(USA) Wanted: 1.4 million new supply chain workers by 2018
TL Hub recommends you to read this article published by "FORTUNES" (USA).
You will find most relevant parts of this paper here under; to read the entire article, please follow this link.
US logistics challenge & issues are quite similar in Belgium (figures change )
"Easy. The vast U.S. logistics business, which delivers 48 million tons of freight (worth about $48 billion) daily and already employs roughly 6 million people, operates mostly behind the scenes."
"When you order something from, say, Amazon, you know it arrives on your doorstep in two days, but most people don’t think about how,” observes George Prest, CEO of logistics trade group Material Handling Industry (MHI)"
"“I think the challenge we have is the same as for lots of manufacturing companies,” says Chuck Edwards, president of Lenze Americas, the Uxbridge, Mass.-based arm of German logistics giant Lenze, which specializes in supply-chain automation, software, and systems integration. “How do you communicate to college kids that this stuff is cool?” Like other supply-chain employers, Lenze recruits heavily at a handful of colleges “with strong engineering and tech programs,” including MIT, Cornell, and Purdue."