Logistics is proving an exciting industry to be a part of, with various possible career paths in areas such as freight forwarding and supply chain management, both nationally and internationally. On hand to provide you with any information about the logistics industry which you may require, Alchemy Global Talent Solutions will help you find or fill logistics job vacancies with their extensive experience and knowledge of the industry.
The Importance of the Supply Chain
The supply chain is the backbone of the logistics industry, allowing goods to move from manufacturer to supplier and ultimately to consumer. This area of logistics holds endless opportunities, whether working within warehousing to overseeing the entire supply chain for a multinational corporation. Due to the varied nature of available work, the supply chain attracts a variety of job candidates with a wide range of skills and backgrounds. Regardless of the level of qualifications, this can be an industry suited to anyone, especially if your qualifications are limited or of a low standard since there are so many opportunities to start in basic roles and work up the career ladder.
Freight Forwarding Explained
Freight forwarding also provides many permanent and contract job opportunities within the logistics industry. Freight forwarders are responsible for the organisation of shipping imports and exports within the logistics sector, whether shipments are for individual or commercial purposes. Acting as an ‘agent’ rather than the carrier, freight forwarders are third party logistics providers whose main responsibilities are booking and arranging space for cargo on ocean, air and land freight carriers.
The logistics industry most notably holds career opportunities within the courier service. These careers can be national or international, where employees are responsible for the distribution of a wide range of goods all over the world. Due to a wide range of transportation options – air, sea, land – work within logistics courier services can be challenging, especially given time and budget constraints. As with all areas of the logistics industry, courier services offer the opportunity to begin in junior roles and progress on the career ladder in a relatively short space of time.