Understanding skills and performance challenges in the logistics sector: summary

Understanding skills and performance challenges in the logistics sector: summary
Author(s)
Winter, G.; McDonough, C.; Willis, T.
Publisher
UKCES
Date of publication
1 October 2014
Subject(s)
People management: all aspects of managing people
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This report provides strategic labour market intelligence on skills needs in one industrial sector, namely – logistics.

The report examines recent changes in the sector, with a particular focus on technological change and the implications for future skills and training needs.

It provides new intelligence on the current situation and the future of skills and training issues in the logistics sector.

Methodology

The research draws on an extensive literature review and analysis of the latest UK Employer Skills Survey as well as drawing on the insights of employers and stakeholders through interviews and focus groups.

Findings

  • This research shows that employers have to address labour market issues and plan ahead to ensure there is sufficient supply of skills.
  • Career information, advice and guidance for employers, careers advisers and other stakeholders to take to schools, events or Job Centres could help to increase awareness and promote the sector to a greater diversity of people.

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