Industry Snapshot

Supply Chain Management spans all the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption. Supply Chain Management encompasses distribution, warehousing and logistics.

Big businesses and small businesses all need logistics … without supply chain, commerce doesn’t happen.

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management industry provides ever-growing career opportunities, with highly qualified people needed by virtually every company and government. The logistics industry is among the fastest-growing industries in Florida. A variety of career opportunities are available in the areas of logistics, distribution, inventory control, purchasing and quality control. Average entry level wage in the logistics and distribution industry is significantly higher than other industries in Florida, $48,000 as compared to $36,000.

You’ve Got Options

The Supply Chain & Logistics industry offers a variety of positions and careers:

  • Analyst
  • Distribution Manager
  • Inventory Control Manager
  • Logistician
  • Production Manager
  • Transportation Manager
  • Warehouse Operations Manager

It PAYS to stay in school:

Logistics professionals with a college degree earn over 40% more than those with only a high school diploma. The 2011 median salary for Supply Chain and Logistics professionals was $91,000. Florida alone employs over 2 million Supply Chain & Logistics professionals.