Top Global Megatrends Driving Sustainable Logistics

Logistics Update AfricaSeptember - October 2019

Top Global Megatrends Driving Sustainable Logistics
The logistics industry world over is going through rapid transformation that we have seen never before. Crystal Lassiter writes on top five global megatrends driving sustainable logistics.
Crystal Lassiter

From delivering packages between cities to transporting freight across borders, UPS moves 3 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP) through our network every day. As the world's largest package delivery company, making more than 20 million daily connections across 220 countries and territories, we are a critical player in facilitating global trade and supporting the world economy.

This perspective gives us a front-row seat to our customers’ challenges. We are an important part of their supply chain, so they look to us to bring solutions that reduce emissions across the value chain.

The world is changing fast, and we must anticipate and prepare for the next global megatrend to ensure our global logistics network is ready for the future.

With that reality in mind, here are five megatrends shaping the future of sustainable logistics.

1. GLOBAL TALENT SHORTAGE

Companies focus on building a workforce fit for the future. However, we expect a global talent shortage of 85 million people by 2030.

Among the most difficult roles to fill? Engineers, technicians and drivers — creating challenges for logistics companies.

UPS is one of the world’s largest private employers, so we are continually searching for new talent, especially during the holiday shopping season.

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September - October 2019