Your guide to become a Logistics Executive in Malaysia

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RM 7,000 - 8,000

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Who is a Logistics Executive?

Logistics Executives ensure that manufacturers have a stable supply of raw materials, and coordinate the distribution of finished goods to consumers.

Pure chocolate from Belgium, mobile phones from China, shoes made in Italy, and designer bags from the UK, these products and more would not be easily accessible if not for the help of Logistics Managers or Executives. Their main goal is to meet consumer demand and minimise the costs of storing and transporting goods. Logistics Executives can work for business entities such as logistics and transportation companies, manufacturing plants and supermarkets as well as governmental organisat...

Pure chocolate from Belgium, mobile phones from China, shoes made in Italy, and designer bags from the UK, these products and more would not be easily accessible if not for the help of Logistics Managers or Executives. Their main goal is to meet consumer demand and minimise the costs of storing and transporting goods. Logistics Executives can work for business entities such as logistics and transportation companies, manufacturing plants and supermarkets as well as governmental organisations. Are you excellent at games that require strategic planning while working under the pressure of tight time limit? Though it may just be a game, but that’s a good start and practice to begin your journey as a Logistics Executives! Logistics Executive plays a crucial role in every organisation because without them, there will be no materials to be processed nor will the end products be distributed and sold all over the world.

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The pros and cons of being a Logistics Executive:

Pros

A bachelor's degree is often enough to begin entry-level work

Job growth is expected to be much faster than average

High average salary

Cons

Must be able to perform physical duties such as lifting, bending and reaching

Experience in logistics and management may be necessary

What are all the responsibilities of a Logistics Executive ?

Use IT software to manage stock, deliveries and transport costs

Use the information you have to coordinate the order cycle and evaluate the performance

Communicate with clients and suppliers

Find new contacts and solutions to logistical problems

Maintain health and safety regulations

Manage, motivate and train staffs

Prepare new strategies for supplies

What skills do you need to become a Logistics Executive?

Being systematic in your work

You will be dealing with a handful of clients and suppliers simultaneously hence it is better to get everything in place in an orderly manner. This is to ensure that there will be no mix ups or any confusing encounter in any situation. Besides that, being systematic will help to boost your efficiency by saving lots of time.

Have good time management ability

Since you will be dealing with so many suppliers and clients at the same time, every batch of products or materials will arrive or depart at different time as well. You are bound to schedule your time and manage it properly to avoid any delays or unexpected arrival. Though sometimes it is beyond your control, it is best to be prepared at all times.

Communication skills

How much are you ordering? When will the first batch arrive? What about the following batches? Is this the best price you can give? Communication is one of the utmost importance in this field of work. Messages and information should be conveyed effectively to minimise mistakes or errors in delivering, shipping, price negotiations and more.

What field(s) of study should you choose to become a Logistics Executive?

What are the requirements to be a Logistics Executive?

Getting a degree improves your odds in this career and some companies requires a degree. Certain helpful degrees to get are Business Administration, Economics, Shipping Management, Information System or any of the related field.

What are the working hours of a Logistics Executive?

The working hours of a Logistics Executive is longer than usual jobs, passing 60 hours per week. This means that you will also be required to be working on weekends and evenings, especially when you have deadlines to meet.

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