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Supply and Warehousing Managers

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

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Work Environment

Supply and warehousing managers usually work in offices and warehouses. At times, they may be exposed to loud noise from machines and equipment.

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  • Average Military Salary



Supply and warehousing managers determine requirements for, and arrangement of, storage facilities. They supervise all warehousing operations from receipt and storage to issue and shipment of materials. They review operational requirements, determine stock availability, and estimate lead time required for procurement and availability of funds.

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for supply and warehousing managers primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training topics relate to handling and storing stock, and may include:

  • Stock control and accounting procedures
  • Procedures for shipping, receiving, storing and issuing stock
  • Movement, storage, and maintenance of ammunition
  • Procedures for handling medical and food supplies
  • Acquisition, finance, and procurement procedures
  • Fiscal procedures
  • Field supply management
  • Inventory management and configuration management (CMPlus)
  • Property management
  • Transportation of freight

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely
  • Interest in planning and directing the work of others

Related Civilian Careers

  • Procurement Clerks
  • Shipping, Receiving and Inventory Clerks
  • Cargo and Freight Agents
  • Production, Planning and Expediting Clerks
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Logisticians