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Connecting Markets and People

International logistics professionals work in many fields, and there is no one-size-fits-all job description. In the commercial arena, international logistics may involve procurement teams who find raw materials and ship them to manufacturing plants in countries where businesses take advantage of low labor costs. 

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When products are complete, logisticians step in again and transport goods to distribution centers, where they are channeled to retail centers to meet consumer demand. Some logisticians manage the entire journey of products from a head office, while others oversee one piece of the pipeline. Warehouse managers, truck drivers, air freight specialists and shipping and receiving personnel are all part of a logistics team.

The San Ysidro Port of Entry is the world’s busiest land border crossing, and professionals are needed to handle the logistics of these goods. Not only are logistics utilized by a wide variety of institutions (everything from global corporations to city governments), the transportation and logistics industry is made up of many different parts that perform very different functions.

Southwestern College prepares students for international trade-related clerical and administrative positions and for trade-related careers in:

  • Warehousing
  • Distribution
  • Transportation
  • Inventory Supply Chain Management

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