Career in Logistic Management

Published On: 28 Jun 2012

 | Last Updated On: 04 Jul 2012

Logistics can be defined as careful management of procurement, transportation, storage and distribution of goods and materials. It is a part of supply chain, which involves the integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material-handling and packaging. There are different types of logistics such as third party logistics, business logistics, production logistics and professional logistics. A logistic manager is bestowed with the responsibility of interacting with other personnel of the company as well as monitoring the production and supply of the products. He needs to make sure that the merchandise is shipped out at the right time. In today's competitive business scenario, logistics plays an important part in supply chain management of a business organization. Therefore, a myriad of job opportunities are available in this field.

Courses & eligibility:

Courses are offered generally, in part-time mode, at the diploma, certificate and postgraduate degree/diploma levels. The coursework includes chain management, transport management, analysis data and other business related issues. Candidates who have passed in 10+2 level examination and graduation from any recognized institution or an university can pursue these courses.

Career Prospects:

Logistics is a huge field with tremendous opportunities for the dexterous and vibrant managers in India and abroad. A career in logistics can offer exciting challenges, early responsibility, travel opportunities along with excellent remuneration. Cargo handlers and shipping companies are always in need of candidates with professional degree in logistics. These professionals work in close association with airline companies, shipping enterprises, and surface carriers. A logistics management degree helps a candidate in not only getting an opportunity within the industry but also in companies outside the sector.

Remuneration:

At the early stage, one can get a salary between Rs. 10,000 - Rs 15000 per month. Those, who have two to three years of experience, can earn around Rs. 20,000 – 25,000 per month. The salary and the designation of a logistics manager increases with experience. A qualified and experienced candidate can find employment abroad with a lucrative pay package.

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