Warehouse Logistics

What Does a Career in Warehouse Logistics Look Like?

Warehouse logistics involves all the policies, procedures, and organizational tools necessary to keep warehouse operations running smoothly. By using established procedures to keep the warehouse well organized and inventoried, the worker or manager helps maintain efficient operations for shipping, receiving, and storage.

This field requires physical stamina, good organizational skills, and record-keeping ability, and positions may require long hours or weekend work.

Types of Jobs

  • Warehouse worker
  • Warehouse manager
  • Distribution manager
  • Inventory manager
  • Logistics coordinator
  • Supply chain coordinator
  • Transport manager
  • Forklift operator
  • Machine operator
  • Warehouse clerk
  • Warehouse packer

Requirements

  • Educational requirements vary by employer
  • Machine operation such as a forklift may be required
  • Basic computer skills may be required

Tip

Experience with technology can be helpful as the field becomes more automated. Basic computer skills and knowledge of programs for warehouse operations, supply chain software, or automated inventory systems can help individuals advance in this field.

Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers for warehouse workers are expected to increase by 5% from 2018 to 2028.

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