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Plan, direct, or coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, or planning services. Manage logistics personnel and logistics systems and direct daily operations.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Special purpose telephones
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  • Photocopiers
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  • Laser fax machine
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  • Hazardous material protective apparel
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
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  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
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  • Data base user interface and query software
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  • Electronic mail software
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  • Presentation software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Train shipping department personnel in roles or responsibilities regarding global logistics strategies.
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  • Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records.
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  • Recommend purchase of new or improved technology, such as automated systems.
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  • Implement specific customer requirements, such as internal reporting or customized transportation metrics.
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  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues.
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  • Develop risk management programs to ensure continuity of supply in emergency scenarios.
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  • Plan or implement improvements to internal or external logistics systems or processes.
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  • Recommend optimal transportation modes, routing, equipment, or frequency.
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  • Participate in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification, or performance evaluation.
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  • Negotiate transportation rates or services.
  •  Skills
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
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  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
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  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
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  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
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  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
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     Education & Training
      Education:   Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
      Related Experience:   A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $116,757.00 $56.13  $35.48  $39.59 - $64.71 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $137,849.00 $66.28  $36.03  $40.61 - $81.39 
    Danbury $136,063.00 $65.42  $39.70  $43.73 - $78.60 
    Hartford $101,553.00 $48.82  $34.01  $37.76 - $57.87 
    New Haven $117,777.00 $56.62  $39.83  $44.25 - $65.13 
    New London/Norwich $100,491.00 $48.32  $32.36  $37.55 - $57.91 
    Waterbury $88,654.00 $42.62  $30.84  $34.62 - $49.20 
    Torrington $119,890.00 $57.64  $34.90  $36.97 - $53.30 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2014 - 2024 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   32
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
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