For those seeking an education in Logistics, it’s worth considering the various dynamics and levels of knowledge or qualifications involved with each stage of education – via a specific degree program, such as associates, bachelors, or graduate (masters) level education.
In essence, the purpose and definition of a logistics degree program is to enable an individual as both a scholar, professional, (and ideally customer for all intents and purposes) to consider both quantitative and qualitative elements that involve the transportation of manufactured goods to customers and businesses – and how to do so in the most effective, yet profitable manner or system.
Distribution, transportation regulations, safety operations and procedure, and inventory control – excluding management- should be some of the most common, core requirements and comprehension areas for those interested in pursuing a degree, education, and ultimately career in logistics.
As scholars dive deeper into more advanced areas of studies for education in logistics – such as through the Virginia Commonwealth University – management will become more relevant and hands-on training will understandably be required as part of the (most reputable) curriculums.
Receiving both practical and visual instructions as well as experiences in the areas of transportation and distribution are key to being the most efficient professional in this area and specialty.
State schools in Virginia appear to have the most reputable formats of solid education and purpose, when compared to available (international) schools which may or may not meet the same accreditation guidelines or requirements.
For anyone serious about gaining education in logistics, furthering education, or receiving post-career (or during) training should look for curriculums that include business development studies, contracts and claims (or law), computerized purchase/sell technology and logistics, and transportation management. Supply chain management, basic principles, and further management courses are sure to enhance the prospective professional in this career area.