In defining the sub- sectors the determining fact has been a) the employment potential in the sub sector b) Industry validated skill gap and c) the projected growth of the sub sector.
WAREHOUSING – STORAGE AND PACKAGING
The Warehousing sub sector addresses the needs of management of inbound material, inventory keeping, and the distribution and despatch of outbound material. Tertiary packaging for transportation is an integral part of this sub sector. ----QP/NOS covers the job roles in demand.
Carriage by land transport is 60% of the modal mix as compared with Rail and Water freight, in India. The transportation subsector 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. ---- QP/NOS cover the job roles in this sub-sector.
COURIER AND EXPRESS SERVICES
Courier and Express Industry 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. --- QP/NOS cover the job roles in this sub-sector
PORT TERMINALS, ICDs' AND CFS OPERATIONS
With the thrust on Port Infrastructure under the Sagarmala project, both thevelocity 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.
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 fluctuationsand would need to know the rules of carriage, international trade documents etc and leverage their domain expertise to arrange cost effective freight.A broad based vocational education in addition to training in specific skills will be required to ensure candidates can handle this complex activity.
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. This will create the need for more dispersed work locations and consequently more need for local candidates who are skilled to take up the job roles.
COLD CHAIN LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS
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 modernised and Operators need to be trained on both the technical details of the plant and its maintenance as well as on the product