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An Exploratory Study on Logistician Competency: The Case of Malaysian Logistics Firms

Author(s): Daud Dazmin | Ahmad Halim | Ling Choon Kwek | Keoy Hooi Kay

Journal: International Business and Management
ISSN 1923-841X

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 67;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Logistician competency | Management knowledge and skills | Logistics-and-business knowledge and skills

The study of logistician competency has received great attention from some literature in Europe and America. Although various findings of logistician competency have been reported, limited study has focused on reporting views from Malaysian logisticians. This paper provides a general understanding of the items that attribute to Malaysian logistician competency. Introduction to Malaysian logistician competency is provided in the first section followed by the literature review emphasizing the need of logisticians to acquire competency. T-test, ANOVA and exploratory factor analysis were employed to explore the similarities and differences between selected demographical factors and logistician competency. This paper concludes that items of competency for Malaysian logisticians are grouped under “management knowledge and skills” and “logistics-and-business knowledge and skills”. The findings are considered to have made a significant contributing to the literature, by using the Malaysian logisticians which enhances our understanding on the need to understand logistician competency for logistics curricula development and developing competent logistics workforce.Key words: Logistician competency; Management knowledge and skills; Logistics-and-business knowledge and skills
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