Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Group
The emergence of more complex and technical global supply chains is leading to increased requirements for higher-end, knowledge intensive skills in the Logistics and Supply Chain sector. However, there are a number of challenges for logistics and supply chain sector recruitment, including the perceived image of the industry, an ageing workforce and career progression for existing workers. Promoting the attractiveness of and retention within FTDL roles will be a primary goal of the Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Group. Skills Demand Forecasts for Logistics and Supply Chain occupations (2018) across a number of Brexit-related scenarios
estimated that there will be a requirement for between 28,000-31,000 new entrants to Logistics and Supply Chain “core” roles between 2016 and 2025.
The Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Group has been established to support the promotion of careers, skills development and sustainable employment in the Logistics and Supply Chain sectors in Ireland.
The six key objectives of the group are to:
1. Provide a forum for ongoing communication, collaboration and leadership by the Logistics and Supply Chain sectors in addressing the skills needs of the sector in Ireland.
2. Monitor labour market developments in
the Logistics and Supply Chain sectors, and provide insights into their emerging skills needs.
3. Improve the profile of Logistics/Supply Chain roles, making it easier to recruit talent including by improving knowledge among secondary students of the range of interesting roles across all sectors.
4. Make progression pathways available to those entering or already working in the roles, particularly for those at lower skilled levels, with clear role definitions mapped to academic or other vocational awards.
5. Ensure development opportunities are available to provide the required skills, knowledge and competencies.
6. Enhance employee retention.