  • Weigh products or materials
  • Write administrative procedures services manual
  • Write project charter

  • Support
    - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
  • Working Conditions
    - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.


Hazardous material protective apparel: Personal protective equipment;

Laser fax machine: Laser facsimile machines;

Photocopiers: Photocopiers;

Special purpose telephones: Multi-line telephone systems;


Analytical or scientific software: Optimization software;

Calendar and scheduling software: Scheduling software;

Data base reporting software: SAP BusinessObjects software;

Data base user interface and query software: Microsoft SQL Server; Database software; Microsoft Access;

Electronic mail software: Email software; Microsoft Outlook;

Enterprise resource planning ERP software: Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne; SAP ERP Operations; Transtek Compass ERP; Enterprise resource planning ERP software; Microsoft Dynamics AX; Infor ERP Baan;

Graphics or photo imaging software: Microsoft Visio;

Inventory management software: Inventory control software;

Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software: Logisuite Enterprise; Logisuite Forwarder; Materials resource planning MRP software; IntelliTrack 3PL; FedEx Ship Manager; Four Soft 4S VisiLog; Four Soft 4S eLog; ESRI ArcLogistics; 3PL Central; Cadre Technologies Accuplus Integrated Distribution Logistics System; Oracle E-Business Suite Logistics; UPS WorldShip; USPS.com; Warehouse management system WMS software;

Mobile location based services software: Transportation management system TMS software;

Office suite software: Microsoft Office software;

Presentation software: Presentation software; Microsoft PowerPoint;

Project management software: Microsoft Project;

Spreadsheet software: Spreadsheet software; Microsoft Excel;

Word processing software: Microsoft Word;

Related O*NET occupational titles for Logistics Managers include:
  • 11-1021.00 General and Operations Managers
  • 13-1081.00 Logisticians
  • 13-1081.02 Logistics Analysts
  • 13-1081.01 Logistics Engineers
  • 13-1023.00 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
  • 11-3061.00 Purchasing Managers
  • 11-3071.02 Storage and Distribution Managers
  • 11-9199.04 Supply Chain Managers
  • 11-3071.01 Transportation Managers
  • 19-3099.01 Transportation Planners

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** The information in this report may be derived from many sources like O*NET, BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics), OOH (Occupational Outlook Handbook), and Career One Stop.