An aspiring career in Logistics industry must have a thorough practical knowledge of the activities involved in each department of shipping and freight forwarding companies. This kind of training can be had only under an expert hand from the industry. Logistics management courses in India are offered in the form of certification, diploma, and degree.
In Kerala, Kochi has become a logistics and supply chain management education hub for Indians including NRIs. Candidates with BBA, B.Com., M.Com., MBA logistics and supply-chain management with job knowledge in ocean freight, air freight and connected areas will be preferred. Unfortunately, many courses offer textbook study and candidates end up without practical knowledge. It is important to note that companies are increasingly looking at candidates which have overall job knowledge across all departments of logistics activities besides attitude, aptitude, communication skills, presence of mind, common sense and sales skills. At the end of the training, a candidate gains a confidence to handle all departments or specific departments in shipping, air and ocean freight forwarding activity helps him or her in getting a job. For career advancement, an MBA in logistics and supply chain management along with practical training under an expert hand from the industry would give a definite edge to the candidate in the international job market. Those who have experience in the industry will also require a part-time MBA in logistics and supply chain management with advanced practical knowledge. One may learn to do one or a few of the following including ocean freight, air freight, door-to- door integrated logistics, warehousing, supply chain management, marine insurance and claims handling, liner trade, 2PL, 3PL, 4PL, integrated international freight forwarding, vessel operations and management, shipping sales, customer service in shipping, chartering, ship sale and purchase, shipping business, cross trade, fleet management, trade development, route development management, coastal shipping, container yard management, container planning and management, MTO, marine arbitration and mediation, international rules and regulations in maritime air, road and rail freight to make them employable along with the qualifications.
Where to study?
It is advisable to choose an institute, which offers department-wise practical training with specializations in containerized integrated freight forwarding in a classroom under an expert. One must keep in mind that the training must help a candidate in not only getting an opportunity within the industry but also help in career advancement. SCM Hub is the Best Logistics Institute which can able to provide the best logistic and supply chain management courses such as MBA Logistics, BBA Logistics, MBA Supply Chain Management, PG Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Other Certification Courses in Logistics.