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Business Administration and Economics

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Welcome to the Business Administration Logistics page. Logistics is a very wide-ranging field. You're probably already familiar with some of these terminologies: supply-chain management, outsourcing, storage and distribution, transportation management, customs, customer service, and freight-forwarding. Well, this is only a sampling of the many interesting topics, and careers that you will learn about as you study the Logistics value chain. If you would like to get a broader perspective as to the scope of this field, check out the definitions at Logistics World.

As you probably have figured out, Logistics is not a new business concept. It has been an integral Management function for centuries. Think about it--historical observers attribute the inability of Napoleon to capture Moscow, back in 1861, to the fact that he did not have an operationally adequate supply chain (poor Logistics Management).

So why so much "new" emphasis on this field?

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Think Globally
Even though every business operation (domestic or international) has placed renewed emphasis on Logistics Management, globalization has brought huge new demands on the international movement of goods and services (which is what we consider as part of our International Business program).



Within our local southern California area, we live in one of the premier worldwide hubs of goods movement. The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are ranked 3rd in the world in goods movement (tonnage) with an air, ground (rail/truck) and processing (storage/distribution) infrastructure to match.

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Watch a Harbor Pilot guide a loaded container ship into the Port of Long Beach. (9:12 min.)
Part 1 of 5: Discovery Channel - Extreme Engineering: Container Ships series.


Course Offerings

Our objective in the Logistics curriculum is to:

  • Aid students seeking to enter or retrain for work in the Logistics profession.
  • Meet the needs of students seeking to transfer into a Logistics or International Business program at a four-year university.
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Long Beach City College is proud to bring you access to
Virtual Job Shadow Link

Through the use of streaming video technology, provides a behind-the-scenes look at life on the job. Each career profile is comprised of a 2-5 min video of a behind-the-scenes, "day-in-the-life" video, interactive video questions/ answers, and relevant text information so that you can make educated decisions about their future. Here you will find12 different career profiles in the Logistics industry.

Just click the image link above, watch the introduction by Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, and then click the 'Continue' button to move to the job profile videos page.

Informational Links
Click on the image links below to move to that page and/or click on links in the site description.
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LBCC Office of Economic & Workforce Development

Workforce Development services at LBCC consist of training programs that prepare our students for today's workforce. The programs serve adult learners, as well as post-secondary students, by preparing them for employment in a variety of areas that require well-developed technical skills.

CSULB - Global Logistics Specialist
Professional Designation Program
The Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) program is a ship-to-shelf training solution for those involved in the international movement of goods. Through innovative delivery methods and extensive class participation and involvement, you will work with and solve real transportation issues.
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Port of Long Beach - Homepage
More cargo and containers move through the Port of Long Beach than any other United States seaport .
The Port or Long Beach is recognized internationally as one of the world's best seaports and locally as a partner dedicated to helping the community thrive.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our communities by serving as a world leader in international goods movement, environmental stewardship and economic prosperity.
Our workers make Long Beach and Southern California a better place to live and work. If you want a job that matters, we are looking for talented, energetic and dedicated individuals to join our team. Check out our Career Videos page and our Port Scholarship page.
Watch a Crane Operator Unload a Container Ship.
(9:34 min.) Part 3 of 5: Discovery Channel - Extreme Engineering: Container Ships series.
Watch Loading Trains (8:26 min.) Part 4 of 5: Discovery Channel - Extreme Engineering: Container Ships series.
Watch the video A Day in the Life of a Container. (At this POLB page, click the down arrow, choose this video, and then click the Go button.)
Check out the Port of Long Beach News Archive page, too.

CSUDH - Global Logistics and Supply Chain
Management Program (24 units)
This program is designed to produce professionals in the field of logistics, supply chain management, and transportation. Global Logistics and supply chain management deals with managing the flow of material from suppliers of a business firm, through its facilities, and on to its customers all over the world. Check out our
Career Opportunity and Salary Information page.



Find careers in Logistics, Supply Chain, Transportation, Freight Forwarding, 3PL, Distribution, Purchasing & Manufacturing. Search Logistics Jobs by category and city; register and post your resume; view our Weekly job alert; get resume writing advice and assistance.

Logistics World
is your guide to web sites related to logistics, logistics management, freight, transportation, supply chain management, warehousing, distribution, maintenance, manufacturing, management, travel, tourism, reliability, business, and quality sites.
See our Logistics Jobs page.

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City of Long Beach - Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network
With emphasis on job skills assessment, career coaching, and specific skill development, we help you develop and/or improve your skills and get the best job possible; specifically designed for job seekers, students, case managers, employers, training providers, workforce professionals, and others seeking benefits and services. Our Network partners share resources, simplify access to services, and help you make the most of your career transition.
Don't miss our Careers in Demand page.
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California Employment Development Department - Occupation Profile
For job seekers looking for work or seeking to change their career, research jobs in your area at the Occupation Profile page.

BNSF Railway - Career Paths
For more than 150 years, BNSF Railway has been quietly delivering cars, coal, clothing, and nearly anything else found in homes and businesses. BNSF offers well-marked career paths that provide a lifetime of opportunities and personal satisfaction, providing a logical succession of occupations that build on experiences gained throughout the railroad.
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LBCC Office of Economic & Workforce Development

The Office of Economic & Workforce Development services at LBCC consist of training programs that prepare our students for employment in a variety of areas that require well-developed technical skills. The goal of Workforce Development at LBCC is to provide responsive, flexible and cost-effective workforce development services to employers and citizens of Long Beach and neighboring cities.
The Office of Economic Development supports programs in the following strategic priority areas:
Advanced Transportation
Center for Training and Professional Development
Center for International Trade Development
Workplace Learning Resource Center


Careeronestop - Occupation Profile: Logistician
Your source for employment information, inspiration, and tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.

Institute for Supply Mangaement
Founded in 1915, the Institute for Supply Management(ISM) is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM's mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education. Check out the ISM Career Center page.
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The Inbound Logistics site is a resource for business professionals looking to use logistics for a competitive advantage. Download exclusive digital content from Inbound Logistics in PDF format, including the 2008 Logistics Planner profiles, our latest Global Logistics Guide, and more. Business logistics leaders around the globe use the Digital Edition of the Logistics Planner in PDF format all year long to find solutions to their trade, transportation, and logistics and supply chain challenges.

This product was funded by a grant awarded under the President's Community-Based Job Training Grants as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment & Training Administration. The information contained in this product was created by a grantee organization and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. All references to non-governmental companies or organizations, their services, products, or resources are offered for informational purposes and should not be construed as an endorsement by the Department of Labor. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it and is intended for individual organizational, non-commercial use only.


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