Use these 5 strategies to overcome the supply chain talent gap, filling critical positions with qualified hires and streamlining processes for future talent.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of supply chain management and logistics jobs will increase 26% from 2010 to 2020. That means, in the near future, for every five to 10 job openings, there is one qualified applicant. These are the kind of odds you hope for in Vegas, but not if you’re looking to fill positions, and quickly.

One-third of supply chain and logistics companies have taken zero steps to create or feed their future talent pipeline. Click To Tweet

It’s no secret — the supply chain is experiencing a major talent gap. In fact, in a recent DHL survey nearly 70% of survey respondents list “perceived lack of opportunity for career growth” and “perceived status of supply chain as a profession” as having a high or very high impact on their ability to find, attract, and retain talent. What’s even more interesting is that one-third of supply chain and logistics companies have taken zero steps to create or feed their future talent pipeline. Don’t be one of those companies!

Let’s face it: Many don’t perceive supply chain and logistics as a sexy profession. But there are real benefits for people that get into the industry. Cutting-edge technology, career growth, and environmental impact are just the tip of the iceberg. There are ways to showcase all the industry has to offer, giving you qualified hiring options and helping manage processes for future talent.

These five strategies will not only help you start hiring supply chain talent quickly, but will also help you implement processes for prospective positions.

5 strategies for overcoming the supply chain talent gap

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Takeaway

The supply chain talent shortage is a hurdle, but not a deterrent. Companies need to step up their game when it comes to finding and retaining qualified candidates. Along with these strategies, highlighting your brand’s unique value and culture will make it stand out as an exciting place to work.

How is your company combating the supply chain talent gap?

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