Distribution & Logistics

Program Description

The program prepares students for careers in warehousing, transportation and materials management. Distribution and logistics focuses on the movement of people, materials and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water. Students will use software programs. They will learn to develop a systematic plan to achieve effective inventory management (EIM). This is the result of outstanding inventory control and inventory management. Inventory control is managing the inventory already in the warehouse, stockroom or store. This entails knowing what products are “out there” and how much there is of each item. It is about knowing exactly how to locate each piece of each product in the warehouse. Inventory control means ensuring that all inventory remains in salable or usable condition. It is also about storing products to cut the cost of filling customer orders.

Inventory management is about determining when to order products and how much to order. It is also about deciding the most effective source of supply for each item in each warehouse. The goal is to ensure to have the right quantity of the right item in the right location at the right time. Inventory management includes all the activities of forecasting and replenishment.

The CTE students also learn how to move inventory from location to location.

Students in the program will apply their knowledge and skills in industry work experiences. The CTE Department may structure the field experience. This may include laboratory-based, paid or unpaid work experiences for students.

Course Content

  • Shop Safety
  • Material Handling
  • Inventory & Quality Control
  • Record Keeping Systems
  • Budget
  • Operating a Fork Lift
  • Commercial Drivers License
  • Warehouse & Distribution Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Trade & Globalization

Business and Industry Partners

Amazon · Averitt · Briggs Equipment · Crown Lift Trucks · DHL · FedEx · FedEx Trade Networks · Fred Haas Toyota · GMX · Gulf States Toyota · Huntsman · JETCO · MORSCO · Old Dominion · Port of Houston · Staff Solve/Staff Logistics · UPS

College Partners

Lone Star College

Program of Study

Industry Certifications

  • Certified Logistics Technician
  • Certified Logistics Associate
  • Commercial Drivers License
  • Forklift Operator

Possible Career Pathways

  • Forklift Operator
  • Logistics Manager
  • Commercial Driver
  • Crane & Tower Operator
  • Distribution & Logistics Manager
  • Operations/Warehouse Manager
  • Urban & Regional Planner
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Transportation Analyst/Managers
  • Maritime Logistician
  • Train Depot Managers

*Median Pay Per Year

$34,830 – $92,460
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Website: bls.gov/ooh

*The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median Pay Per Year range includes occupations listed on Bureau of Labor Statistics.

HS Endorsement: Business & Industry
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Principles of Distribution & Logistics Management of Transportation Systems Distribution and Logistics Practicum in Distribution and Logistics