Supply chain logistics is the process of getting products from one location to another. This four-week course provides the foundational-level knowledge needed to understand the world of supply chain and earn MSCC’s Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certificate.

In-demand Statewide Ranking

Certification: MSSC (Manufacturing Skill Standards Council) Certified Logistics Associate

Possible Job Titles: Shipping, Receiving, & Traffic Clerks; Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers; Production Clerks; Transportation & Distribution Managers

10 Year Projected Job Openings (2016-2026): 23,793

Indiana Average Salary for entry position: $31,300.00

Logistics FAQ's

Supply chain logistics has a huge impact on both the domestic and global economy. Products have no value to the manufacturer or the consumer unless they can be delivered in a safe and timely manner. Due to the growing complex nature of supply chain logistics and increasing customer demands, workers are needed with a better understanding of the global supply chain, improved problem solving abilities, and basic computer skills. This type of employment is generally full time. It may require physical strength and flexibility, as well as the ability to work as a team member. There are many opportunities for advancement to higher management positions in this career field.

  • Pack and unpack items to be stocked on shelves in stockrooms, warehouses, or storage yards.

  • Store items in an orderly and accessible manner in warehouses, tool rooms, supply rooms, or other areas.

  • Examine and inspect stock items for wear or defects, and report any damage

  • Receive and count stock items, and record data manually or on computer.

  • Mark stock items, using identification tags, stamps, electric marking tools, or other labeling equipment.

  • Verify inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigate discrepancies or adjust errors.

  • Issue or distribute materials, products, parts, and supplies to customers or coworkers, based on information from incoming requisitions.

  • Provide assistance or direction to other stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard workers.

  • Dispose of damaged or defective items, or return them to vendors.

  • Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, and storage areas to ensure compliance with safety regulations.

Learn more about the roles/duties of a career in the Logistics and Supply Chain industry in the quick video.

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