The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) will undertake a major project to establish the size and composition of the Transport and Logistics workforce, Ivan Backman, ALC Chairman announced today.
“The ALC strongly believes that this seminal work will establish who we as an industry are, what we do and where we do it,” Backman told the ALC Council Meeting held in Brisbane.
“The T&L industry contributes $150 billion to the Australian economy every year, yet because of our diverse nature there has been no clear understanding the extent of T&L workforce throughout Australia.”
“This is a major disadvantage for our industry when competing for government attention and funds.”
“This vital project will ascertain the logistics workforce in Australia.”
“It will provide insight into its structure and develop a framework that allows this work to be replicated on an ongoing basis.”
“Importantly it will allow the current structure of the T&L workforce to be measured against projected HR demand to assist in identifying gaps.”
“The ALC is proud to be working with Queensland Transport and the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Centre to deliver the first stage of this vital project,” Backman says.
The ALC meeting also discussed how the industry leaders can be involved in the current National Transport Reform Agenda, Supply Chain Blockages, the regulatory burden and attracting and retaining the T&L Workforce.