What does a Logistics Supervisor do?

Logistics managers are responsible for planning, coordinating, and monitoring logistics operations such as warehousing, inventory, transportation, and supply chain processes. Logistics managers typically supervise a team of warehouse staff or other logistics specialists. Sometimes they are in charge of a particular region.

Most logistics managers have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as supply chain management, logistics and transportation, or business administration. Logistics managers typically have strong organizational and leadership skills.

  • Manage inventory as well as warehouse, transportation, and other logistics processes
  • Develop new strategies to streamline processes and reduce cost
  • Ensure that quality, quantity, customer satisfaction, and financial commitments are met
  • Perform metrics reporting and data analysis tasks to identify issues and opportunities for process improvements
  • Partner and communicate with manufacturers, suppliers, and customers
  • Manage and develop logistics staff
  • Create and manage budgets
  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, operations, logistics, business administration, transportation, or engineering
  • 5+ years of experience working in logistics, warehouse, or transportation operations
  • Firm grasp of supply chain, inventory, distribution, business, and management principles
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to manage, coach, and provide training for direct reports
  • Exceptional organizational and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of logistics and inventory software
EducationGED / High School Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Logistics Supervisor Salaries

Average Base Pay

$52,363 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $52K
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Logistics Supervisor Career Path

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Big 5 Sporting GoodsBig 5 Sporting Goods
Relief Manager
Sep 14, 2021

“This is a great place to work to start a career and get trained in retail management.”

Möbius Technology
Export Manager
Sep 4, 2020

“Comfortable hours and close to me”

Harbor Freight ToolsHarbor Freight Tools
Logistics Supervisor
Jun 12, 2021

“Opportunity for overtime just about every week which boosts your paycheck from its alright pay rate to a pretty good rate for retail.”

Operations and Logistics Manager
May 3, 2021

“Coworkers typically nice and good to work with.”

Sales Logistics Manager
Nov 3, 2020

“Slow career path progress and not enough visibility on future moves.”

Collins AerospaceCollins Aerospace
Logistics Manager
Mar 9, 2021

“Safety score was good but not part of culture”

US Department of DefenseUS Department of Defense
Logistics Manager
Oct 20, 2020

“Benefit and knowing job security”

B&H WorldwideB&H Worldwide
Station Manager
May 10, 2021

“Great career opportunities and a team you enjoy working with”

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