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The impact of digitalization and status of the supply chain profession are driving a global talent shortage crisis

  • A survey conducted by DHL found that the supply chain talent pool is not keeping up with the changing requirements as technology reshapes the industry.
  • More than a third of companies have failed to take steps to create their future talent pipeline or develop their workforce.
  • The common impression of supply chain careers as lacking in excitement continues to have a significant impact in finding, attracting and retaining talent

 
DHL called upon industry leaders to recognize the growing talent gap crisis in the supply chain sector. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that jobs in logistics are estimated to grow by 26 percent between 2010 and 2020. Furthermore, one global study estimated that demand for supply chain professionals exceeds supply by a ratio of 6:1, with some predicting that ratio could be as drastic as 9:1.

DHL surveyed more than 350 supply chain and operations professionals in five global regions. The findings revealed that there are a number of reasons contributing to the talent shortage crisis in a rapidly evolving field. The report 'The Supply Chain Talent Shortage: From Gap to Crisis' was commissioned by DHL and authored by Lisa Harrington, president of the lharrington group LLC. The report highlights the key supply chain talent challenges experienced today, and identifies opportunities for businesses to compete on a global stage.

Harrington said, "Leading companies understand that their supply chains - and the people who run them - are essenti


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28 Jul 2017
The impact of digitalization and status of the supply chain profession are driving a global talent shortage crisis
 

A survey conducted by DHL found that the supply chain talent pool is not keeping up with the changing requirements as technology reshapes the industry. More than a third of companies have failed to take steps to create their future talent pipeline or develop their workforce. The common impression of supply chain careers as lacking in excitement continues to have a significant impact in finding, attracting and retaining talent
 

 
DHL
DHL

24 Jul 2017
A practical application for Machine Learning
 

Machine Learning has gone from a niche area of technology to being the savior of companies across multiple industries. Others see it as a technology that is overhyped and doesn’t deliver. Indeed, the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies has Machine Learning, or ML, at the Peak of Infla

 
Pedro Arellano, Vice President of Product Strategy
Birst, an Infor company

30 Jun 2017
JDA Survey Finds Understanding Consumer Behavior Is the Missing Link in Manufacturers' and Retailers' Path to Omni-channel Success
 

The JDA Voice of the Category Manager Survey reveals that investing in big data and predictive analytics is of strategic and competitive significance for category management professionals in the next five years.

 
JDA
JDA

16 Jun 2017
The lack of visibility in omni-channel retailing is leading to lost sales, loyalty & revenue
 

It is no secret that customer expectation for a consistent omni-channel retail experience continues to grow but what is the true business cost for retailers who aren’t yet joining up all the dots in their omni-channel service? Recent research conducted by Sapio Research on behalf of supply chain technology specialists Zetes, in association with Zebra Technologies, reveals just how customers are responding to subpar events and the way they expect a retailer to respond across all channels.

 
Zetes
Zetes

18 May 2017
The Sharing Economy is shaking up logistics (DHL Trend Research)
 

Logistics will play a major role in shaping the Sharing Economy. DHL reveals in a new Trend Report today that embracing digital platforms and business models built around sharing not owning assets presents a significant future opportunity for the logistics industry. The report, entitled 'Sharing Economy Logistics - Rethinking Logistics with access over ownership' provides insights to help understand the Sharing Economy, learn best practices in the Sharing Economy from other industries, and presents practical applications of the Sharing Economy within the logistics value chain.

 
DHL
DHL


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