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Logistics Sector Skill Council

Sector Profile

Logistics is defined as a business planning framework for the management of material, service, information and capital flows. It includes the increasingly complex information, communication and control systems required in today's business environment. It is also defined as the procurement, maintenance, distribution, and replacement of personnel and material. A typical logistics framework consists of physical supply, internal operations and physical distribution of goods and services. Logistics is a critical component relevant across agriculture, manufacturing and service sectors and has to be optimally managed for smooth functioning of production and distribution operations. Additionally, logistics cost accounts for a major component of the input costs in all sectors, more so in the case of sectors such as cement, steel, automobiles, FMCG, retail, pharmaceuticals etc. With rising competition in the sectors that use logistics services, it has become even more important to enhance the efficiency of the system and use the cost-benefit in increasing the company’s competitiveness. Besides, with increasing globalisation a larger number of multi-national companies (MNCs) are sourcing, manufacturing and distributing goods on a global scale, and thus need more complex supply chains to be managed. Given such developments in Transportation, Warehousing and Courier / Express sub-sectors are expected to become a more specialised and niche expertise area where high premium will be charged for increased quality and quantity of service delivered by logistic service provider. The annual logistics cost in India is valued at Rs. 6,750 billion (US$ 135 billion) and it is growing at 8-10% annually. Logistics cost by value accounts for around 13% of the GDP of India – this is much higher than that in the US (9%), Europe (10%) and Japan (11%) but lower than that in countries such as China (18%) and Thailand (16%). In particular, the percentage-wise share of transport cost (an important constituent of total logistic cost incurred by a nation) by value of GDP has been steadily increasing. The high cost of logistics in India when compared to developed nations may be attributed to poor quality of infrastructure and inadequate service quality vis-a-vis counterparts such as US and Europe.

Transportation, Warehousing and Courier / Express sub-sector in India is dominated by the unorganised segment (small truck owning companies linked to intermediate brokers or transport companies, small warehouse operators, shop cum courier pick-up points, custom brokers, freight forwarders, etc.); the organised segment accounts for less than 10% of the total logistics market in India. The type of logistics services provided in India are yet evolving; the focus in India has been on enabling ‘physical distribution’ as compared to developed nations where the focus has progressively shifted to ‘Integrated Logistics Management’.

About Logistics Sector Skill Council

About the Logistics Sector Skill Council

Logistics Sector Skill Council (LSC), a society registered under the Societies Registration act, 1860, is a not-for-profit organization set up by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) along with National Skill Development Corporation of India (NSDC) with the aim to up-skill the logistics workforce in India.

The mission of the Logistics Skill Council is “to bring the best in class workforce skills to the Indian logistics industry, thereby benefitting the employer, employees and the nation as a whole”.

Objectives of LSC are as follows:

  • Set up a comprehensive Labor Market Information System (LMIS) i.e. preparing a compendium of skill types pertaining to job roles within its sub-sector and to assist in planning for skilling, up-skilling and re-skilling through delivery of planned, formal and structural trainings.
  • Undertake Skill mapping and Skill gap analysis i.e. identification of skill development needs based on LMIS and emerging technologies. The study will be done state-wise, region-wise and sub-sector-wise.
  • Rationalize and maintain a detailed Skill inventory
  • Review periodically and identify emerging skill gaps by trend analysis and interacting with the industry players
  • Jointly develop National Occupational Standards (NOS) that feature Skill, Knowledge and Competency Standards with respective qualifications
  • Facilitate to align the existing curriculum and content with NOS to conceal skill gaps
  • Plan and institutionalize an effective system for Train The Trainers
  • Steer the affiliation and accreditation processes to enable Quality Assurance in training at par with International standards
  • Create an assessment framework to award tamper proof certifications to trainees
  • LSC aims over a period of 10 years, to develop a detailed occupational mapping which covers all the sub-sectors such as Warehousing Storage, Warehouse Packaging, Land Transportation, Air Transportation, Shipping Transportation and Courier / Express to map all job roles (100), affiliate 1400 training partners across PAN India, 2700 Master Trainers and certify approximately around 4 million skilled talent pool in the sector.

    Contact Information:
    Interim CEO:Capt. Ramanujam
    Email:ramanujam@lsc-india.com
    Address: Logistics Sector Skill Council, CII-IL,
    IIT Madras Research Park,
    Unit- E, 10th Floor, Kanagam Road, Taramani,
    Chennai- 600013.


