If you’re reading this guide, you’ve probably already decided that a career in supply chain management would be perfect for you.
There’s always a lot of speculation regarding careers in logistics and supply chain management as students know very little about it. Let’s get some facts straight and wash off the myths to get a clear picture about this field.
Managers in this field are required to ensure that products and services reach the consumers who have asked for them. They manage all the operations related to the count and supply of the products that an organization deals in.
Regardless of the size of any business organization, they all have logistics managers to keep track of the inventory and accounts receivable. Small organizations just need a single person to manage their logistics and supply chain whereas huge organizations have an entire department dedicated to that wing.
It is an ever flourishing industry, therefore it always offers good job opportunities. It also plays an essential role in the economic growth and development of the nation. With the highly developed manufacturing sector across Asia, supply chain management holds a lot of opportunities.
Education Qualification Required:
There is no specific career path that you can follow to become a logistics and supply chain manager. Many people start their career with an entry-level position and reach the managerial positions with greater responsibilities and better salaries.
The basic requirement is a bachelors’ degree for any type of job into this industry. However, for a better position and good starting salary, you will have to pursue a Masters’ degree. It is preferable that you do MBA in logistics and supply chain management.
Here are some interesting programs taking place in Asia:
- London School of Business & Finance (Singapore), currently offering programs on Practical Inventory/Warehouse Management and Logistics/Supply Chain Management. Both courses fees are the similar price of SG$535, inclusive of GST. The courses can also be customized and conducted at your premises. More details at http://lsbf.edu.sg/programmes/executive-education/face/