The multi-channel revolution has been transformational for the logistics and transportation industry
Consumer demand for faster, more integrated services has fuelled a sector-wide need for efficiency and economies of scale. The rise of online shopping and global trading is also increasing the need for fast movement of goods, making flexibility, agility, availability and productivity vital for the success of logistics and transportation firms.
1 in 12 working people in the UK are currently employed in the logistics sector. However, we understand that recruitment is set to be a growing challenge in the coming years, and L&D will be vital for the attraction and retention of skilled staff.
In the US, there is a move towards ‘re-shoring’, or bringing outsourced logistics operations back into the country, triggering a period of rapid recruitment and upskilling, and a requirement for effective onboarding.