Supply Chain Management

Nashville's location is unmatched for distribution, market research and competitive and affordable transportation costs. The area is centrally located, allowing businesses to reach domestic and international locations with ease and affordability. The Nashville area has become a “who’s who” of top logistics and distribution firms, such as Nissan, Amazon, Under Armour, Bridgestone Americas, Asurion, Dell, Gap and Ingram Content Group. The large number of distribution operations located here means there is a large pool of workers who understand the distribution business. Download our distribution and trade brochure.

Nashville Region's Supply Chain Operations

  • Nissan North America
  • Bridgestone Americas
  • GAP, Inc
  • A.O. Smith Corp.
  • Amazon
  • Ingram Content Group Inc.
  • GEODIS
  • Electrolux Home Products

*note- not all listed

Distribution Advantages

  • 3 Interstates converge
  • Low labor costs
  • Central time zone
  • Skilled workforce
  • Available workforce
  • Transportation hub
  • Right-to-work state
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Supply Chain Industry Workforce

SOURCE: emsi, 2020
OCCUPATION NASHVILLE # OF EMPLOYEES AUSTIN # OF EMPLOYEES ATLANTA # OF EMPLOYEES CHARLOTTE # OF EMPLOYEES DENVER # OF EMPLOYEES
Bus and truck mechanics $27.76 1,905 $26.08 1,419 $24.43 4,589 $25.49 2,742 $26.50 3,084
First-line supervisors of vehicle operators $25.85 4,987 $24.98 2,726 $27.17 11,104 $25.79 5,288 $30.49 5,637
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers $25.65 19,307 $22.39 10,010 $24.81 42,971 $23.91 19,963 $27.40 17,358
Shipping, receiving, and inventory clerks $17.49 6,806 $17.25 5,508 $17.22 20,050 $17.236,396 $18.95 7,180
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers $44.80 1,513 $46.84 743 $54.87 3,267 $52.28 894 $60.76 993
OCCUPATION NASHVILLE # OF EMPLOYEES INDIANAPOLIS # OF EMPLOYEES PHOENIX # OF EMPLOYEES RALEIGH # OF EMPLOYEES TAMPA # OF EMPLOYEES
Bus and truck mechanics $27.76 1,905 $24.04 2,439 $23.71 2,795 $22.84 1,052 $24.41 2,165
First-line supervisors of vehicle operators $25.85 4,987 $26.97 5,324 $27.30 8,132 $25.83 1,834 $26.39 3,641
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers $25.65 19,307 $23.98 18,806 $24.37 23,869 $22.92 7,035 $20.58 15,205
Shipping, receiving, and inventory clerks $17.49 6,806 $16.81 7,002 $17.74 9,256 $16.47 2,830 $16.63 5,377
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers $44.80 1,513 $46.21 1,055 $47.28 2,150 $48.63 441 $42.53 891

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