20 October, 2017 / News
Overall, visitors and experts discussed the trends that have been growing more and more in logistics. These are: the Omnichannel trend, sustainable supply chains, reverse logistics and new technologies and digitization, most of which we have discussed previously in detail in our blog.
Particular emphasis was placed on the specific training of workers in the logistics sector and how it could be improved. A study carried out by experts present at the meeting reveals that most professionals in the field of logistics are between 45 and 64 years-old. And although the employment of young people has grown by 5% during the first months of 2017, the study reveals that logistics is not attractive enough for people who belong in this age group.
Two of the aspects that make us think that logistics is not of interest to recent graduates are: on the one hand, the not so captivating image that the sector itself gives and the lack of knowledge of logistics and transportation that society has in general. If the field of logistics wants to grow, it needs talented professionals and a specific education in this area. It is crucial that job positions in companies are occupied by people who know the sector at a theoretical level and who have experience in similar positions.
The idea and conclusion within which the conference ended in the II Forum of Talent Management in the Logistics Sector is that in order for the logistics sector to innovate, grow and improve its image, educational initiatives must be promoted so that workers who are hired have the necessary qualifications for the position.