The World Bank has engaged the
Kühne Logistics University (KLU) to conduct a study of skills, competences and
training in logistics. This is linked to the Bank’s bi-annual Logistics
Performance Indicator (LPI) survey which ranks countries in terms of their
logistics performance. One of the six criteria used to judge performance is
‘logistics competence’ and many countries achieve poor ratings partly because
their logistics workforce lacks the necessary skills. The new study is
reviewing the available evidence on logistics skills shortages, training
provision and certification around the world. It is also examining the
opportunities for transferring best practice in logistics recruitment, training
and accreditation from developed countries, such the UK, Germany and the US,
into emerging markets.
As part of the project, we are
inviting logistics specialists in a range of countries to give us their views
on the availability of logistics skills, methods of recruitment and retention
and ways of making careers in logistics more appealing to potential applicants.
If you would like to take part in this survey, please click on the link
below. It should only take you around 15 minutes to complete the online
questionnaire and, if you include your email address, we will send you a copy
of our summary report later in the year.
can start the survey here.
Prof. Dr. Alan C. McKinnon
Prof. Dr. Kai Hoberg
Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany