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​Logistics Technology

What is logistics technology and why is it so important? It’s making sure that products
are transported efficiently and put in the hands of consumers as quickly as possible.
The technology is increasingly critical in a difficult economy where more than ever,
time is money and there’s none of either to waste.

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bureau of Labor Statistics,
logistics is one of America’s largest and fastest growing industries, with more than
$156 billion in annual expenditures that include

  •  equipment
  •  information technology
  •  services to move and store goods
  •  salaries for more than 700,000 workers

Why are UPS, Walmart and Target so successful? One reason is that they understand
how to run logistics operations smoothly, getting products where they need to be in
the shortest time possible.

The world of the logistics professional includes:

  • Transportation and storage of materials and products
  • Supply chain management
  • Computer-based tracking technologies

One technology taught in our Logistics program, Radio Frequency Identification,
applies the same electronic ID used in toll tags and smart cards to product tracking.
RFID tracks inventory time and speed so that vendors can tell exactly where goods are
located, whether in the warehouse or in the supply chain.
The DFW metroplex is one of the largest points of distribution and logistics in the
United States.
Whether you’re looking to earn a degree or certificate, or need specific skills
to advance in your current job, you can learn:

  •  Warehouse and distribution center management
  • Domestic and international transportation management
  • Storage and distribution
  •  Inventory control
  • RFID industrial applications and wireless information system
  • Freight loss and damage claims
  • Materials requirement planning

Logistics Technology Degree and Certificate

Options

Careers in Logistics Technology

 RFID technician/manager
 Transportation, storage and distribution manager
 Production, planning and expediting clerk
 Shipping, receiving and traffic clerk
 Cargo and freight agent

According to America‘s Career Infonet, growth rates and salary ranges in these
related fields in Texas are:


​Job
​Hourly Rate
​Annual Salary
Projected Growth Through 2022
​Cargo and freight agent
​$15.30
​$31,800
​+18%
Production Planning and expediting
​$21.61
​$44,900
​+18%
Transportation, Storage and distribution managers
​$41.76
​$86,900
​+21%