Skip to Main Navigation

Logistics competencies, skills, and training : a global overview (Inglês)

Logistics has been a major growth sector in the world economy in terms of levels of activity and expenditure for many decades. In addition to being an important sector in its own right, logistics strongly influences the economic performance of other industries and the countries in which they are located. The logistics sector’s recruitment potential is often constrained by its relatively poor image. Career planning can also be deficient, with the result that some high-caliber operatives and managers abandon logistics for other roles. The report provides perception survey data on the current supply of and demand for qualified logistics personnel across the four occupational levels and around the globe. Furthermore, it sheds light on the current state of training, recruitment, retention, and related challenges in the logistics and supply chain management (SCM) field. The report is structured as follows: chapter one gives introduction, chapter two introduces the methodology implemented in the report and the sources of data and information. Chapter three discusses the results of surveys on logistics competence requirements and shortages across all world regions. Chapter four includes sector case studies in the trucking industry and humanitarian logistics sectors. Chapter five addresses training and skills development sources of training, stakeholders, and best practices. Chapter six sheds light on recruitment and retention strategies. Chapter seven provides guidance and recommendations for public sector institutions. Chapter eight presents a logistics competence matrix, a framework that enables stakeholders to self-assess the level of logistics competence in their country and provides a brief overview for possible activities to raise the competence level. Chapter nine summarizes the report.


  • Autor

    McKinnon, Alan, Flothmann, Christoph, Hoberg, Kai, Wiederer,Christina Katharina, Arvis,Jean Francois

  • Data do documento


  • TIpo de documento


  • No. do relatório


  • Nº do volume


  • Total Volume(s)


  • País


  • Região

    Regiões Mundiais,

  • Data de divulgação


  • Disclosure Status


  • Nome do documento

    Logistics competencies, skills, and training : a global overview

  • Palavras-chave

    trade and competitiveness;working time directive;supply chain management;information and communication technology;quality of logistics service;small and medium enterprise;human resource management;acquisition of knowledge;markets in africa;social and environmental;blue collar worker;quality and efficiency;privileges and immunity;areas of trade;provision of education;trade facilitation initiatives;Trade and Transport;trade and transportation;higher education program;availability of personnel;culture and society;vocational training institution;public sector institution;heavy goods vehicle;truck driver;skill shortage;blue-collar worker;logistics company;skill development;traffic planner;logistics jobs;logistics performance;qualified personnel;traffic controller;administrative staff;retention strategies;employee group;online survey;literature review;operational level;survey sample;research focus;academic career;professional development;task knowledge;survey respondent;labor shortage;adequate supply;competence requirement;customs brokerage;survey results;supervisory staff;survey data;business experience;focus group;logistics training;skilled labor;industry association;market datum;career path;short supply;public intervention;competence development;world regions;general agreement;cultural aspects;global marketplace;skill category;study skill;career ladder;demographic structure;financial success;research program;long-term planning;course content;inferior position;Young Workers;daily operation;older worker;managerial skill;external provider;market dynamic;technical innovation;skill deficiency;severe shortage;governmental agency;young professional;professional opportunities;production management;wholesale sectors;job level;Trade Logistics;expert panel;simple regression;freight transport;blended learning;government play;global scale;qualification stage;basic skill;vocational school;job description;career planning;european commission;wage statistic;parliamentary committee;market failure;delivery time;job opportunity;bottom quintile;technological innovation;skill gap;Skills Deficit;trade integration;Economic Policy;Social Welfare;public dialogue;Education Policy;government intervention;copyright owner;International Trade;world economy;sole responsibility;personal network;university curriculum;transport economics;multiple sources;logistics education;warehouse operator;educational institution;professional association;logistics activity;labor-intensive industry;national initiatives;company revenue;investment climate;empirical research;skilled workforce;quality service;international agency;academic journal;private initiative;lending activities;online questionnaire;management science;trucking company;freight forwarder;research methodology;confidentiality agreement;personal name;regional logistic;Market Intelligence;mutual interest;business administration;logistics provider;multiple channels;business game;leadership skill;skill set;average score;knowledge leadership;individual level;original work;commercial purpose;largest groups;high reliability;private company;company model;empirical findings;high performance;job market;non-governmental organization;professional competence;individual competence;technological skill;human capital;third-party logistics;role models;skill base;professor emeritus;job opportunities;geographic region;labor requirement;advanced economy;qualitative information;skilled staff;Emerging economies;emerging economy;



Versão oficial do documento (pode conter assinaturas, etc.)

  • PDF oficial
  • TXT*
  • Total Downloads** :
  • Download Stats
  • *A versão do texto é um OCR incorreto e está incluído unicamente em benefício de usuários com conectividade lenta.