The Logistics & Supply Chain Sector
sector sponsor: OnLine MBT
Record investment in roads, rail and airports mean a new skilled generation is needed to shape the nation's future infrastructure.
A booming industry with more journeys made more deliveries are required than ever before. £411billion has been pledged as the government seeks to modernise the country's transport infrastructure and meet the inevitable challenge head-on.
Major ongoing and future transport infrastructure projects that will lead to more new jobs include Crossrail and the high-speed rail link HS2, while the expansion of Heathrow Airport in London, which has reached the public consultation stage, shows that air transport is not being ignored either.
Following the boom in online shopping (e-retailing), logistics and supply chain management is also a growth area. Retail giants have enlisted the services of specialists to manage their multi-channel retail logistics and handle their supply chain management.