When you are looking on switching careers or persuing a new job in the field of logistics, this article if for you. We have given an in-depth guide into this career path and offered vital information that will come in handy should you consider enrolling to futher you studies.
What is logistics?
It's a collective term that refers to how resources are acquired, stored and transported. The industry is very closely associated with the global supply chain that involves the transportation of goods from different parts of the world. Just take example of South Africa's very own popular online store - Takealot.
— Goods are ordered from third party companies and delivered to their fulfillment centres.
— Once they are there, orderes from customers start pouring in which leads to the second part of the process - sorting and packing.
— The third and final stage of the process involves loading the goods into a wide range of transportation modes and making deliveries.
Logistics is a big business
The backbone of every countries economy lies in having strong logistics businesses that are going to bring in more money. Living in such unprecedented times, we have saw the importance of having a reliable business in logistics to move products around. More people transitioned to buying stuff online and getting them delivered at the comfort of their own homes. The growth taking place in this industry is a very exciting one and you can also become part of it.
How to get started
You need to poses vital skills about different operations and standards that must be followed in this industry. In order for you to attain this kind of experience you need to enroll with an institution that offer courses in logistics or supply chain management.
— Enquire with an institution near you and find out which courses do they offer and their time frame.
— Make sure that you ask all of your lingering questions.
What are the requirements
Just like any course, you need to meet a certain criteria that has been stipulated by the institution in subject. Below we have named the most common ones amongst institutions:
— You must be in possession of a Grade 12 certificate.
— English passed with level 4 and Mathematics with atleast level 3.
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