LOGISTICS BEYOND EXPECTATION
CAREER IN LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
Logistics management is a supply chain management component that is used to meet customer demands through the planning, control and implementation of the effective movement and storage of related information, goods and services from origin to destination. Logistics management helps companies reduce expenses and enhance customer service.
The logistics management process begins with raw material accumulation to the final stage of delivering goods to the destination. By adhering to customer needs and industry standards, logistics management facilitates process strategy, planning and implementation. Logistics is one of the most important career fields in the world. Without the planning and execution of the distribution of resources, society as we know it would cease to function and food shortages would cause chaos around the world.
Logistics is a very diverse sector, integral to pretty much every part of modern society. Logisticians make sure that goods get to where they need to be, when they need to be there. Within an organization they develop relationships with suppliers and clients, ensure that products are in the right place at the right time, understand the needs of their customers, and actively seek more effective, cheaper and faster ways to transport products.
WHY CHOOSE CAREER IN LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT ?
- FAST SECTOR GROWTH
There are more jobs in logistics than ever; with experts anticipating that the sector will continue to grow in the coming years. Experts in the Irish Exporters Association estimate that an additional 15,000 skilled workers in the freight transport, distribution and logistics sector will be needed by 2020. This will add to the already 50,000 strong workforce in this area.
- GOOD SALARY
There is a variety of roles within the logistics sector, with salaries dependent upon experience. Starting salaries for graduates come in at around ₹10,000 to ₹15,000 , with this increasing steadily with experience. Logisticians with a number of years’ experience can command salaries of up to ₹70,000 and more.
- PLENTY OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Unlike careers in law, medicine or finance, for example, logistics tends to be a career that flies under the radar for many graduates and school leavers. This, coupled with the importance of the sector, means that there are lots of roles that need filling and lots of opportunities to progress quickly within the industry.
- NO SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY
Logistics is a role that suits a particular type of intelligence and mindset, which means that employers tend to look for skills and experience. While many employers will want logisticians to have an undergraduate degree in certain cases of medical device and pharma companies, further education is not necessary to pursue a career in the industry.
- WORKPLACE VARIETY
As so many different industries and organizations are dependent upon logistics, taking a role in the sector can mean working in any number of locations. From an office to a factory floor or a delivery centre, your daily workplace could take any form. There could also be opportunities for overseas travel through business trips to visit clients or review supply chains.
- REAL RESPONSIBILITY
As a logistics manager, many people within the organization’s supply chain will be relying on you to make sure that the product is in the right place at the right time, that the transport arrives, or that the right amount of stock is delivered. It is a logistician’s hard work and diligence that makes everyone else’s roles possible.
- Flexible Work Hours
The majority of logistical activity takes place outside of normal office hours. Whether you are driving goods across the country, supervising or managing warehouses or managing contracts with clients, there are lots of opportunities for staff to arrange their work schedules around their preferred times, allowing them much more freedom and flexibility.
- Opportunities for women are expanding in logistics.
Logistics careers have traditionally been held by men, but women are becoming increasingly involved at all levels. Many women hold top positions in logistics companies and logistics departments.
- A career in Logistics management is Very Interesting
People who are already working in this field know how much interesting is this occupation? Every day they have the new task ahead and a new challenge in front of them. And they are doing a multitude tasks. They have to show responsibility, diligence, intelligence, shrewdness and make proper strategies and plan. After all, they have to keep, transport and deliver each and every item securely and that too as scheduled.
- Logistics can also become a first step for entering in International Business
People who have started their career in logistics can also gain quick experience in doing international business, and develop new skills. This business gives you much exposure to meet people across the lands and even learn their language and culture. You can also learn many tits and bits of doing business overseas. Besides you might also get an opportunity to temporarily relocate overseas lands.
- Starting salaries range from ₹10,000 to ₹15,000.
- With increased responsibility and management duties, you can expect to earn ₹25,000 to ₹35,000. Larger companies may pay more, especially on completion of training.
