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Studying Supply Chain and Logistics

When you think of Domino’s, you might of their pizzas. But a lot goes into serving you that pizzas (or garlic bread!). The company needs to source the ingredients, send them to restaurants on time and per their requirement. When you think of the number of outlets they have and the sheer number of on their menu, this ends be a mind–bogglingly complex operation.

But this is essentially what Logistics and Supply Chain Management is all about—sourcing raw materials (or ingredients), sending them to factories (or kitchens) for processing and delivering the finished goods to shops, distributors or customers, while working to budget, time and resource constraints.

Some of the most sought-after New Zealand universities, colleges and institutes you could study at are:

  • NMIT
  • ARA

Salary and Career Prospects

Supply and logistics professionals are hired by logistics and postal services companies, online retail companies, retail and hospitality companies, factories and warehouses.

Some of the roles graduates take up are Solutions Architect (Supply Chain), Supply Chain Specialist, Procurement Officer and Business Process Manager (Supply Chains).

Salaries vary depending on qualifications, location and experience. As a guide, supply chain and logistics professionals earn around $80,000 a year (37 lakhs INR).

Why study in New Zealand?

New Zealand is fast emerging as one of the best study destinations for international students. Most universities, colleges and institutions in New Zealand are government-owned and funded and maintain high teaching and learning standards.

It terms of economy, New Zealand’s is largely home-grown. Some of biggest companies based there are Air New Zealand (airliner), Spark New Zealand (telecoms company), Progressive Enterprises (retail) and Fletcher Building (construction company). Auckland ranks consistently among the world’s most liveable cities and has a thriving start-up scene.

Kiwis, as people living in New Zealand are affectionately called, enjoy year-round good weather, high salaries, access to spectacular beaches and a healthy work-life balance. The country’s breathtakingly beautiful landscape, ski resorts, lakes and national parks attract millions of tourists every year.

International graduates are typically offered post-study work visas of up to 3 years upon graduation.

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