Host said: What is the best training for becoming a logistics coordinator? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective logistics coordinator?
What do non-traditional career paths look like?
When I began in 1980, I had no formal training in import-export shipping. I started as an assistant in the canned foods department of a large import firm (Atalanta Corp.) I took four-day seminars in international banking (Letters of Credit) and Marine Insurance, and progressed from there. Getting the start, the foot in the door, is the critical step. And then, you need to enjoy the work - helping large quantities of product to move across the oceans. If that is satisfying for you, there is a possible career. But I wish I had taken the US Customs Brokers License Exam in the 1980's - I heard it was much easier then. I tok it in 2002 when only 23 percent passed - and years later, only 7 percent passed. It's very hard now.