Distribution & Logistics

Distribution and logistics deals with organisation the storage and distribution of products and goods by focusing on achieving efficient movement and distribution of finished products by taking goods from the end of a production line to reach consumers.

What are the various disciplines in Distribution and Logistics?

Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management deals with the flow of goods and services from one point to another. it includes all processes that transform raw materials into final products, storage of raw materials and finished products.

Operations Management

Operations management is a part of management concerned with designing and controlling the process of production and distribution of goods and services.

Logistics

Logistics is the process of managing, planning and executing the efficient transportation and storage of goods from the point of origin to the point of consumption.

Main Admission/Entrance exams

Name of Exam Institutions Languages Application Period Exam Dates Website
Undergraduate - (UG)
MET Manipal University English February- MArch April third week https://manipal.edu/
Group discussion and interview University of petroleum and energy studies English March April-May https://www.upes.ac.in/
Postgraduate - (PG)
CMAT Management institutions English November Last week of January https://scholarships.gov.in/
CAT Admission to 115 B schools English August - September Last week of November https://scholarships.gov.in/
MAT Admision 600 Business schools English March-April May https://mat.aima.in/may19/login

How to get admission at UG level

Stream to Choose at +2 level:

Although selecting a specific stream is not a prerequisite for admission for distribution and logistics course, it is better to take the Commerce stream since it will help the student to have a better understanding in the subjects that they will study later in college.

Subjects to focus:

Admissions to the prominent universities and institutions of this field are based on the aggregate score of a select number of courses at the plus two level. To get admitted to some colleges for specific courses students should try to score as much as possible in all their subjects. Students can focus on Business Studies,Mathematics and Economics for higher education in Distribution and Logistics.

Some skills to acquire:

Communication, negotiation, numerical, analytical and Organizing skills are essential to excel in this field

Minimum marks:

Although no minimum aggregate percentage is defined for admission to Distribution & Logistics courses , a good aggregate percentage will give you an added advantage in admission to good institutions.

Scholarships

Name Eligibility Website
Undergraduate - (UG)
Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students Scholarship will be awarded to the students who have secured not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination and annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs. 1.00 lakh. https://scholarships.gov.in/
State Merit Scholarship, Kerala Applicant must be a first-year student studying in an undergraduate/ postgraduate course in a government/ aided college or university department
  • Applicant must have score 50% or above in the qualifying examination
  • The annual family income must not be more than Rs 1 Lac.
http://www.dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in/
IndusInd Foundation Scholarship
  • The Scholar must pass XII examination at first attempt with 80% mark.
  • The applicant should have secure admission to regular degree courses in arts, science,commerce, engineering, medicine etc in approved colleges.
  • The financial position of the applicant’s family justifies grant of scholarship
http://www.indusindfoundation.com/scholarship.php
People's Foundation Scholarship Scholarship will be provided for regular courses in management studies. https://peoplesfoundation.org/portfolio-posts/educational-scholarship/
Postgraduate - (PG)
Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students Scholarship will be awarded to the students who have secured not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination and annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs. 1.00 lakh. https://scholarships.gov.in/
Merit Cum Means Scholarship
  • Under Merit Cum Means Scholarship, financial assistance will be provided to students belonging to minority communities.
  • The student should be doing their studies in a recognized institutions in India, and scored at least 50% marks in previous final examination.
  • The annual income of the family should not exceed INR 2.5 lakh.
https://scholarships.gov.in/
UGC Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders for PG Programs The scholarship is available to the student for first PG Degree only. Age limit for the students is 30 years at the time of admission in PG course. Distance mode of education will not be considered under the scheme. https://www.ugc.ac.in/urh/
Federal Bank Hormis Memorial Foundation Scholarship Annual family Income of the students applying for the scholarship should be less than Rs.3 Lakhs and an Income Certificate issued by the Revenue Authorities should be submitted to certify the same. https://www.federalbank.co.in/scholarships

How does the future look like for Distribution & Logistics?

The logistics industry in the world is evolving rapidly and it has been the backbone of every economy. All the commercial sectors depend on logistics requiring efficient, cost effective flow of goods. The logistics & warehousing industry continued to grow with the emerging of e-commerce and growth in retail, manufacturing sectors.

The global logistics sectors is expected to grow 10-15% and India’s logistics industry is likely to be touch USD 215 billion in the next two years based on economic survey. The Indian logistics industry which provides employment to more than 22 million people has grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8 percent during the last five years.Hence this sector needs thousands of trained individuals in future as the sector grows, where the job seekers needed to be updated with the technological advancement and different soft skills according to the changes. Logistic sector is fastly advancing and new innovations are persuading the mode of logistic operations.The new technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning could bring big changes in this sector and it may replace the traditional jobs. So the professionals in this particular field should be able cope up with the trends and they are suppose to be updated.

Other Career Fields Distribution & Logistics graduates can enter

Education and Training

Graduates in this field can opt for education and training as they can teach distribution and logistics graduates in Universities and Colleges after qualifying for UGC NET/ JRF in Management

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is another field graduates in this field can try their hand at. Starting their own distribution and logistics firms is an option.

Business Management

Distribution and Logistics graduates can go for alternative career in Business Management as most of the subfields in Business Management are closely related.

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