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Supply and Warehousing Managers

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

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.

  • Military Status

    Officer, Enlisted

  • Average Military Salary

    $97,331

Overview

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. Learn more about becoming an officer, here.

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:

Helpful Attributes

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

Related Civilian Careers

  • Packers and Packagers, Hand, Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers, Hand, Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerks, Order Clerks, Logisticians, Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products, Storage and Distribution Managers, Transportation Managers, Purchasing Managers, General and Operations Managers