Proper planning is a huge part of running a successful company. You need to know hiring trends impacting the warehouse and logistics sector, so you can proactively plan your sourcing needs.
This includes understanding the demand for popular warehouse and logistics positions. Knowing how much growth the jobs are likely to see can help you gauge the amount of competition you might realize when filling them. This can also help you determine the continued importance — or lack thereof — with certain jobs.
Here’s a look at a few positions likely on your team and their expected growth forecast.
An important part of your team, logisticians, are responsible for the entire life cycle of a product — i.e., initial acquisition to delivery. These professionals use software to plan and monitor product movement. Demand for logisticians is expected to grow 5% from 2018 to 2028 — matching the average growth for all occupations — according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents
Buyers and purchasing agents work with suppliers, negotiate contracts, and review product quality. Purchasing managers oversee these professionals and usually handle more complicated procurement responsibilities. Despite the importance of these jobs, demand for them is expected to decline 6% from 2018 to 2028, according to the BLS.
Customer Service Representatives
Without satisfied customers, you don’t have much of a business. These professionals work with customers to resolve issues, process orders, and share information about your company’s suite of services. Surprisingly, demand for these jobs is expected to decline 2% from 2018 to 2028, according to the BLS. The decline is due to the fact that many tasks associated with the job will become automated.
Hand Laborers and Material Movers
These workers are responsible for moving freight, stock, and other materials around the warehouse. They often work closely with material moving machine operators and material recording clerks. Demand for hand laborers and material movers is expected to increase 4% from 2018 to 2018, according to the BLS.
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