Logistics is a huge growth industry in Australia and globally. Last year it added $131.6 billion to Australia’s economy and employed 1.2 million people and, in the US it’s growing every day.
There is no doubt that logistics is a boom industry that is full of opportunities and growth as well as challenging, exciting jobs.
Here are 5 reasons to study the Diploma of Logistics. A great way to start your career in logistics management.
- Salary: Above average pay. With a median salary of just on $101,000 and high demand for management roles, there has never been a better time to consider a career in logistics and/or supply chain management.
- Unlimited Job Opportunities: Logistics professionals keep the supply chain flowing so logistics is definitely the job with limitless potential!
- Exciting Jobs with Plenty of Variety: If you want an exciting and challenging career at the forefront of technology and innovation then logistics and supply chain management is the career to be in.
- Global and National Travel: Jobs in logistics are in high demand all over the world not just in the world’s developed countries but also in exciting areas of high growth such as China, South America, Russia and Asia.
- Diploma Qualification Provides Entry Level to Wide Number of Jobs: The diploma of logistics will give you access to mid to upper level positions including operations managers, logistics analysts and purchasing agents. Other typical entry level positions include:
Planner or Analyst – Responsible for assembling data, identifying problems, and developing recommendations which support the management of a supply chain.
Buyer – Identifies sources of supply, evaluating and selecting suppliers, negotiating contracts, and managing relationships with suppliers.
Inventory Specialist – Responsible for inventory quality and accuracy, monitors inventory flow, and works on stock location and order picking strategies to optimise work flow and labour productivity in distribution facilities.
Materials Planner – Coordinates with purchasing, manufacturing, and supplier to ensure reliable, cost efficient delivery of materials.
Transportation Coordinator, Traffic Analyst – Manages relationships with carriers and customers to ensure the timely delivery of goods.
Production Coordinator / Operations Planner / Analyst – Coordinates daily production schedules and forecasting future production needs.