Plan, direct, or coordinate the storage or distribution operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that are engaged in storing or distributing materials or products.
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- Select modes of transportation for the distribution of goods that minimize pollution, such as carbon output or other environmental impacts.
- Identify and implement carbon minimization activities to offset carbon emissions, such as by planting trees, purchasing carbon credits, or purchasing green technologies, such as air filtration or alternative energy vehicles or power.
- Evaluate the environmental implications of new warehouses or distribution networks.
- Evaluate contractors or business partners for operational efficiency or safety or environmental performance records.
- Develop storage and distribution models that include factors such as warehouse locations, customer locations, or available transportation modes to maximize operational efficiency or sustainability.
- Develop or implement plans for storage and distribution activities that emphasize technological solutions for sustainability, such as investment in smart or eco-friendly containers, dynamic distribution networks, warehouse renovations, or fuel efficient fleets.
- Plan or implement environmental training programs and activities.
- Arrange for storage facilities when required.
- Examine products or materials to estimate quantities or weight and type of container required for storage or transport.
- Participate in setting transportation and service rates.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: EC.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Conventional environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Independence and Working Conditions in their jobs.
- 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.
- Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
- 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.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- 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.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- 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.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
In 2013, the average annual wage in Washington was $99,570 with most people making between $57,010 and $148,980
During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 2,690 people in Washington. It is projected that there will be 2,820 employed in 2018.
This occupation will have about 13 openings due to growth and about 77 replacement openings for approximately 90 total annual openings.
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collegeCalifornia State University-Long Beach
collegeCalifornia State University-Los Angeles
onetFirst-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
onetFirst-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
collegeCalifornia State University-Chico
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majorBusiness Administration and Management, General
collegeSan Bernardino Valley College
majorAccounting and Business/Management