Logistics

Logistics

​The Physical Internet. Customized manufacturing. Crowd-sharing. Like most other industries, logistics is currently facing immense disruption. New technology, new market entrants, new customer expectations and new business models are forcing logistics companies to adapt or die. For those that can develop effective strategies to meet these challenges, the opportunities are well-worth the risks that come with change – including new career choices for professionals who are fluent in the future language of logistics.

The importance of the logistics industry to the global economy cannot be overstated. By 2023, the market will grow to £15.5tn, with an estimated 54.5bn tonnes of goods being moved annually. The industry remains highly fragmented, with the top four players, Deutsche Post DHL, Ceva Logistics, UPS and FedEx controlling less than 15% of the global market – furthering job growth opportunities as they fight to expand their market reach, as well as contend with new players who enter the arena.  In the US alone, there are currently nine million Americans working in the logistics industry. The sector is on the increase as US businesses spent a record $1.64tn on logistics in 2018, up 11.4% from the prior year and accounting for eight percent of GDP. Industry experts view the logistics share of GDP as a measure of the efficiency of transportation and distribution networks, and last year’s figure was sharply up from a 7.5% share in 2017 (CIPS.org)

As the global economy has expanded following a slowdown at the start of the decade, logistics has become increasingly more important. Estimates provided by the US Department of Labor show that logistics jobs increased by 25.5% for the period 2010 to 2020 – with growth set to continue, as 300,000 jobs will be created every year, nationally. The average salary for someone working in logistics has increased by 39% over the last decade and projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest a further of increase of ten percent over the next four years, making it a lucrative time to work in logistics.

Logistics Jobs

Director of Distribution
Negotiable, Reno

Director of Distribution for multi-billion dollar organization Director of Distribution Reno, NV ...

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Category Manager - Logistics & Transportation
Negotiable, Minneapolis

Company Summary: As a leading materials-building company, specifically in glass and metal solutio...

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Logistics Manager
US$80000 - US$100000 per year, New York

A booming Energy company located in New York City is in search of a new Logistics Manager to join...

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Senior Enterprise Category Leader
Negotiable, Minneapolis

This role will provide strategic thought leadership and be responsible for developing, implementi...

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Senior Enterprise Category Leader
Negotiable, Minneapolis

This role will provide strategic thought leadership and be responsible for developing, implementi...

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Supply Chain IT specialist /Analyst
Negotiable, Belgium

Looking for a Supply Chain IT Specialist/Analyst: From a production or logistic sector background...

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Senior Director of Distribution
Negotiable, McDonough

Senior Director of Distribution for multi-billion dollar organization Senior Director of Distribu...

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Supply Chain IT specialist / Analyst
Negotiable, Brussels Capital

Looking for a Supply Chain IT Specialist/Analyst: From a production or logistic sector background...

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Global Supply Manager - Exteriors
US$115000 - US$125000 per annum, San Francisco

Title: Global Supply Manager-Exteriors Salary: $115,000-125,000 Company Summary: A global, innova...

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