About Logistics & Aviation
Logistics is the art and science of managing and controlling the flow of goods, energy, information and other resources from the source of production to the marketplace. Logistics is concerned with strategically managing the supply chain, so that the right goods get to the right place, in the right quantity, at the right time, in the best condition & at an acceptable cost. It is a practical discipline, concerned with planning and management, and is very much focused on getting things done. A centre focus of all business organizations today is the management of their supply chains. A typical supply chain for a product involves input from the supplier, producer, distribution centre, retailer & consumer, whilst transport is the link between all stages - Transportation firms, Third party logistics firms, Manufacturing firms, Merchandizing firms, Consulting firms, Service institutions and other organizations.
- The domestic logistics industry, which is estimated to generate business worth $110 billion in the next two years, would need 420,000* skilled manpower by 2015.
- The number of warehouse managers required in the organised sector is estimated to be around 14,000 which would grow up to around 35,000* by 2015.
- Expenditure on logistics (INR 90 trillion globally; INR 4 trillion in India) indicates the importance of this sector and justifies a deeper look at its unique characteristics, a very important one being its manpower intensity.
*According to Deloitte, CII & KPMG Report.
Logistics and the Industry:
Logisticians work in virtually every industry in the business world, including:
- Auto Industry
- Clothing & Apparel
- Courier & Messaging
- Food & Grocery
- Freight Forwarding
- Hotel and Hospitality
- International Trade
- Military and National Defence
- Natural Gas
- Public Transportation
With the liberalisation of the Indian aviation sector, the aviation industry in India has undergone a rapid transformation. From being primarily a government-owned industry, the Indian aviation industry is now dominated by privately owned full-service airlines and low-cost carriers. India has jumped to 9th position in world's aviation market from 12th in 2006. The Aviation industry in India encompasses a wide range of services related to air transport such as passenger and cargo airlines, unscheduled service operators --- private jets and helicopters, airport management, and support services like Maintenance, Repairs and Overhaul (MRO), ground handling, in-flight catering, and training.
The Aviation sector has grown by 25 % in the last 5 yrs. Passenger growth has grown from 40m to 110m in the last 5 yrs and is expected to grow to 150m by 2020. Approx 2.5 – 5 lakhs jobs in the Indian Aviation Industry (ASSOCHAM REPORT). Infrastructure modernization, huge investment, expanding air fleet & with ever growing economy AVIATION is the hottest sector in term of career.