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Anyone got the low-down on Supply/Shipping/Logistics [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 04:40
Interested in the field. Didn't really see any threads pop up in a search.
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Re: Anyone got the low-down on Supply/Shipping/Logistics [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 05:17
Some CPGs have rotational programs dedicated to this field. I remember meeting some people from schools in the midwest (Kansas Jayhawks, etc), who were hired into these programs.
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Re: Anyone got the low-down on Supply/Shipping/Logistics [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 05:33
IE has a dual degree with MIT wherein you get one of the following two degrees besides MBA ..
# Master of Engineering in Logistics at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
# Master of Engineering in Logistics & Supply Chain Management at the Zaragoza Logistics Center in Zaragoza, Spain


I work in logistics function for a major electronics company and if I were to move higher than my current level , I would need lesser and lesser knowledge of logistics and more management skills.

What kind of work do you want to do in supply/logistics ?
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Re: Anyone got the low-down on Supply/Shipping/Logistics [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 06:37
Big bulk carrier shipping in Asia would be ideal. But I'm very ignorant of the field in general. Any overview of the different areas in logistics would be appreciated.
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Re: Anyone got the low-down on Supply/Shipping/Logistics [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 00:49
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Big bulk carrier shipping in Asia would be ideal. But I'm very ignorant of the field in general. Any overview of the different areas in logistics would be appreciated.


While not in this industry, per se, I've had a lot of clients in the shipping, logistics services, and TL/LTL transport industries. From my observations, they are not typically companies to hire MBAs... they like to grow their own managers from the operational side of things. Pricing & sales are probably the departments most likely to hire from campus. You probably need to identify a few target companies that you're interested in working for and then send direct inquiries.

If you're interested in working in the logistics/supply chain management side of a company that primarily does something else, there are all sorts of opportunities for newly minted MBAs. I would second the previous poster's recommendation of looking at MIT's program.

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Some CPGs have rotational programs dedicated to this field. I remember meeting some people from schools in the midwest (Kansas Jayhawks, etc), who were hired into these programs.


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Re: Anyone got the low-down on Supply/Shipping/Logistics [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 00:15
Hey upgrayyed,
Being directly employed in one of the largest shipping companies in denmark, I can say with first hand experience that these companies groom their managers from the operational level mostly. But certain conglomerates like Maersk do have their own leadership development programmes, in which they like to recruit different undergratues and sponosr them for MBAs later at HSWK, after compleing a five year rotational program.

While this practice is prevalent with Maersk only, some european shipping giants do recruit occassioanly but restrict the extent of recruiting locality Denmark, switzerland and UK, i.e. , in other words, Coppenhagen business school, IMD , INSEAD and LBS.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Anyone got the low-down on Supply/Shipping/Logistics [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2011, 13:34
Guys,
What are the prospects of getting specialized in SCM/Operations and joining a big retailer (Sears/Walmart), FMCG producer or Amazon/Apple-like companies? I know several guys after Stern and Ross who did so with Amazon/Apple, but I don't know how widespread such career track is?
Re: Anyone got the low-down on Supply/Shipping/Logistics   [#permalink] 14 Jun 2011, 13:34
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