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Geography and Environmental ScienceUndergraduate study

Transport logistics manager

Transportation planners are in charge of the logistics within a company to get products to the customer or consumer in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

Planning large scale movements
Planning large scale movements

This role encompasses purchasing, supplier management, warehousing, distribution and customer service. Many people work together to ensure the whole supply chain functions to achieve results.

Typical work activities


  1. This field tends to be open to graduates of any discipline, though geography is often regarded as relevant.
  2. You may want to consider a postgraduate qualification accredited by one of the chartered institutes in this area such as the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

Work experience

Related work experience may be fairly easy to obtain for this career, as warehousing, storage, retail and administration are all relevant to the sector and can be used to gain valuable experience

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