Career Opportunities in Management (Supply Chain Management and Logistics)



The world of Indian retail industry has undergone a major transformation, let alone the global environment. With international brands foraying into India and Indian brands going global, there is an increased need for trained personnel to manage global logistics and supply chain.

For all those who are not familiar with logistics and supply chain, here’s a quick look. Logistics and supply chain management includes all those activities that are undertaken to achieve a desired level of delivery service at the lowest possible cost. The work of logistics and supply chain management also includes the entire gamut of activities that range from procuring the raw material to movement of raw material to delivery of the final product. The objective is to achieve a level of synchronization and synergy of people and systems in the organization in order to ensure cost effective fulfillment of orders of customers.

Supply Chain and Logistics management amongst the fastest growing sectors in the country with a huge employment potential. With systems becoming increasingly complex and growth of sectors such as Retail, E-commerce, Food Services, and Cold Chain Management, logistics and supply chain management has become an important part of the value chain activities. A weak logistics and supply chain management will bring the entire management and work effort to nix. Hence there is an ever growing need in management that will continue to require qualified and dedicated professionals.

Personality Traits

Following are the archetypal traits required in professional dreaming for a career in Logistics and supply chain management –

  • Extremely good with managing time
  • Critical thinking
  • Complex problem solving ability
  • Quick judgment and decision making ability
  • Good communication skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  •  Effective persuasion skills
  • Effective administrative and management skills
  • Good with computers and electronics
  • Systematic methodology of work
  • Patience and tenacity
  • Intense concentration & meticulousness

Course / Training

Relatively new, the field of logistics and supply chain management getting its due attention from not only the corporate but also from educational institutes. Off late educational institutes are coming up with special post graduate diploma courses in logistics and supply chain management. Students can also pursue a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) course with specialization in logistics and supply chain management. After completing their graduation, students from any stream can apply for MBA in logistics and supply chain management. Students have to appear for written exams and in some cases an interview to get through colleges offering MBA in logistics and supply chain management.

List of Institutes for undergrad and post-grad courses in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Institute Website
Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur
National Institute of Industrial Engineering
Department of Commerce and Management Studies , University of Calicut
Farook Institute of Management Studies
DC School of Management and Technology, Pullikkanam
Indian Maritime University
The Confederation of Indian Industry Institute of Logistics, Guindy, Chennai
K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
Institute of Business Studies and Research, Navi Mumbai
Asian School of Business Management, Bhubaneswar
Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune
Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping, Mumbai

List of Institutes abroad offering Logistics & Supply Chain Management related courses

Institute Website

Heriot watt University Dubai

IMT Dubai Campus
Manipal Education Dubai Campus
Amity Dubai Campus
S. P. Jain Dubai Campus

Career Opportunities

Here is a list of possible job profiles that one can get recruited in after completing their degree or diploma in logistics and supply chain management –

  • Materials Handler 
  • Shelf Picker 
  • Warehouse Worker 
  • Customer Service Manager 
  • Packaging Engineer 
  • Logistics Coordinator 
  • Materials Coordinator 
  • Distribution Manager
  • Freight Forwarder 
  • Importer/Exporter 
  • Project Manager 
  • Purchasing/Procurement Officer 
  • Retail Manager 
  • Retail Merchandiser 
  • Road Transport Manager 
  • Transport Planner 
  • Transport Scheduler 


A fresher may join in for a package of Rs 15,000 – Rs 18,000 per month. However with experience of a couple of years and their caliber, their salaries can get multiplied manifolds.

Career Opportunities in Management (Supply Chain Management and Logistics)
Career Opportunities in Management (Supply Chain Management and Logistics) - By : | Date Published : 30-05-2016 | Category : Career Options |
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