Logistics Management - Courses, Colleges and Careers


Logistics Management is a part of supply chain management that deals with the planning, implementing, controlling of flow and storage of goods and services, between the point of origin and point of consumption. It also requires focus on the information being exchanged between the two points. MBA in Logistics Management is a program which instills in students, the knowledge and understanding about purchasing, material management, supply chain management, transportation, customs regulations, foreign exchange, international trade, information technology and so on.

What does Logistics Management teach?

Though the exact curriculum may depend upon the institute, logistics management courses usually teach the following aspects:

  • Economics and Management Decisions
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations and Materials Management
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Accounting in Logistics and Supply Chain Sector
  • Human Resource Management
  • Logistics Planning and Strategy
  • Lean Supply Chain Management
  • Financial Management in Supply Chain Industry
  • IT Application in Supply Chain
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Process Re-Engineering
  • Retail Supply Chain Management
  • Multi Model Transportation
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Supply Chain Modeling and Design
  • Supply Chain Simulation
  • Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Classroom training may involve discussions, audio visual aids, guest lectures, industry visits, case studies, online simulation games etc. Students will also gain practical knowledge through internships, project work, mentoring and such.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. This post graduate course course usually requires students to have a minimum of 50% in 10th and 12th grades and graduation in any discipline from a recognized university.

  2. Most institutes either accept scores in CAT, MAT, XAT or similar examinations or you may have to appear for the institute's entrance test.

Career Scope and Job Prospects in Logistics Management

There are plenty of employment options for a qualified student. Relevant sectors are

  1. Healthcare
  2. Apparel and Lifestyle
  3. Automotive
  4. Publishing
  5. Engineering
  6. Electrical Hardware
  7. FMCG
  8. Consumer Electronics

You can choose from an array of job roles such as

  1. Logistics and Distribution Manager
  2. Supply Chain Analyst
  3. Supply Chain Coordinator
  4. Supply Chain Manager
  5. Supply Chain Consultant
  6. Expeditor
  7. Materials Planner
  8. Production Planner
  9. Sales Order Planner
  10. Master Scheduler
  11. Demand Planner
  12. Assistant Buyer
  13. Procurement Consultant

Some major recruiters in this field are Damco, FedEx, Blue Dart, First Flight, Healthkart, trading companies like Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Ltd, ports trusts and even PSUs such as GAIL, ONGC, NHPC etc.

Top Colleges/Institutes for Logistics Management

1Academy of Maritime Education and Training
2College of Management and Economics Studies
3Indian Institute of Logistics
4ITM University
5VELS Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies
6Vidya Bharathi Institute of Logistics Management
7SP Jain School of Global Management


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