Logistics and Distribution

As a natural outgrowth of its rich manufacturing history, the Triad region is home to many outstanding Logistics & Distribution operations. After all, once products were manufactured, they had to be shipped. And before they were manufactured, raw materials and parts had to be brought in. Serving those needs, the region has an excellent road, rail and air infrastructure, and the region's location makes it easy to distribute anywhere in the eastern United States in one day.

But Logistics & Distribution is so much more than loading a truck or rail car and hitting the road. The global economy and sophisticated supply chain management require the state-of-the-art Logistics & Distribution companies and techniques. Road, rail, airplane, cargo ships and even delivery of "virtual" products and services demand timely and 100 percent accurate delivery.

Within the Logistics & Distribution cluster, there are a wide range of jobs from designing to planning to carry out the Logistics & Distribution for products and services. A large number of jobs can translate into marketable skills in this area from international business experience (including military) to supply chain management to office and management jobs. Because Logistics & Distribution is an essential part of Advanced Manufacturing, the two clusters have a number of jobs that can draw people from either field.

Logistics & Distribution is one of the most exciting and essential areas for growth in our global economy. Click here to listen to comments from people working in Logistics & Distribution.

The region is fortunate to have many excellent educational organizations and training providers who can prepare you for a career in Logistics & Distribution.

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Logistics & Distribution Career Lattice




    Featured Career - Logistics & Distribution
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Logistics Coordinator

Salary Range: Median - $25,700
Education offered at: Davidson CC (Courses), Forsyth CC (AAS, Dip, Cert), NCAT (BS), Randolph CC (AAS, Dip), UNCG-JSNN (BS, Cert), WFU (BS), WSSU (BS, Cert*)
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