( Inventory Clerk )

Sector Overview – Logistics

About the Sector:
Logistics is regarded as the backbone of the economy, providing efficient and cost effective flow of goods on which other commercial sectors depend. Logistic industry in India is evolving rapidly, it is the interplay of infrastructure, technology and new types of service providers, which defines whether the logistic industry is able to help its customers reduce their costs in logistic sector and provide effective services.

The logistics industry continues to witness growth due to the growth in retail, e-commerce and manufacturing sectors. Logistics industry is expected to reach over USD 2 billion by 2019. Rise of e-commerce logistics and increased domestic consumption will lead the way for the industry in the coming years. With a promise of growth and improvements, the service oriented logistics industry is ready to expand beyond the horizons in the latter half of this decade.

The main sub-sectors thus identified as sub-sectors of the Logistics sector are:

S. No Sub Sectors Brief Description
1 Warehousing- Storage and Packing Constitutes needs of management of inbound material, inventory keeping, and the distribution and dispatch of outbound material. Tertiary packaging for transportation is an integral part of this sub sector.
2 Land Transportation Deals with consolidation of cargo, transportation and coordination of the transport network. Given the shortage of Commercial Vehicle Drivers especially in the Heavy Vehicle segment this will be a focus area for LSC.
3 Carrier and Express Services Handles time critical and many a time high value consignments and in India documents form a sizeable percentage of the segment. This is also a sub sector with high employability as many companies also provide services to e-commerce.
4 Port Terminals, ICDs' AND CFS Operations With the thrust on Port Infrastructure under the Sagarmala project, both the velocity and quantum of cargo movement will substantially be enhanced. There is bound to be more consolidation of Port user community and multi-skill trained manpower would be the requirement as the new projects get underway.
5 Freight Forwarding and Custom Clearance (Land, Air & Water) In a protectionist world sanctity of trade agreements and custom regulations enforcement will be strictly adhered and logistics professionals would need to be well versed with the export country's regulations as they would in adherence to domestic rules and regulations. Freight forwarders operate in a very dynamic environment affected by global currency fluctuations and would need to know the rules of carriage, international trade documents etc. and leverage their domain expertise to arrange cost effective freight.
6 Air Cargo Operations With increased regional connectivity time sensitive and high value cargo movement will witness an increase. Most Courier and Express Companies would be leveraging on this regional connectivity to ensure faster and more reliable delivery schedules.
5 Freight Forwarding and Custom Clearance (Land, Air & Water) Agricultural Produce and fruits post-harvest need to be kept in a controlled atmosphere to prevent their deterioration. Similarly fish catch and meat need to be adequately stored and transported in refrigerated atmosphere where humidity control becomes very important. Many plants are old and need to be modernized and Operators need to be trained on both the technical details of the plant and its maintenance as well as on the product

Logistics Sector employs about 21.24 million as of 2017. of 21.24 million 54% are employed in passenger roadways segment, 35% in road fright while remaining are in passenger railways, freight forwarding, warehousing, packaging and other services. As per the National Sample Survey the distribution of employees is mainly in Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad Districts whereas emerging clusters includes Bangalore, Surat and Indore.

Thrust on infrastructure projects such as the dedicated freight & Industrial Corridors like DMIC, expansion of Port Terminals and construction of Greenfield Port projects under Sagarmala project and Bharatmala project will create fresh employment opportunities. Increasing income levels and rapid growth in organized retail, e-commerce, QSR etc. will create new opportunities for the youth.

Projected Manpower requirement Scope :
It is estimated that the total workforce will increase from current 21 million to over 31 million by year 2022. That means, this sector alone will generate additional requirement of over 9 million people across all the modals-roads, railway, ports and aviation.

Sector Projected Manpower
Requirement - 2017
Projected Manpower
Requirement - 2022
Skilled Manpower
required in next 5 years
Capital Goods 21,000,000 31,000,000 2,196,000

Vision India is a Transformational Human Capital Organization offering customized People and Process solutions in the domain of Skill Development, Staffing and Business Outsourcing by making people Employable, Efficient and Effective.
We firmly believe in the ideology of “Carving careers, beyond a Job”.

With the best in class infrastructure, practical and high quality training content along with trained and certified faculty, our endeavor is to build a comprehensive and robust training eco-system in line with the skills/competency standards and qualifications laid down by the Electronics Sector Skill Council of India which facilitates experiential learning among our trainees.
We have a structured and real time feedback mechanism in place with our industry partners to constantly update our skilling approach and ensure our training remains relevant and engaging. While every job role training offered by us is unique in terms of topics and session coverage, qualitatively our key focus areas are building:

  • arrow Technical competency
  • arrow Communication skills
  • arrow Computer Proficiency
  • arrow Professionalism among our candidates

Currently, we have one job role in the Logistics sector available across our skill centers. The job role have been carefully identified, researched and selected keeping in mind the Industry requirements and maximize employment opportunities. The job role is:
Inventory Clerk (LSC/Q2108)

Inventory Clerk (LSC/ Q 2108)

Job Description : Inventory Clerk in the Logistics Industry is also known as Inventory Executive. Individuals in this role need to collect the stored items list, perform physical counting of goods, cross checking the physical count with the system numbers. Their responsibilities include locating missing items for reconciliation and preparing detailed reports for the management.
Key Focus Areas: The targeted and desired training outcomes post training completion are:

Technical competency

  • arrow Knowledge on Warehousing activities
  • arrow Conversant with Inventory Control and counting
  • arrow Understanding of Material Handling & Ergonomics.
  • arrow Cultured in workplace skills.
  • arrow Acquaint with Environmental/ Occupational Health & Safety.

Communication skills

  • arrow Preparing for Interviews
  • arrow Understand and practice active listening
  • arrow Techniques to facilitate effective team and meeting communications
  • arrow Common reasons for interpersonal conflict
  • arrow Emotional Intelligence to deal with difficult situations

Computer Proficiency

  • arrow Ability to use computer systems and programs
  • arrow Familiarity with MS Office application (Knowledge of Basic Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • arrow Perform daily word processing tasks
  • arrow Perform tasks and work with data in Excel worksheets
  • arrow Create a simple presentation in PowerPoint, run it, and print it

Professionalism among our candidates

  • arrow Work effectively with others
  • arrow Adherence to Do’s and Don’ts of workplace
  • arrow Disciplined behaviors ( Grooming, Punctuality, Ethical conduct)

Who Can Attend : Any person who is 18 years or more and has minimum education of 12th standard can attend the program.

Total Course Duration : 240 Hours

Vision India is committed to provide suitable employment opportunities to all our trainees and our associates. Our biggest value proposition is our In-house synergy between our Skill development projects, Staffing vertical and RBPO which places us in an unique and enviable position in the market to offer Captive placement to our trainees across multiple job roles. In addition to this, we have strategic alliances with many industry partners across various sectors to provide a steady and sustainable flow of job opportunities.

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