As You will be logistician You will be able to analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain within a business. You will manage the supply and demand of a companies products in relation to their customer’s needs.
Logisticians work in virtually every industry where the delivery of a product or goods are involved. They manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated and delivered to ensure the entire supply chain can meet business needs. They oversee an organization’s logistics to manage its inventory, purchasing, warehousing, and transportation. Logisticians form close working relationships with suppliers and manufacturers to keep product inflow high.
Take any stream at +2 level but taking commerce may give you an advantage in understanding the subject you are taking up.
You can take up a BBA in Logistics Management which is a 3 year course available in a few institutions in India (eg: UPES- Dehradun, Manipal Institute of Higher studies offers BBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management) and abroad or you can take a bachelor’s degree in any discipline including BTech/BE which will make you eligible to take up postgraduate studies in Logistics Management.
Take a 2 year Post graduate diploma program or MBA with specialisation in Supply Chain and Logistics Management (LPU). Universities abroad also offer MBA/ MSc degree programs in Logistics & Supply Chain Management. These programs are usually of 1 to 2 years duration.
A 2 years MCom in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is offered by Manipal University (MAHE) which can be taken up after a bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Management.
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In logistics, information, communication and automation technologies has substantially increased speed of identification, data gathering, processing, analysis and transmission, with high level of accuracy and reliability.
Good leadership skills enable the logistician to lead people with clear objective and in an efficient way while working the teams.
Good communication skills helps the logisticians to share their ideas and opinions with others with clarity and precision.
Logisticians must plan tasks and make sure efficiency is maintained in its completion, thus management of time is highly important.
An essential skill required in this field as logistics managers analyse chain supplies and the situations to provide solutions to complex problems.