Abstract

Dr. Sara ElZarka
Skills, Management Logistics Expertise…What Do Logistics Managers in Clothing Companies Really Need?
This paper presents the preliminary investigation of the research aiming at creating a competency framework for senior logistics managers in clothing manufacturing firms in Egypt. The purpose of this framework is to describe the knowledge and skills elements that are necessary to perform the most important tasks and functions of logistics managers in clothing manufacturing firms. The preliminary investigation described in this paper aimed at determining the skills and knowledge elements that structure the logistics manager’s competency. A content analysis of relevant published texts and interviews revealed 53 elements that relate to the skills and knowledge required for logistics managers. The frequency of these elements was recorded to examine the acknowledged skill and knowledge elements related to the logistics profession in the literature.