WANTED: Educated Logistics Professionals

Our profession of logistics and supply chain is growing.

We see the signs everywhere.

A recent article in “Inc.” magazine starts off exclaiming that the “demand for supply chain professionals exceeds supply by a ratio of six to one”! 1

Another report, this one published by the supply chain faculty at the University of Tennessee tells us that “demand for top talent increases as supply chain volumes and complexity rise, but the supply of that talent is decreasing.”2

Wow. Huge career potential for those that have the right knowledge and skills.


But do you have the right knowledge and skills?


If you want one of those coveted supply chain jobs, then you better get the right knowledge and skills because “the competition for talent is much higher than it’s ever been” as yet another study warns.3

Logistics with Lenny has been dedicated to sharing insights and experiences of our years in the logistics and international trade environment.

We’ve now rolled out an on-line class to bolster your skills and knowledge of the logistics field.

We developed a 3-hour multimedia class for only $49!

You can link to it here.

The course is titled “Strategies to Reduce your Air Freight Spend”.

This course will help you to learn real-world strategies to reduce your company’s air freight spend.

We cover 3 sections to help you master this topic!

  • we’ll show you how the airlines charge you for air freight and what that means for your cost
  • we’ll show you how you can ensure that your material is packaged properly to optimize the air freight cost
  • we’ll show you the different service levels offered and tell you how choosing the right service level can save you money

We have designed this class as a multi-media experience with a case study (from an Ikea packaging challenge) and 2 quizzes in order to help you quickly learn these concepts.

And we have included 3 “Insider Savings Tips” that you can implement at your company for immediate cost savings!

Keep Learning!

 

 

Sources:

1: http://feeds.vinaora.com/directactionmedia.com/inc-magazine-branded-content-supply-chain-education%2F%3F+itemId=4646028282

2: “Supply Chain Talent. Our Most Important Resource”. A Report by Supply Chain Faculty at the University of Tennessee. April 2015.

3: as from the 2016 supply chain research project titled “SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES:
WHAT’S KEEPING SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS AWAKE AT NIGHT?” by Michigan State University, conducted in partnership with the APICS Supply Chain Council.

About Lenny

Many years of experience in a Fortune 1000 companies, especially in the logistics and I.T. areas of manufacturing companies. Through process improvements and the use of many of the tools mentioned here, I have been able to identify and implement savings opportunities worth up to $10 million. I hope that some of these real-life stories, suggestions and tools can help you!
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