Logistics, Supply Chain & Transportation Specialists & Managers
Learn about this occupation – including typical duties, education required, salary and job outlook information, job boards and more.
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.
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis: Traffic Manager
- Sokanu - occupational information and videos: Logistician
- Sokanu - occupational information and videos: Supply Chain Manager
- Sokanu - occupational information and videos: Cargo & Freight Agent
- Careers in the Supply Chain - Supply Chain Canada
- People in Supply Chain - supply chain videos from CSCSC
- Profiles from AgCareers.com: Supply Chain Manager
- Profiles from AgCareers.com: Production Manager
- Profiles from AgCareers.com: Shipping Coordinator
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.
U of M Academic Calendar
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Faculty and Department Homepages
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- Asper School of Business - Faculty of Management
- Bachelor of Commerce major in Logistics & Supply Chain Management
- Masters of Supply Chain Management & Logistics (MSCM)
- Certificate in Logistics - Transportation Institute, in partnership with Red River College
- Agribusiness & Agricultural Economics - Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences
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Labour market information
Labour market information (LMI) informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S.)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S.): Logisticians
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S.): Transportation Managers
- Careers in Supply Chain Management - Job Outlook, Salary, Skills in Demand info from SCMA
- Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council (CSCSC) LMI Portal
- CSCSC HR Study - information on education, credentials and employee satisfaction
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA)
- Manitoba branch
- Canadian Institute of Traffic & Transportation (CITT)
- American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
- Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (U.S.)
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council
- Canadian Logistics Institute - corporate members
- Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association - member directory
- Manitoba Trucking Association - member companies
- Transportation Intermediaries Association (North America)
- APICS Corporate Members
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