Career in Logistics In Australia

Having a career in logistics means to make sure that all the goods and products sent from a supplier reaches the required destination at the stipulated time and in the right condition. The logistics industry is a big driver of the economic growth now and is a Meta market for many industries including the e-commerce which is changing the way the world shops. In all types of industries logistic managers are required and organizations are recruiting them heavily. Thus there is a good market for this and making a career in logistics and supply chain is a good decision today.

Stability of logistics industry

There is no doubt that the industry is more or less irreplaceable and is a very integral part of any country. In Australia, the logistics industry contribute heavily to the economy equivalent to the quantum of $131.6 billion (as per the data reported in 2013). These figures speak for themselves and hence you can be sure of a good career in this field.

Opportunities for career growth

Logistics industry is one such industry that requires you to work from bottom and understand how things work. Thus you can start at the bottom also and climb up based upon your qualification and talent.  There is a lot of scope for learning on the job in this industry and companies also promote training and education for their employees. You can go up in the career ladder to roles related to technical, administrative and management.

Flexibility as to geography of location

There are many jobs that require you to travel extensively and change locations as well. However if you are looking at a career in logistics, you can be relieved of it in here.  Most locations are good for this and all the organisations that will be your client base are based all over the world. There are some locations that are very popular for this role but a possibility to get relocated is really low in this career line.

Working hours

The industry works 24 hours and hence there are many work schedules available. So you can choose the role that suits your timings thus giving you time for further education as well.


While working in logistics you get to interact with many organizations that have operations spread worldwide. Thus there is a lot of chance for networking as well.


There are many courses that prepare you in this career and specialities such as management of the supply chain, purchasing, materials management, inventory control, warehousing, customer service and transport and distribution. Choose the one that suits you and an exciting career is ensured.

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