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When the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics hosts its Supply Chain Workforce Summit at ProMat 2015, a series of speakers and discussion panels will explore best practices in how to find, train and retain the supply chain workforce of the future. The Roadmap devoted an entire section to the twin challenges faced by the industry: demographics and skill ...

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Collaborate With Supply Chain Management Programs to Solve the Workforce Shortage

It is generally recognized that companies around the globe are faced with an acute shortage of qualified supply chain talent at the early and mid-career levels. One of the ways to effectively address this shortage is through developing closer, more collaborative relationships between businesses and the colleges and universities that deliver such key talent, either through supply chain and logistics ...

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Prepare for the Crisis Ahead by Managing Your Talent Supply Chain

If the experts are right, in a few years we’ll look back at 2014 as “the good ole’ days for recruiting.” Over the next few years we are expecting the U.S. workforce to shrink dramatically. It is really a perfect storm…60 million Baby Boomers are retiring, with only 40 million new workers coming in to the workforce. And the participation ...

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ProMat 2015 Preview

See the latest, greatest manufacturing and supply chain solutions at ProMat 2015. When you attend ProMat, you can expect to uncover new business potential: Speed time to market Cut costs and maximize efficiency Streamline your operations Engage industry professionals and build business partnerships Find the latest innovations and exciting new technologies Meet top providers face-to-face. Finding the right solution is ...

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Innovate Your Supply Chain to Survive

Supply chain innovation is becoming a deliberate strategy for companies, rather than an accidental occurrence. and the MHI Executive Summit and Annual Conference in San Diego helps to highlight just how important that trend will be in the next few years to cope with the rate of change in business. We’re all familiar with the Fortune 500 list of the ...

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Moving forward on the talent crisis: educate, collaborate, innovate

As the U.S. economy was beginning to recover in 2010, researchers at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics were having a busy year. They published a number of studies looking at trends and technologies transforming global supply chains. Mixed in among these publications was a whitepaper with a shockingly personal and simple title: “Are You Prepared for the Supply ...

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Supply Chain Technicians work on the hardware, software, automated equipment and systems that support the supply chain

How many supply chain technicians do you know? No, this isn’t a trick question. Chances are you know at least one if you work in warehousing, distribution or even manufacturing. Ditto for those who work for a supplier of automated material handling equipment and systems. After all, there are more than 200,000 supply chain technicians out there. These are the ...

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MODEX 2014, to be held March 17-20 in Atlanta, is where the industry comes together.

Some professional organizations talk about material handling and logistics. Others talk about supply chains and their processes. Still others are focused on transportation or warehousing or manufacturing. Then there are the ones most concerned with inventory, risk management and even the future. Unfortunately, with all of all of the messages coming at you at warp speed these days, it’s often ...

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The U.S. is expected to generate about 270,000 logistics-related jobs each year, but schools will only be able to fill 28 percent.

By Gary Forger Think about this for a minute. The U.S. is expected to generate about 270,000 logistics-related jobs each year through 2018. At current job creation rates, that’s a bit more than 10 percent of all new jobs annually in the U.S. Many of these people will be working in warehousing and distribution as well as trucking, operations management, ...

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