Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the key logistics related skills required at the various levels of management logistics from the licensing certification perspective. Design/methodology/approach - This exploratory study utilizes the concept mapping methodology to combine the qualitative expert data with quantitative multivariate statistical analysis. Findings - The research results suggest that certain components of logistics skills are more important than others depending on the level of management. Assessment format preferences also differ at each assessment level. Research limitations/implications - This paper is not designed to produce a high level of precision in the output. Instead, this study is structured to explore the possibility of building a licensing/certification framework in Taiwan. Practical implications - This study serves as a "blueprint" of the logistics certification program in Taiwan and provides a practical reference list for logistics-related firms for the purpose of training and recruiting. Another implication is that the logistics certification program for the middle-level logisticians deserves the highest priority over the operational and strategic levels. Originality/value - This study offers an important first step to establishing an executable logistics licensing/certification program/system.
- Distribution management
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)