Logistics, Supply Chain & Transportation Specialists & Managers

Managers in transportation operations plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of transportation companies such as railways, airlines, bus lines, municipal transit systems, shipping lines and trucking companies, under the direction of a general manager or other senior manager. They may also work in freight traffic planning, responsible for the transportation and movement of goods. They are employed by transportation, freight forwarding and shipping companies and by transportation departments of companies in retail and manufacturing sectors and utilities. (National Occupational Classification)

This occupational profile includes specialists and managers in Logistics, Supply Chain, Transportation or Traffic.  For information on other supply chain occupations, such as Purchasing Officer and Manufacturing Manager, select the links to the right.

Occupational Profile

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Education

Managers and specialists in Logistics, Supply Chain and Transportation may come from a variety of business, technical or other backgrounds.  The departments listed below offer courses in supply chain and transportation at the University of Manitoba.

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Date modified: June 11, 2018