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A logical career – investigating logistics

'The importance of logistics and supply chain management has grown in a really big way,' says Patience Mahlaba of Boston City Campus & Business College, Braamfontein.

3. Opportunities exist for promotion within logistics and within the company

Upper management jobs will be available – make sure you can take advantage by continuing your studies with a degree.

4. Work close to home

Since warehouses require large spaces, many will be found outside of the very industrial or urban areas where rent is costly, and may be situated closer to residential areas.

5. Specialise in an industry

Within the field of logistics, candidates can choose an industry that they enjoy such as medical, retail or books. Places of employment also can vary from big corporations, small business, and not-for-profit organisations.

6. Personal development of broad-based skills

Many logistics practitioners remain in the field for a sustained time, but others use the skills they've gained to move into other fields. Transferrable skills that will be developed in the field of logistics include forecasting, workflow optimisation, general management, and financial planning.

The Boston Higher Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management will enable graduates to operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows based applications; Understand the implications of basic accounting and value analysis in the reduction and possible elimination of total cost of operations in an organisation: Apply different stock and materials management technologies in order to offer best service to both internal and external stakeholders: understand different sources of vendor information: apply logistics and procurement principles to manage forecasting and time.

Although steady employment and high pay may entice many individuals to find alternative careers from supply chain management, most choose to remain in the field because they find their work so rewarding. A 2017 report compiled by a supply chain management research association says that millennials see supply chain management as an opportunity for growth. These upbeat employees believe in their ability to make a difference in this field, also because it will provide personal growth and development. 

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