72 million pairs of shoes making their way to shops in all Germany from the Hamburg Metropolitan Region: “Logistics makes it possible” is the claim of this year’s Supply Chain Day. On 16 April 2015, participants can gain an insight into the wide variety of logistics and supply chain management activities performed every day. Institutes open their doors and showcase their logistics and supply chain management projects. Educational and training centres present their seminars and courses in the field of logistics and supply chain management. Events will not only take place throughout Europe, but also in the United States of America. Initiator and organiser of the German participation is the German Logistics Association (BVL). In Hamburg, eleven companies will open their doors on Thursday.
People Make Logistics
The Logistics Initiative Hamburg (LIHH) will be organising the symposium “People Make Logistics” at the Radisson BLU in Hamburg. Here, new projects will be presented. Discussions will reveal new approaches to attracting new employees. Also on the agenda are solutions on responding to leadership and skill shortages. More than 80 HR managers and executives in the industry will be present on that day.
The Great Variety Of Work Within Logistics
The Supply Chain Day allow numerous insights into the booming industry. By looking behind the scenes, the awareness of the diversity of logistical activities and related jobs will be raised. 437 events in 14 countries have been registered so far. In Hamburg, there are 20 opportunities to get to know the world of logistics. Well-known companies such as Hapag-Lloyd, Ikea, and Hermes will be hosting lectures or conduct tours on their premises. In addition, the researchers of the Forschungsgemeinschaft für Logistik e.V will be offering eight events on various topics. To participate, please register well in advance, as places are limited.
Events Also In the Hamburg Metropolitan Region
The business developers of the Wirtschaftsagentur Neumünster will also be hosting three events on logistics in the hamburg metro region, focussing, inter alia, on e-commerce and the advantages of the so-called eco-liners. In addition, Brunsbüttel Ports will be conducting tours in Germany’s sixth largest port, while Deichmann will show how 72 million pairs of shoes will be distributed to shops in Germany from its logistics centre in Soltau.
Career Options Often Not Well Known
Wit a 235 billion euro revenue and 2.9 million of employees, logistics is the third-largest economic sector in Germany after the automotive industry and trade. As a booming sector, it offers numerous opportunities for exciting careers. Many of them are hardly known, however. To increase the knowledge of careers in logistics is also a key objective of the Supply Chain Day.
Recruitments By Nearly Every Second Company
According to a survey conducted by the LIHH, 49 per cent of the logistics companies in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region of Hamburg want to hire new employees in 2015. Professor Witten: “With the impending shortage of specialists and managers in Germany in view, the logistics industry needs to ensure that there are enough people who want to work in logistics. Because it’s the people that make logistics and guarantee the success and survival of the company.”
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