Logisticians, also known as supply chain managers, ensure that raw materials and products reach their destinations on time and on budget. In the future they will manage logistics on earth and beyond (ex: Mars!).
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see a day in the life of a Logistician.
STEP 1: Ask your school’s cafeteria workers or managers if you can interview them about the source of the food. Remember to always ask permission before taking notes. Try asking the following questions:
- What company transports the food to the school?
- Does all of the lunch food come from the same supplier? (if the answer is no, pick one specific food to explore!)
- Where does (insert food name) come from.
STEP 2: Use the internet to research the answers you received. Where is the company that provides the food based? Do they have any farms near you where your food could have come from?
STEP 3: Create a map of your lunch’s journey on a piece of paper. Draw your school and any other locations you have been able to identify as a source for your food. Use arrows to represent its path, and label the different places it traveled.
STEP 4: For a challenge try using technology like googleslides or Canva to create a map for how all this would work in SPACE!
Did you find out where your burger or salad came from? Share your map in the Student Showcase to build your resume!