Logistics and Supply Chain
It’s all about making sure that products and services get to the right place at the right time, and more importantly for every business, for the right price. Without this industry, the world would come to a standstill – imagine supermarkets without food, or pharmacies without crucial medications. This is a sector with national and global opportunities for someone with any qualification set, with opportunities for growth and increased responsibility. You could get involved anywhere from sourcing essential resources, transporting products to site, storing items to ensure they’re kept safe or even distributing these to customers. If you want to find out more about logistics and supply chain, keep reading!
Airport baggage handlers load and unload luggage and cargo from aircraft.
Builders' merchants sell building and do-it-yourself products and materials to the building trade and the public.
Couriers collect packages, documents and messages, and deliver them to customers.
Delivery van drivers collect parcels from a depot and deliver them to customers.
Food packaging operatives work on production lines to put food and drink products into containers, cans or packets.
Forklift drivers load and unload goods in warehouses, ports and airports.
Import-export clerks ship goods to and from the UK by road, rail, air and sea.
Large goods vehicle (LGV) and heavy goods vehicle (HGV) lorry drivers transport and deliver goods between suppliers and customers.
Motor vehicle parts persons supply individuals, dealerships and garages with spare parts.
Order pickers select all the things on a customer's order and send them to be packed and dispatched.
Packers work in factories and warehouses, putting products into containers like boxes and crates for delivery.
Port operatives work with cargo, passengers and marine craft in ports and harbours.
Postmen and postwomen sort letters and packages for delivery to homes and businesses.
Removals workers move household and office furniture and other items from one location to another.
Road transport managers make sure goods and passengers reach their destinations safely, on time and in the most cost-effective way.
Shelf fillers put stock out on supermarket shelves and in display cabinets. They also remove out of date items and help customers.
Stock control assistants keep track of stock levels and make sure there are enough supplies to meet customer demand.
Supply chain managers organise the movement of goods and materials from suppliers and manufacturers to customers.
Tanker drivers transport bulk materials and liquids by road.
Warehouse managers plan and co-ordinate warehouse operations at distribution depots, retail superstores and manufacturing plants.
Warehouse workers take delivery of goods and pack orders for dispatch.
Yard people load and unload deliveries and re-order stocks at factory warehouses, building suppliers and retail distribution companies.