Logistics links manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers and consumption units. Logistics are common to all the businesses; they all need more or less service of the logistics business whether it is agriculture, automobile, garments or manufacturing business. With the rising globalization and liberalization, the job prospects in the field grow tremendously. Logistics is an interesting and challenging career option which can fulfill your traveling hobbies too.
All big transport businesses require hard working and intelligent logistic administrators. Their duties include informational activities, transportation, stock maintenance, packaging and warehousing. Initially one can earn upto 15000 rupees a month which can grow to 30000 rupees per month.
One should be a good administrator and be able to handle informational and transportation activities simultaneously. An analytical mind, good interpretational skills, communication skills, hard work, administrative skills, logical mind and knowledge of geographical areas are a must. Other desirable attributes include quick decision-making ability, problem-solving skills and easy approachable character.
There are diploma, graduation and post graduation courses are available in this profession. For graduation, one must have passed 10+2. Knowledge in information technology will be plus point for the job seeker. Asian council of logistic management, Indian Institute of material management and an Indian Institute of Logistics are some of the reputed institutions in India who offer the relevant courses.
Merits and Demerits
A Person with good qualification, communication skills and negotiation skills find it very interesting field to work with. Logistics expert are not easily available in the market and thus who has a qualified degree in this sphere will land into the profession of opportunities. One can make a change into the supply chain and can earn respect and satisfaction with good remuneration. Logistics managers need to work on rotational shift and this can give them stress.