- Middle to senior management salaries range between ₹45,000 and ₹60,000. There is potential to reach higher than this depending on budget, company size, specific role and ambition.
Some companies pay bonuses, which are often arranged to take into account individual, departmental and group performance. They are generally in the range of 10% to 40% and can significantly enhance your basic pay.
Extras such as company cars, stocks and shares, health insurance and pension schemes may also be available, depending on the employer and the job role.
(Income figures are intended as a guide only.
An associate’s degree in logistics prepares graduates for entry-level careers in warehousing and transportation, which are two key areas involved in the logistics industry. However, a graduate of a bachelor’s or master’s degree program in the field is qualified to pursue administrative positions in supply chain management.
- Warehouse Services
Before you begin transporting your product to a designated point, you will probably need to store it in one or many warehouses at different points in time. You can choose between an in-house warehouse, which is run by the company itself, or hire the services of third-party logistics providers. In most cases, these types of logistics are preferred by most companies, since they handle and ship products more efficiently and at a fraction of the cost on behalf of the client.
- Third-Party Logistics Services
3PL services act as a bridge between the manufacturer of a product and the consumer. A 3PL company is not involved in the manufacture of the product, but in making sure it reaches the end-user in the same condition it was shipped. The logistics provider ensures that all involved parties meet their obligations; from the time goods leave a certain point until they reach the desired location.
Their duties could extend to other areas such as storage, customs relations, terminal operations, supply chain management, analysis, among other services. The advantage of 3PL services is that all shipping and transportation processes are controlled and managed by the logistics service provider.
- Freight Shipping
These types of logistics combining vehicles such as trains, cargo ships and trucks to facilitate the transportation of goods. It is mostly used for bulk shipment. For larger loads, you can use full truckloads . You can use FTLs to ship oversize loads such as those in refrigerated trucks.
For small-sized loads, usually larger than a parcel but smaller than a truckload, use less than truckloads , so you can share the shipping costs with other companies. In some instances, you may also need to use drayage services, which involve moving products from ports to warehouses for storage.
Freight shipping is complex as shipping trends keep changing by the day. You need to stay updated on the latest trends in the industry to get the most cost-effective shipping method.
- Courier Shipping
This is what comes to mind when the term ‘shipping companies’ is mentioned. These types of logistics services are perfect for small orders, especially if it involves fragile items that require a lot of care.
Compared to freight, courier shipping saves time, is more efficient in moving products directly from the warehouse to consumers; but it can be more expensive when moving items meant for freight shipping.
- In-house Logistics Services
The advantages of in-house logistics include having more control of products’ movement and, in some cases, it is highly cost-effective. In-house logistics may involve creating a department within the organization whose sole purpose is to deal with matters logistics.
On the other hand, if you outsource this task to a 3PL provider, you can be sure this is all they do. They, therefore, have more expertise when it comes to moving goods than you have On the downside, you are likely to be less effective than an outsourced third-party logistics service provider since you are at the same time involved in other matters such as manufacturing the product.
ROLE OF LOGISTICS COMPANY
Logistics actually has many roles. The roles of logistics feature transportation/delivery, storage, packaging, cargo handling, distribution processing, and information processing, and many systems have been put in place to deliver products from the production location or factory to the consumer quickly and on time.
The primary function of transportation is the transfer of messages and information. It is also needed for rapid movement of troops in case of emergency and finally movement of persons and goods. The political decision of construction and maintenance of roads has resulted in the development of transportation system.
Storage is the activity of storing products at warehouses and logistics centers. Its role is to provide a steady supply of goods to the market to fill the temporal gap between producers and consumers. It also plays an important role in maintaining quality at warehouses and logistics centers and value of products.
Function. The true function of product packaging is to protect the product during shipment from the manufacturer to the store selling it. Packaging is also a form of protection as the product sits on store shelves waiting for consumers to come along and purchase it.
- CARGO HANDLING
Cargo handling refers to the overall activities in warehouses and logistics centers, such as loading and unloading cargo, transporting cargo, warehousing, picking, and sorting. Cargo handling is a very important part of logistics, and losses in cargo handling directly increase logistics costs.
