Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Week 2024 to combat skills shortage in sector

Skills Week 2024

by HRHQ Editorial Team

Jack Chambers, Minister of State with special responsibility for international and road transport and logistics, launched Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Week 2024, which runs this week until Saturday 2 March. The week of events opened today with an Ibec conference which explored the crucial role that diversity and inclusion can play in future-proofing Ireland’s vital supply chain network.

The Logistics and Supply Chain sector involves the movement of goods around the world by road, rail, sea, and air as well as management of supply, demand, distribution, and procurement operations. It is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, supporting all sectors of the economy by facilitating both international and domestic trade. 69% of workers in the Logistics and Supply Chain sector are male, while 31% are female. 25% of truck & van drivers are 55 years and older and 43% of other drivers & operatives are 55 years and older. The sector needs more young people, more women and more diverse talent to secure the vital role that it will play in the future of Ireland’s economy and in the global climate challenge.

Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Week aims to encourage students, new entrants, and career changers to consider education and careers in logistics and supply chain, and to inspire an industry-wide discussion on the challenges and opportunities of building resilient, future-proof, and sustainable supply chains. Logistics Week will consist of a mix of in-person and online events at locations around the country.

To view a full schedule of the events taking place during Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Week 2024 and for further information on the logistics and supply chain sector in Ireland, visit gov.ie/LogisticsWeek .