Logistics and Supply Chain Management
What is the logistics program?
Logistics is the movement of supplies, material, and people from one place to another to satisfy a corporate and consumer requirement. It includes inventory management, quality control, purchasing, operations management, and much more. All businesses rely on logistics professionals to keep their inventory moving.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management is one of the 50 fastest growing career fields, according to the U.S. News and World Report. With Palo Alto College's 60-hour degree plan and three certificates, you could be on your way to one of the most rewarding and stable careers in the world.
The program covers the foundational areas of logistics and supply chain and develops students' ability to think critically and solve real-world problems. Students learn negotiation tactics and receive exposure to supply chain analytics, both desirable skills for employers.
In 2020, Palo Alto College’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management program was named one of the top online logistics programs in the nation by Intelligent.com, a student-focused comprehensive research guide.
Logistics Careers & Employment
Transportation – Traffic or Freight Manager, Dispatch Supervisor, or Load Planners, Rail Operations & Planning Specialist Route Managers
Warehousing/Distribution – Supervisor Warehouse Combo, Inventory Specialist, Warehouse Supervisor, Dock Coordinator, Materials Manager
Manufacturing – Production Manager, Operations Supervisor or Logistics Engineer, Operations Manager, Quality Assurance Technician
Purchasing – Buyer Expediter, Customer Service Supervisor, Entry-Level Buyer
Why get a degree in Logistics?
Jobs are available at almost every educational level; however, a degree can often make the difference when it comes to qualifying for leadership positions. Entry-level logistics managers with college degrees earn between $40,000 – $60,000 per year. Senior-level logistics managers can earn over $500,000 per year.