- DISTRIBUTION PROCESSESING
Distribution logistics helps businesses redesign their customer service organization and its processes. At the same time, it takes care of customers’ questions and orders. This will make sure that clients’ central or local customer service organizations will be in line with their company’s goals.
- INFORMATION PROCESSESING
Logistics information systems provide information on goods and follow their delivery path, with their progress and status, and the influence of changes on the purchasing, production, warehousing, financial and accounting systems. Logistic systems depend on external information and international standards to comply with regulations, and to use standardized ways of exchanging logistic information with other systems and with authorities.
Logistics includes trucking, inventory tracking, merchandise delivery, and product storage and handling. Workers in this field could include:
- Shipping and packing clerks
- Stock and freight clerks
- Retail and wholesale buyers
Managers for operations, labor, transportation, distribution, and storage
Logistics workers may also be involved in assembling merchandise, ticketing, pricing, labeling, inventory tracking, customer service, filling orders, data entry, and more. Logistic managers may have additional responsibilities such as maintaining inventory, scheduling workers and deliveries, training employees, enforcing safety standards, and ordering merchandise.
DEPARTMENT / JOB PROFILE
Supply chain Manager
Logistics Analyst and many more…
(Please note These advanced positions are presented to give you an idea of the long-range opportunities in logistics management.)
Many individuals begin their careers in logistics as analysts. The variety and complexity of an analyst’s responsibilities increase as experience is gained. Successful analysts advance to the following positions: logistics engineer, senior analyst, project leader, manager of logistics analysis, logistics manager, operations manager.
The Programme provides specialized and intensive inputs in the domain of Logistics and Supply Chain which is highly relevant from Industry Perspective. The Curriculum is designed to meet the changing needs of the industry and has global acceptance.
- Transport and logistics professionals
- Freight transporters plus shipping and terminal operators
- Importers, exporters, forwarders and contract negotiators
- Logistics and management trainees
Courses in Logistics at IEPS
- Diploma in Logistics (1 Year)
- Certificate in Logistics (2 Month)
The following services :
- Industrial & Production Logistics
- Wholesale & Retail Logistics
- Consumer products-Logistic
All our departments offer a wide range of different jobs. The current vacancies you will find under the link below. You just have to choose your favorite workplace, job type and field of work.
That’s why IEPS EDU. LOGISTICS!
Logistics is a business that is shaped by people – our employees create our success. Our goal: long-term work together with satisfied and committed employees who are happy to be a part of IEPS EDU. LOGISTICS. We offer attractive and flexible employment models and individual opportunities for continuing education. Our open communication culture is the foundation of successful work together.
All over the world we are searching for new employees continuously. If you are interested in jobs on a special international department, just follow the link below and find an overview over all our departments. For current vacancies or an application please contact the contact person of the respective department.
This is what awaits you:
- Leadership principles for a good working environment
- Secure jobs and fair framework conditions
- Open communication
- Professional and personal further development
- Compatibility of family and work
A specific solution for each sector
Each sector has a unique supply chain and corresponding logistics requirements. So different solutions are needed for different sectors. Ieps edu.Logistics tailors its logistics solutions to your sector, including Fashion & Lifestyle, High-Tech and Premiums & Gifts.
FASHION & LIFESTYLE
Ieps edu Logistics specializes in the Fashion & Lifestyle sector. We set ourselves apart from other freight forwarders with our expertise, experience and passion. That’s because we focus on the fashion market and keep pace with its …
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BOOK EXPRESS NETWORK
Ieps edu Logistics offers a full logistics service package that focuses on the movement of books, educational materials and commodities that require special handling.
PREMIUMS & GIFTS
Ieps edu Logistics is a full-service partner of many distributors of Premiums & Gifts: promotional products, business gifts, premiums, gadgets, give-aways, promotional clothing, corporate clothing, Christmas gifts, year-end presents, luxury gifts and so on. Thanks to our …