Current Recession and Globalization: Key Transport and Logistics Challenges and Skills

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“The current recession and the globalisation of business organisations has brought with them key transport and logistics challenges. What skills should a transport and logistics graduate have to support these organisations and their activities.”

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PLAN

1. Introduction
2. What is logistics, how it is changing?
3. Essential skills and comments why they are important
4. Second language & geographical knowledge
5. Winanton’s & DHL job descriptions and requirements
6. Brief summary of what skills are most important
7. Reference

“The current recession and the globalisation of business organisations has brought with them key transport and logistics
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The National Career Service mentioned that a geographical knowledge of the area you work in is also important. For instance, logistics in Norway and Egypt are very unlike and skills that transport managers possess also differ, because logistics in Norway require the knowledge know how to transport goods in cold conditions and logistics in Egypt would have the knowledge that would help transport materials in hot conditions and though the deserts.
Wincanton is an organisation which provides efficient supply chain and logistics solutions. In their web site it is stated that a logistics graduate has to have excellence. This is a very broad description and it could mean that Wincanton is looking for multi-talented people. In Wincanton’s transport shift manager job description it is said that they are expecting people to have proven management experience, full knowledge of transport legislation, excellent PC skills with knowledge of computerised scheduling systems, great team working skills, the ability to work on strict deadlines and in own initiative. Also, very good communication skills are required both verbal and written, so it is clear that a person has to be fully educated and even know a second language. Also, they seek for a person with the desire to grow and improve. Another big logistics company is DHL and they bring out very similar skills. A person who pretends for a job in DHL to be a

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