Educational : Several educational institutions in India
are imparting courses in Logistics. These courses are offered generally
in part-time mode, at the diploma, certificate, postgraduate degree and
post graduate diploma levels. The candidates must have passed 10+2 level
examination and graduation with at least 50% marks in aggregate, from
any recognized Institution or a University to take a course in this field.
To establish a career in Logistics, a course in a subject related to Logistics
would help, such as CLP (Certified Logistics practitioner), Business logistics,
supply chain management or transport management. One may also opt for
higher degrees such as an MBA in logistics, M.Sc. in supply chain management,
transport management or Logistics. While pursuing the course, students
are given hands on training in the field of supply chain management, transport
management, analysis data and other business related issues.
Some courses offered to enter the field are: (i) M.Sc Logistics and Supply
Chain Management (iii) Degree in Business Logistics (iii) Degree in Advanced
Logistics Management (iv) Logistics Network Design and Supply Chain Management
(v) Degree in Transportation Economics (vi) Degree in Transportation Carrier
Management (vii) MBA in logistics (viii) Post graduate Diploma in Materials
& Logistics Management.
Personal Skills :
In addition to educational skills, commitment to the job, good leadership,
Co-ordination & communication skill is a must. One should be able
to work as a team and that too under extreme pressure. Skill in using
computer software's and other latest means of communication technology
is an added advantage, to easily interact with suppliers, intermediaries,
co- workers or third party service providers. The candidate must have
a high degree of analytical, numerical and geographical know-how.