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MHI Releases White Paper Outlining a Means to Address Supply Chain Skills Gap

The MHI Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, in partnership with Dr. David DeLong of Smart Workforce Solutions, released a new white paper addressing the skills gap in supply chain workforce.

The paper was first issued at the 2017 MHI Annual Conference, in the Innovative Workforce Solutions panel, co-produced with National Center for Supply Chain Automation (NCSCA). The paper outlines initiatives that have been launched by companies and educators to implement internship and training programs from scratch to address talent shortages in supply chain. The paper outlines four case studies and identifies 13 critical steps for implementing effective partnerships between companies and schools. READ MORE…

Millennials And Supply Chain: An Ideal Workforce Match

Millennials have been in the news a lot lately. They’ve also taken over as the dominant generation in terms of their numbers in the workforce (as of 2015), and their numbers in the U.S. population at large (as of 2016). For an industry like supply chain, which has seen steady growth in jobs at all levels, that makes focusing on Millennials a key target for amped up efforts in attraction to, and retention in, its workforce. And not just based on the math. As it turns out, there’s an ideal match between the unique generational characteristics of Millennials and the types of challenges and rewards offered by supply chain careers.

Millennials have been described as technology-savvy, collaborative, open to new experiences, creative problem solvers, desirous of prompt feedback in real-time, and motivated to make a positive impact on the world at large. For an industry that has made its way to the C-suite and is considered by most companies to be a strategic asset, having a workforce capable of addressing ongoing challenges with technology-driven solutions—emphasizing agility, flexibility, speed, accuracy and sustainability—is an ideal match.

That’s why the Workforce section of Roadmap 2.0 offers a section on recruiting Millennials (and others) to supply chain careers (page 48), and on developing them into the leaders of the future (sidebar, page 45). READ MORE…

MHI Releases Video About Roadmap 2.0

A new video on the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics: Version 2.0 has been released by MHI on their video channel, MHI View.

Highlighting today’s lightning fast pace of business, built upon unprecedented interconnectedness and the exponential rate of change for technology, the video showcases the latest technology, consumer, workforce and logistics infrastructure trends impacting material handling and logistics between now and 2030.

Join the Roadmap on LinkedIn: Industry members are encouraged to join the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics Group on LinkedIn and to follow @MHLRoadmap on Twitter.