Many people call the work of a logist a profession of the 21st century. What is the reason for this? Who is the logistician and what functions does it perform? This will be discussed later.
Deliver the right products from one point toanother according to the appointed time frame is a very important task. It is even more important to keep the goods unharmed. It is such an expert as a logistics man who manages the supply chains and controls the effective transportation and delivery of the required products. It should be noted right away that any trade in logistics is considered very difficult and difficult. So, to become a quality specialist in the field of supply management, it is necessary to have a very developed thinking, to know foreign languages, to have excellent organizational skills. It is not so simple to follow a large number of different kinds of goods, and to do it qualitatively - even more so.
Where should a person learn to getthe ability to work as a logistics manager and manage supply chains? What are the duties of the specialists considered? This will be discussed later.
In the field of logistics, you can work with both higher and secondary education. However, the number of duties, rights, as well as labor remuneration in this case will be significantly different.
A person with an average professionaleducation, is able to work only as an assistant to a logistician or a manager. To carry out a full-fledged management of supply chains to people who did not graduate from university, if it succeeds, then with great difficulty. It is also worth noting that not everywhere there are jobs for people who do not have higher education. Because of the narrow focus, and also due to a number of other factors, it is not so easy to get a job for a person who has only a secondary education.
In a completely different way things are with individuals, after allhaving higher education. Thus, people who graduated from economic institutions of higher education in the relevant specialty have the right to get a job at any free job. Perhaps, it is necessary to allocate the basic educational institutions where it is possible to receive necessary formation. This is the Higher School of Economics (in Moscow on the Lubyanka), MIIT, MADI and the famous St. Petersburg State University. In any of these universities there is a specialty called "Logistics and Supply Chain Management".
As already mentioned above, a specialist in the field oflogistics must have a very large amount of knowledge. What disciplines are required to know the worker qualitatively? Here are just a few of them:
Specialist, on whose shoulders lies the managementsupply chains, must know really a lot of things. Moreover, the employee in the field of logistics is also obliged to constantly improve and supplement his knowledge. This is due to the fact that the technology is constantly being modernized, and therefore it will hardly be possible to work for a few decades with university knowledge alone.
Undoubtedly, knowledge alone for implementationits logistic functions will not be enough. A specialist whose tasks includes logistics management of supply chains must also have certain skills, skills and character traits.
What exactly can be distinguished here?
It is also worth noting that a quality specialist must also have such character traits as stress resistance, high working capacity, organizational functions, and so on.
As already mentioned, the scope of logistics is incredibleis extensive. Here a large number of employees work, performing a variety of functions. However, there is still a possibility to identify the most generalized responsibilities.
So, it is worth noting that in the professional environment in question the employees are assigned the following duties:
There are a lot of logistic functions. However, everything depends, basically, on the existing level and skill level.
Almost no problems should arise fromgraduate of an educational institution with a degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The universities often offer the student the options for vacancies. And in connection with the fact that the profession in question today is incredibly relevant and in demand, a person with a proper education will simply have a lot of different employment opportunities.
And yet, where exactly can the specialist in question work? You can distinguish:
Supply chain management and logistics are neededpractically at every production enterprise. And this is a tremendous advantage of this sphere: a person who wants to link his life with the work in question will definitely not have problems with finding a job.
What can be said about the career of thespecialist? As in any other sphere of work, it is possible to earn further education only by accumulating proper experience and improving working skills.
However, in the sphere of supply chain managementthere is one important feature. In short, it is that there is a lot of room for so-called self-improvement here. Thus, a specialist can intensively study new foreign languages, develop his own specialized programs, improve his communication skills, bring up automatic work with documentation, etc. Thanks to all this, almost any specialist who does not even have higher education and who works as an assistant will be able to reach professional heights.
A specialist in logistics, like any otheremployee, has certain professional rights. What exactly can be distinguished here? Here is what the special job description of the employee fixes:
Thus, a fairly wide range of rightsis assigned to a specialist who has the responsibility of managing supply chains. At the enterprise, however, logisticians also have a large share of responsibility for all actions performed. In particular, it is worth highlighting that the employee is liable:
The logistics profession has both a number of advantages and a number of shortcomings. What are the advantages of working? This includes, of course:
Perhaps, the profession has other advantages. Above, only the most basic merits were mentioned. And what are some drawbacks?
The advantages of the profession, of course, more. And this is not surprising: logistics is a truly prestigious and important sphere.