International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Dimensions of Competency among Malaysian Logisticians: An Exploratory Investigation
Dazmin Daud, Kwek Choon Ling, Kay Hooi Keoy, Jessica Sze Yin HO

This study seeks to quantify how logistics practitioners in Malaysia perceive competency. It aims to categorize the dimensions of Malaysian logistician competency. A total of 244 Malaysian logisticians representing top to low level managers were surveyed using a self-administered questionnaire. EFA and CFA were applied to analyze and determine the dimensions. Results show that the dimensions of Malaysian competency are grouped into three factors; namely strategic management skills, business knowledge and effective leadership skills. The measurement model fits the data with the values of X2/df = 1.761; CFI = .961; and RMSEA = .056. The findings have made a contribution to the literature, by using Malaysian logisticians to identify the dimensions of Malaysian logistician competency. This can assist the development of logistics curricula by Malaysian higher education institutions and also help develop a competent logistics workforce in the future. Implications and limitations of the study are also discussed.

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