School of Logistics

Logistics Clusters: A Growth Engine Be a Professional Logistician

Logistics is a career choice and a profession, like engineering or medicine. We would like to invite you to develop a career as a professional logistician. The responsibilities of a logistician include the oversight and management of resource acquisition, distribution, storage, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal for a company or organization. Knowledge of various industry-related software and hardware may also be required for this job. Top level communication skills are a must as a logistician will be working with many different types of stakeholders.

At Nanyang, we will provide you the proper education and training so that you will have the skills and competence to build a professional career with the right capability; competence and credential to get the job done.


Why Study at Nanyang Institute of Management’s School of Logistics

Today’s competitive advances in global markets are no longer solely in manufacturing. Creativity, agility and speed are the new competitive advantages that are replacing brick and mortar warehouses and large inventories. Globalization is creating greater sensitivity to regional differences in customer expectations and purchasing habits. Firms must make decisions regarding trade-offs between transportation costs, inventory costs, and product life cycles. Prospective employers of logistics graduates include businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Typical jobs include logistics analyst, customer service manager, logistics engineer, materials manager, production manager, and vendor managed inventory coordinator.

With this in mind, Nanyang Institute of Management’s School of Logistics aims to become a learning center with key specialisation in ‘Logistics” and “Supply Chain Management”. The vision of the School of Logistics is to become a nationally and internationally respectable and credible education & learning center functioning at global standards to raise the highly qualified workforce for the economy where we nurture highly effective logistics managers and leaders through the development of contemporary educational materials and the use of innovative teaching methods.


Career Options

International supply chains are an ever more prominent feature of global commerce. The production of manufactured goods is organized increasingly through global value or supply chains, with goods being value added in multiple countries that are part of the chain. The “geographic fragmentation of production” has been a major driver of the growth in global trade volumes in recent decades and has been supported by a process of steady liberalization of trade regimes. Governments around the world are investing significant resources in developing logistics clusters. Regional governments pursue logistics clusters because they lead to economic growth and jobs. Knowledge-based clusters pursued by governments around the world tend to favour highly educated employees. Logistics clusters also offer opportunities for new business formation because many of the activities in logistics depend on coordination rather than expensive assets. Some of the career options includes:

Logistics Analyst

Logistics Consultant

Customer Service Manager

International Logistics Manager

Inventory Control Manager

Logistics Engineer

Logistics Manager

Logistics Services Salesperson

Logistics Software Manager

Materials Manager

Production Manager

Purchasing Manager

Supply Chain Manager

Systems Support Manager

Transportation Manager

Vendor Managed Inventory Coordinator

Warehouse Operations Manager