The transport and logistics industry is simply not ‘hip’ enough to attract new talent and needs a complete makeover if it is to compete successfully with other sectors for new recruits in coming years, professional services firm PwC has warned. In a new report, Winning the Talent Race, PwC suggests the transport and logistics sector is suffering from a poor image, including the perception of low pay and poor prospects. Pay is a particular sticking point: while the average salary […]
Burton’s Biscuit Company has entered into a five year partnership with DHL Supply Chain. DHL will be working with the biscuit manufacturer, who produces brands such as Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels, to support their international and domestic growth. Neil Grocock, chief supply chain officer at Burton’s Biscuit Company, said: “Investing in our core logistic capabilities is part of a broader, brand-focused strategy we’ve adopted which enables us to align our skills, resources and efforts towards more impactful […]
5) Bradley Jacobs Title: CEO XPO Logistics Jacobs has been shaking up the road transport and logistics market in the US since he bought Express-1 Expedited Solutions in 2011 and renamed it XPO Logistics.
Almost three-quarters (72%) of transport and logistics bosses plan to overhaul how they manage the talent within their companies in response to the skills crisis. Sector analysis of PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) 15th Annual Global CEO Survey reveals that attracting and keeping hold of talent is a significant concern for most bosses within road transport. Approaching half (45%) of the 98 transport bosses surveyed label the struggle to attract new workers as a “major threat” to the long term viability of their […]