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The Logistics Skills Gap: Labor Market Trends for the Modern Supply Chain

Original research study covering the in-demand skills for logistics professionals.

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The demand for logistics and supply chain talent has never been higher — download the study now to find out what trending skills businesses are looking for, or keep reading to get a quick study overview.

3 month rolling average of supply chain managers, graph showing it's at an all time high in 2021

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The Logistics Skills Gap: Research Study Overview

In the not-too-distant past, business leaders were able to rely on their supply chain team to manage complex global shipping patterns and just-in-time inventory without much oversight.

Those days are over. 

Now businesses of every size — and their customers — are acutely aware of the importance of supply chain efficiency and management.

To meet modern customer expectations — whether B2B or B2C — businesses need a modern supply chain operation. And that goes beyond a new AI-powered platform; it's more critical than ever to attract, develop and retain talent.

But what does the modern logistics professional look like?

Using their proprietary labor market data and insights, Emsi Burning Glass put together this study (along with logistics insights from Coyote) to find out.

Business leaders and hiring managers will learn about the in-demand skills needed to staff a modern supply chain operation.

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In this study, you'll learn:
  • State of labor market demand for logistics managers
  • 3 strategies companies are using to attract talent
  • Top skills companies are looking for
  • Emerging roles in supply chain operations
  • Profile of a modern logistics professional
  • 4 ways to build a better logistics team