Global Logistics & Distribution

Passaic County Technical Institute logistics and distribution students standing in front of FedEx plane on a tour of the FedEx facilities at Newark Liberty International Airport and Port Newark

New Jersey’s strategic location on the East Coast makes it a critical hub for transportation, distribution and logistics.

Many worldwide global logistics firms have major facilities here. They need drivers, fork-lift operators and delivery people, but they also need people with the skills to create and maintain highly-technical systems that run this industry.

XX percent of the jobs in our state involve enabling the movement of goods and people, and county vocational-technical schools are becoming a key part of the workforce development pipeline for jobs in global logistics and distribution services.

Here are some of the career pathways in this industry:

  • Computer programmer
  • Logistics analyst
  • Loss prevention manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Supply chain manager
  • Transportation, Storage and Distribution Manager
    • Industrial engineer
    • Logistics engineer
    • IT specialist
    • Operations research analyst
    • Systems analyst
      Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools global logistics students learning to use inventory technology
      Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools global logistics students learning how to create spreadsheets
      A FedEx staff member and business partner volunteer explains global logistics and distribution software to a Passaic County Technical Institute student

      For students and parents:

      To see the global logistics and distribution programs offered by the county vocational-technical school in your county, find your school.

      For more information on careers in global logistics and distribution:

      Check out videos on various career pathways in transportation, distribution and logistics at NJCareerConnections.

      O*Net Online has comprehensive information on all types of jobs, including surveys that help people find careers they might enjoy. has information on many different career opportunities in logistics and supply chain management. This seems like one guy’s site, not an industry endorsed resource.