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Public-private Partnerships Touted as Answer to Logistics Labor Woes

from DC Velocity

At a time when a large number of logistics experts are looking for work, you might assume that it would be easy to find the right people to fill logistics, distribution, and transportation positions. Yet companies still say they face a serious shortage of logistics talent. Why is this? The problem is not a scarcity of executive MBAs, and it's not about simply filling open slots with warm bodies. It's about the lack of knowledgeable, competent people to work in operations -- forklift drivers, warehouse supervisors, import/export managers, and just about any other entry- and mid-level logistics position you can think of. These jobs are now viewed as integral components of a complex supply chain, and most require some understanding of technology. By all accounts, there aren't enough people who can perform those functions as they need to be performed in this era of "the perfect order." In short, the demand for logistics-savvy workers has exceeded the supply. more

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