Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Logistics as a Career

If you’re looking for a challenging career then the position as a logistics manager might be right up your street. It’s highly complex and requires the individual to have multiple skills and be a specialist and a generalist to succeed. The manager must be able to understand all of the different connections that logistics must have within all the other functions and departments both inside and outside of the company. The specialist side of the role means the manager needs to understand all the various logistics activities and have some technical knowledge in these areas.

There are many different roles in logistics and in recent years there has been a strong market in roles including, but not limited to:
  • Logistics analyst
  • Customer service manager
  • Purchasing manager
  • Transport manager
  • Warehouse operations manager
  • Consultant
Logistics is an excellent profession to get into if you’re looking to advance over the years. It’s not unheard of for entry level jobs in logistics to lead onto management positions. The only thing you do need to be aware of is the fast pace changes that are occurring in this industry. It’s necessary to remain focused on learning new skills and adapting to the changes in the market in order to become a successful logistician.

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