Transportation, distribution, and logistics workers move people and products by road, air, rail, and water. You might work as a driver, pilot, engineer, or captain.
You might repair or maintain the vehicles, trains, planes, and ships that move people and products. Or, you might work behind the scenes to make sure the products and people get to the right place on time.
Also, workers in the distribution, logistics, and supply chain management field make sure that goods and services get into the hands of consumers. The logistics industry is an important driver of economic growth and development.
All types of businesses, big and small, need logistics managers to help with inventory and accounts receivable. A small business may have one person in charge of these duties, while large corporations have entire logistics and supply chain departments.
Manufacturing is by far the largest industry employing logisticians, with over 40% of logisticians working in some field of manufacturing.