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Logistics Technology

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:

  • equipment
  • information technology
  • services to move and store goods
  • salaries for more than 700,000 workers

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:

  • Transportation and storage of materials and products
  • Supply chain management
  • Computer-based tracking technologies

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:

  • Warehouse and distribution center management
  • Domestic and international transportation management
  • Storage and distribution
  • Inventory control
  • Production
  • RFID industrial applications and wireless information system
  • Freight loss and damage claims
  • Materials requirement planning
  • Transportation

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations lists logistics manager as a high-growth area this year, projecting 1,280 job openings at an average salary of $43.89 per hour.

America’s Career Infonet projects job growth increase through 2022 of 33 percent for cargo and freight agents; 21 percent for transportation and distribution managers; and 18 percent for expediting clerks.

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Logistics Degree and Certificate Options

Cedar Valley and North Lake colleges.

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