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Storage and Distribution Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the storage or distribution operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that are engaged in storing or distributing materials or products.   (O'Net 11-3071.02)

 
Reported job titles:   Ammunition Storage Superintendent, Building Supervisor, Bulk Plant Manager, Cold Storage Supervisor, Compressor Stations Superintendent, Customer Service Manager   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
    for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers which includes:
                          - Transportation Managers
                          - Storage and Distribution Managers
                          - Logistics Managers
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 27.88   $ 33.01   $ 38.48   $ 51.30   $ 63.76   $ 42.59  
    Yearly $57,980   $68,670   $80,030   $106,710   $132,610   $88,600  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 30.94   $ 33.51   $ 40.66   $ 54.24   $ 64.03   $ 44.33  
    Yearly $64,350   $69,710   $84,580   $112,830   $133,190   $92,200  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 23.55   $ 31.81   $ 36.60   $ 45.78   $ 69.97   $ 40.89  
    Yearly $48,990   $66,170   $76,130   $95,210   $145,530   $85,060  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 22.87   $ 34.74   $ 41.94   $ 50.16   $ 57.78   $ 41.41  
    Yearly $47,580   $72,260   $87,240   $104,340   $120,170   $86,120  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers which includes:
                                  - Transportation Managers
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 136 147 0.8% 4
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers which includes:
                                - Transportation Managers
                                - Storage and Distribution Managers
                                - Logistics Managers
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Truck transportation 9.8%
    Warehousing and storage 8.3%
    Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods 8.2%
    Federal government, all industries 7.3%
    Management of companies and enterprises 6.8%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Storage and Distribution Managers
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  • Prepare and manage departmental budgets.
     
  • Supervise the activities of workers engaged in receiving, storing, testing, and shipping products or materials.
     
  • Interview, select, and train warehouse and supervisory personnel.
     
  • Plan, develop, or implement warehouse safety and security programs and activities.
     
  • Prepare or direct preparation of correspondence, reports, and operations, maintenance, and safety manuals.
     
  • Issue shipping instructions and provide routing information to ensure that delivery times and locations are coordinated.
     
  • Confer with department heads to coordinate warehouse activities, such as production, sales, records control, or purchasing.
     
  • Review invoices, work orders, consumption reports, or demand forecasts to estimate peak delivery periods and to issue work assignments.
     
  • Inspect physical conditions of warehouses, vehicle fleets, or equipment and order testing, maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
     
  • Schedule or monitor air or surface pickup, delivery, or distribution of products or materials.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Storage and Distribution Managers  updated June 2008
     


    Knowledge
    for Storage and Distribution Managers
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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.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
     
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Storage and Distribution Managers  updated June 2008
     


    Skills
    for Storage and Distribution Managers
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
     
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
     
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Storage and Distribution Managers  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Storage and Distribution Managers  updated June 2008
     


    Work Activities
    for Storage and Distribution Managers
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  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others - Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates - Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources - Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
     
  • Developing and Building Teams - Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Storage and Distribution Managers  updated June 2008
     


    Interests
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  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Storage and Distribution Managers  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Storage and Distribution Managers  updated June 2008
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
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  • 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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    source: Occupational Information Network: Storage and Distribution Managers  updated June 2008
     


    Schools
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.
     
    • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations.
     
    • Business Administration and Management, General.
     
    • Business/Commerce, General.
     
    • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
     
    • Transportation/Mobility Management.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Storage and Distribution Managers 
     

     
     
     
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