Know the Industry Logistics Management

Logistics is the art and science of managing and controlling the flow of goods, energy, information and other resources from the source of production to the marketplace. Logistics is concerned with strategically managing the supply chain so that the right goods get to the right place, in the right quantity, at the right time, in the best condition & at an acceptable cost. It is a practical discipline, concerned with planning and management, and is very much focused on getting things done. A centre focus of all business organizations today is the management of their supply chains. A typical supply chain for a product involves input from the supplier, producer, distribution centre, retailer & consumer, whilst transport is the link between all stages – Transportation firms, Third party logistics firms, Manufacturing firms, Merchandizing firms, Consulting firms, Service institutions and other organizations.

Market Opportunities

The domestic logistics industry, which is estimated to generate business worth $110 billion in the next two years, would need 420,000* skilled manpower by 2015.

The number of warehouse managers required in the organized sector is estimated to be around 14,000 which would grow up to around 35,000* by 2015. Expenditure on logistics (INR 90 trillion globally; INR 4 trillion in India) indicates the importance of this sector and justifies a deeper look at its unique characteristics, a very important one being its manpower intensity.*According to Deloitte, CII & KPMG Report.

Market Scenario for Logistics in Kochi

Kochi is set to alter the development map of Kerala, by ushering in huge investment in the coming years. The Rs. 2118 crore ICTT (International Container Trans-shipment Terminal, Vallarpadam), India’s first global hub terminal, is cleared by the Centre in August 2004. The ICTT project is also set to launch a series of ventures including the Rs. 1600 crore LNG terminal, the port based Special Economic Zone (Rs. 1510 Crore), International Ship Repair Complex (Rs. 315 crore), SBM (Single Buoy Moorings) for Kochin Refineries Ltd. (Rs. 720 crore), Petro-chemical complex for Gas Authority of India (Rs. 7000 crore), International bunkering terminal, Bulk cargo terminal, Cruise ship terminals, International Marina etc.

All these investments put together Kochi will become the biggest hub for Logistics in India. This in term will create a huge employment woe, with which the present skilled manpower is less than 1%, therefore, the employment opportunities for the skilled manpower is more compared to other sectors.

Beginning with Vallarpadam – A Huge Icon on the Globe

India’s first international container trans-shipment terminal (ICTT) in the Special Economic Zone at nearby Vallarpadam Island, Kochi designed to handle the largest container ships, was opened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The country’s first global hub terminal, the ICTT is in strategic proximity to international sea routes.

Cochin Port Trust said that Kochi is an ideal location for the development of an ICTT due to its proximity to trunk sea-trade routes, from Europe and West Asia to the Far East and Australia, and well-established network of railway and highway connections across the country. The port also has a large green-field area for future development. Taking into account the potential, the Government of India took a decision to develop Cochin Port as a Container Transshipment Port.

The terminal has opened up immense potential for allied industries such as container freight stations, ICDs, port-based SEZ, movement of cargo through inland waterways, logistics and warehousing centers, and so on. Being labour intensive industries, these are expected to generate substantial employment opportunities in Kerala.

Industry

SLMT assists the students in not just getting placed with the Logistics Companies but also in the various sectors of the economy. The number of opportunities is huge and provides a great platform for the fresher talents.

Logistics Industry

Logisticians work in virtually every industry in the business world, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Airlines
  • Auto Industry
  • Clothing & Apparel
  • Courier & Messaging
  • Engineering
  • Food & Grocery
  • Forestry
  • Freight Forwarding
  • Government
  • Hotel and Hospitality
  • International Trade
  • IT/ITES
  • Military and National Defense
  • Mining
  • Natural Gas
  • Public Transportation
  • Oil
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Railways
  • Retail
  • Shipping
  • 3PL
  • Education

There are various positions or designations to fulfill the goal. Following are the different positions in Logistics.

Retail
  • Customer Liaison Coordinator (Logistics)
  • Sales Representative (Logistics)
  • Business Development Executive
  • Stores Controller
  • Business Development Manager
  • Trailer Exports
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Inventory controller Manager
  • Key Account Executive – Road Freight
  • Manager Marketing
FMCG
  • Vice President
  • General Manager
  • Area Managers
  • Cluster Manager
  • Assistant Managers
  • Senior Sales Officers
  • Sales Officers
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Inventory Manager
Pharma
  • Sales (from Area Manager to V.P/Director)
  • Marketing Managers, G.M, V.P, Director
  • Sales Administration, Sales Coordination
  • Research & Development (F&D, AMD, ARD)
  • Process and  Product Development
  • Supply Chain Manager, Logistics, Distribution
  • HRD & Training (For The Pharma Sector)
  • Country Managers
Manufacturing
  • Operation Manager
  • Sr. Manager
  • Branch Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Assistant Manager Business Administration
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Inventory Manager
Cargo Freight
  • Sr. Manager Finance & Accounts
  • Sr. Manager Sales
  • VP – Projects and Logistics
  • Sr. Manager Freight
  • Branch In-Charge
  • Branch Manager
  • Assistant Manager Operations
Air Freight
  • Air / Sea freight Business Development
  • Air Freight Account Manager
  • Air and Sea Freight Account Executive
  • Executive Air Dept
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