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What is logistics technology 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:
One technology taught in our Logistics program, Radio Frequency Identification, applies the same electronic ID used in toll tags and smart cards to product tracking. RFID tracks inventory time and speed so that vendors can tell exactly where goods are located, whether in the warehouse or in the supply chain.
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 1,280 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.
See more about careers in Logistics Technology.
North Lake College is the only one of the seven colleges of DCCCD to offer the Logistics program.
See all degree and certificate options.