Supply and Warehousing Managers

Military Career

General Information

Description

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.

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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.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • Truck Transportation
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Warehousing and Storage
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Supply and Warehousing Managers in the Military

29,125

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Salary

Average Salary

$97,827

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 50%
  • High school 20%
  • Some college 8%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • Post baccalaureate 4%
  • Less than high school 4%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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 proceduresProcedures for shipping, receiving, storing and issuing stock Movement, storage, and maintenance of ammunitionProcedures for handling medical and food suppliesAcquisition, finance, and procurement proceduresFiscal proceduresField supply managementInventory management and configuration management (CMPlus)Property managementTransportation of freight

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Clerical
  • Transportation
  • Administration and Management
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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