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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 professio

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18 Dec 2017
The age of value-added service: Differentiation gets more diverse

Distributors have been hearing for a couple of years that the age of value-added services was on the way. Judging by the results of the 2017 MDM survey, Path to Profitable Services, that new era has dawned, opening up important insights and new opportunities for market development and growth. MDM


15 Dec 2017
Waste reduction: the proof’s in the pudding

  Tackling the growing mountains of waste created as a consequence of poor supply chain practices is a top priority for the food industry. But what can businesses do to overcome this issue? While mitigating the causes of shrinkage is undoubtedly good for the environment, according


14 Dec 2017
Get your demand planning and forecasting game on

Outplay your competition with a smarter, stronger demand planning strategy Customer demands are changing. So why isn’t your demand planning strategy? It’s time to level up your demand planning and experience revolutionary breakthroughs in supply chain performance, planning and profita

Alexa Cheater

13 Dec 2017
The Secret to Balancing Process and Agility in Manufacturing

We caught up with UEP MD Alan Kelly earlier this month to discuss the relevance of process and agility in promoting success up the supply chains of today—and tomorrow. Whether you are reassessing the efficiency of your existing operations or planning to future-proof your

Thomas Brown
Unipart Group

12 Dec 2017
The Ghost of Network Providers’ Future

With mobile network brands almost invisible, what can the present state of utilities tell us about the future of the mobile network sector? The mobile network sector is consolidating. Most people will identify the logo of the major network, but one imagines they would not be able to

Martin O'Grady
Unipart Group

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Last update 2 Feb 2018
PMI remains elevated at start of 2018
   Source: Investec Manufacturing PMI ® Ireland  -  IHS Markit

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