Logistics has emerged as a high job producing sector in recent years. Due to the
flourishing of e commerce and entailing, plethora of diversified career option has
evolved. These jobs give exposure in terms of money, growth, customer service and
many more. As the supply chain sector has increased its contribution to the overall
ecomomy, it has become the first career choice for the new job seeker; Firms like
Flipcart, Myntra, Junglee, DHL, and Amazon have changed the complete scenario by
providing best customer service and hiring pool of talented employees.
Generally graduates in engineering in Mechanical., Materials Management, Operation
Research etc are preferred in the industry but companies are coming up with different
models where the select graduates form diversified disciplines and provide them
job oriented training on all the aspects of supply chain management and logistics.
After the training they deploy the trainees with companies. Computer knowledge and
basic technical skills are also a pre requisite for the sector. Various courses
can be opted to start with.
- B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- B.Sc/B.teck in Material Management
- Diploma and course in Operation Research
- MBA in Sales and Distribution
- ERP/SAP modules
Skill Sets Required:
It is a field where communications, people management, interpersonal skills, client
handling come as the main skills sets to perform. One who can analyze things quantitatively
and qualitatively both will be a good fit. Problem solving skills and quick decision
making is required here. These skills can be acquired through proper training, practice
and real life coaching.
Logistics has several sub divisions like Warehouse Management, Information Management,
Transport management, Inventory Managemnt, Workforce Management and other allied
department. One can chose any stream which matches his taste, skills and attitude.
With experience and learning growth in terms of money and designation can be achieved.
There are different designations in logistics and supply chain department like:
- Customer Service Manager
- Logistics manager
- SCM Engineer
- Material Manager
- SCM Sales Executive
- Production Trainee/Manager
- Purchase Manager
- Support Executive/Offices
- Transport Manager
- Warehouse Coordinator
- Inventory Control Manager
- MIS Executive/Manager
As stated earlier logistics is one of the good paying sectors also. Those who are
beginners can earn a starting monthly salary of Rs.12000 to Rs.20000 depending on
the qualification and skills. Some firms offer much better starting salaries to
graduates of reputed institutes and universities. Sales oriented jobs are linked
with monthly incentives also which are sometimes very huge. With knowledge and more
experience salaries can go to any limit.
E commerce has revolutionized this sector and national and international companies
are now coming up to be a part of the growth. Various educational institutes are
also offering customized course and placing their students with these firms with
competitive salaries. They are hiring the talented people to train them for the
challenges ahead, this is the right time to enter into the sector so that greater
benefits can be sought in coming times.