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, Asurion, Dell, Gap and Ingram Distribution. The large number of distribution operations located here means there is a large pool of workers who understand the distribution business. Download our supply chain management industry brochure.

Nashville Region's Supply Chain Operations

  • Nissan North America
  • Bridgestone Americas
  • GAP, Inc
  • UPS
  • Amazon
  • Ingram Distribution
  • Thomas Nelson
  • Ozburn-Hessey Logistics
  • Saks
  • 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: BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, 2015
OCCUPATION NASHVILLE # OF EMPLOYEES AUSTIN # OF EMPLOYEES ATLANTA # OF EMPLOYEES CHARLOTTE # OF EMPLOYEES DENVER # OF EMPLOYEES
Bus and truck mechanics $21.15 1,740 $21.88 1,040 $21.85 4,340 $22.03 2,220 $24.44 2,620
First-line supervisors of vehicle operators $25.21 1,700 $29.24 1,060 $27.47 4,030 $26.82 2,390 $29.13 1,820
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers $19.62 16,160 $17.21 7,260 $20.01 32,280 $20.05 16,930 $22.95 12,950
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks $14.25 5,760 $14.32 4,050 $14.35 13,680 $15.06 7,040 $15.17 5,730
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers $35.34 1,300 $38.06 470 $47.25 2,970 $46.43 900 $52.66 720
OCCUPATION NASHVILLE # OF EMPLOYEES INDIANAPOLIS # OF EMPLOYEES PHOENIX # OF EMPLOYEES RALEIGH # OF EMPLOYEES TAMPA # OF EMPLOYEES
Bus and truck mechanics $21.15 1,740 $20.72 2,520 $19.88 3,590 $22.99 590 $20.36  1,420
First-line supervisors of vehicle operators $25.21 1,700 $25.83 1,940 $24.57 2,080 $25.10 950 $25.76 1,550
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers $19.62 16,160 $22.37 18,730 $19.31 17,760 $19.42 4,690 $17.52 11,600
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks $14.25 5,760 $13.13 8,120 $14.43 7,590 $14.15 2,440 $13.48 4,940
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers $35.34 1,300 $40.31 1,080 $32.01 1,870 $44.32 330 $47.05 480

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