    Grievance Cell Member
    Name:Mr. Ravikanth Yamarthy
    Designation: Head, Training & Assessments
    Phone:+917200072718
    Email id:ravikanth.yamarthy@lsc-india.com

    Name:Mr. Dhanasekar B
    Designation: Head Standards & Qualitys
    Phone:+917200072711
    Email id:dhanab@lsc-india.com
    Address:
    LOGISTICS SKILLS COUNCIL
    Confederation Of Indian Industry (Institute of Logistics)
    Unit "E", 10th floor, IIT Madras Research Park
    Kanagam road,TARAMANI,

Qualification Packs


Commercial Vehicle Driver Level 4

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q1109
  • Job Role:
  • Commercial Vehicle Driver Level 4
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:

Training Partners

Consignment Booking Assistant

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q1120
  • Job Role:
  • Consignment Booking Assistant
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Receive and log in consignment orders

Courier Delivery Executive

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q3023
  • Job Role:
  • Courier Delivery Executive
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Deliver shipment to the customers

Training Partners

Data Entry Operator Level 3

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q2306
  • Job Role:
  • Data Entry Operator Level 3
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Electronically process all orders

Training Partners

Forklift Operator

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q2101
  • Job Role:
  • Forklift Operator
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Moving heavy materials on the shop floor using forklift

Training Partners

Goods Packaging Machine Operator

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q2216
  • Job Role:
  • Goods Packaging Machine Operator
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Operate packaging equipment to pack goods

Kitting and Labelling

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q2304
  • Job Role:
  • Kitting and Labelling
  • NVQF Level:
  • 2
  • Role Description:
  • Warehouse Packer in the Logistics industry is also known as Packer, Floor Staff, Warehouse Associate.Individuals in this role need to pack items that have been picked or require binning. Individuals are responsible for packing items that require additional pre-packing or outbound packaging. Additional responsibilities could at times include loading and unloading cargo, labeling, re-packaging items and documenting cargo that has been moved. The difference in asks performed under the Packer role thus varies according to the volume of operations, however the core function of the role is to pack items according to the nature of the product either for storage or transportation.

Loader/Unloader

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q1110
  • Job Role:
  • Loader/Unloader
  • NVQF Level:
  • 2
  • Role Description:
  • dentify goods, unload them from the truck and move them into the staging area. A similar process is to be done for loading

Loading Supervisor

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q2314
  • Job Role:
  • Loading Supervisor
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Supervise loading and unloading function

Material Handling Equipment (MHE) Maintenance Technician

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q2315
  • Job Role:
  • Material Handling Equipment (MHE) Maintenance Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Carry out maintenance activities on MHE to ensure availability.

Training Partners

Reach Truck Operator

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q2111
  • Job Role:
  • Reach Truck Operator
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Operate reach truck to assist in warehouse operations

Training Partners

Receiving Assistant

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q2112
  • Job Role:
  • Receiving Assistant
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Receiving and rerouting inbound items as required.

Transport Consolidator

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q1119
  • Job Role:
  • Transport Consolidator
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Consolidate orders at hub/station based on consignment destination

Transport Coordinator

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q1118
  • Job Role:
  • Transport Coordinator
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Monitor consignments, identify and rectify problems

Warehouse Binner

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q2105
  • Job Role:
  • Warehouse Binner
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Warehouse Binner in the Logistics industry is also known as Binner, Floor Staff, Warehouse Associate.Individuals in this role need to bin items to put away into storage. Individuals are responsible for binning items according to an inventory list. Additional responsibilities could at times include moving cargo, re-packaging items and documenting cargo that has been moved. The difference in tasks performed under the Binner role thus varies according to the volume of perations, however the core function of the role is to bin items and put away into storage .

Warehouse Claims Coordinator

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q2117
  • Job Role:
  • Warehouse Claims Coordinator
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Determining genuinity of claim and reimbursable amount.

Training Partners

Warehouse Packer

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q2303
  • Job Role:
  • Warehouse Packer
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Warehouse Packer in the Logistics industry is also known as Packer, Floor Staff, Warehouse Associate.Individuals in this role need to pack items that have been picked or require binning. Individuals are responsible for packing items that require additiona l pre-packing or outbound packaging. Additional responsibilities could at times include loading and unloading cargo, labeling, re-packaging items and documenting cargo that has been moved. The difference in tasks performed under the Packer role thus varies according to the volume of operations, however the core function of the role is to pack items according to the nature of the product either for storage or transportation.

Warehouse Picker

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q2102
  • Job Role:
  • Warehouse Picker
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Warehouse Picker in the Logistics industry is also known as Picker, Floor Staff, Warehouse Associate.Individuals in this role need to pick items from storage. Individuals are responsible for picking items according to an inventory list. dditional responsibilities could at times include loading and unloading cargo, labeling, re-packaging items and documenting cargo that has been moved. The difference in tasks performed under the picker role thus varies according to he volume of operations, however the core function of the role is to pick items from storage and ensure they are ready to be sent out.

Warehouse Quality Checker

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q2313
  • Job Role:
  • Warehouse Quality Checker
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Inspect quality and check for conformance to specifications

Warehouse Supervisor

  • Pack Code:
  • LSC/Q2307
  • Job Role:
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • NVQF Level:
  • 5
  • Role Description:
  • Ensure smooth operations of warehouse activities.