What is logistics and why is it so important? It’s making sure that products are transported efficiently and put in the hands of consumers as quickly as possible. The technology is increasingly critical in a difficult economy where more than ever, time is money and there’s none of either to waste.
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bureau of Labor Statistics, logistics is one of America’s largest and fastest growing industries, with more than $156 billion in annual expenditures that include:
Why are UPS, Walmart and Target so successful? One reason is that they understand how to run logistics operations smoothly, getting products where they need to be in the shortest time possible.
The world of the logistics professional includes:
The DFW metroplex is one of the largest points of distribution and logistics in the United States.
Whether you’re looking to earn a degree or certificate, or need specific skills to advance in your current job, you can learn:
Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas's targeted occupations lists logistics manager as a high-growth area this year, projecting 1,420 job openings at an average salary of $46.93 per hour.
CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth of 26 percent for cargo and freight agents; 20 percent for transportation and distribution managers; and 15 percent for expediting clerks through 2024 in Texas.
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The logistics program has formed a logistics/supply chain club that meets twice a month. The club is an opportunity to interact with fellow students and others in the industry. The club offers guest speakers and tours that help with your learning process and networking opportunities. For more information please email Prof. Jeffrey Wendt at:
degree and certificate options at North Lake.
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