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In business, transportation at its most basic level simply means moving products and materials from one place to another. This includes the transport of goods, equipment, people and equipment from one place to another, such as a warehouse or factory. It also includes movement between parts and assembly areas, as these parts are assembled.

Logistics includes packaging, product storage and shipping, and this also includes logistics management, such as inventory management and supply chain management. Logistics management means controlling the logistics process for supplying customers with products as well as the supply of goods and services.

Logistics encompasses both internal and external sales networks as well as supply chain management, customer service, marketing, sales and customer service.

Jobs and Responsibilities

  • Managing the procurement and distribution of supplies within the organization.

  • Meet customer supply requirements

  • Taking care of financial transactions of the logistics and transportations

  • Coordinating the logistics staff.

What are the skills required?

  • Leadership quality

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Eye for details

  • Can work with a team

  • Administrative skills

How to start a career in Transportation/Logistics?

Eligibility (All streams)

After completing Graduation or Post Graduation you can pursue certificate course with CII (Confederation of Indian Industry ) institute of Logistics with CSMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) recognized by industries. 

It takes a year to get familiarize yourself with the nitty-gritty of the sector.

You can also try for a supply chain management degree from prestigious institutes such as IIMs through CAT/XAT/MAT

Top Colleges for Transportation/Logistics

  • The Flipkart Corporate University Supply Chain Management Academy

  • Welingkar Institute of Management (WeSchool)

  • MicroMasters Program on and controlled by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Institute of Logistics and Aviation Management, (ILAM)

  • National Institute of Industrial Engineering

  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai

  • Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune

  • Amity university

  • P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai

What is the scope of Transportation/Logistics in India?

Logistics is one of the most important aspects of any company in the global economy and an organization at the forefront of supply chains. It is considered the backbone of our economy because it ensures that the logistics and supply chain depends on the availability of goods, services, equipment and other essential goods and services for our daily lives.

The industry has a number of integrated processes such as logistics, logistics management, supply chain management and customer service. It extends from the production of goods, services, equipment and equipment to the delivery of goods and services to customers.

The logistics industry in India is growing rapidly and the number of logistics companies and their employees is increasing significantly. Today's generation is completely dependent on the Internet and prefers everything that is delivered to the front door in the shortest possible time, which is now possible through logistical processes.

The spending on the supply chain grows faster than the economy as a whole, demand for logistics services and logistics management services in the logistics industry is also increasing.

In order to reduce costs and meet service requirements, logistics companies rely on IT - Integrated Operations (ITI) to meet the needs of their customers. LSPs offer added value - additional services such as supply chain management and logistics management for the core logistics activities as well as logistical support services for third parties.

In addition, companies with production and sales need trained logistics specialists. In short, almost all company sizes and types require motivated and well-trained individuals to become part of their logistics team. The logistics industry is very important to support India's fast-growing economy. The growth of logistics depends as much on the growth of logistics as on the hard infrastructure.

What is their Salary in India?

The average salary of a Logistics Manager is Rs 620,662/yr 

What are the Books and Study Materials Available?

  • How to prepare for verbal ability and reading comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

  • Verbal ability and reading comprehension by Ajay Singh

  • How to prepare for data interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma 

  • Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Nishit K. Singh

  • Past 10 years papers

  • Mock test series

  • Quantitative Aptitude - R.S. Aggarwal

  • Logical Reasoning - R.S. Aggarwal

  • How to prepare for the CAT series - Arun Sharma

Interesting Facts

The world´s biggest trade show for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management is known as transport logistic. It is organised every two years in early May, at the Messe München exhibition centre in Munich. The name of the organizer is Neue Messe München