Uncertainty has been the inevitable reality for UK businesses over the last year, especially for those operating in transport and logistics. The Physical Internet. Customised manufacturing. Crowd-sharing. Like most other industries, logistics is currently facing immense disruption. New technology, new market entrants, new customer expectations and new business models are forcing logistics companies to adapt or die. For those that can develop effective strategies to meet these challenges, the opportunities are well-worth the risks that come with change – including new career choices for professionals who are fluent in the future language of logistics.
The importance of the logistics industry to the global economy cannot be overstated. By 2023, the market will grow to £15.5tn, with an estimated 54.5bn tonnes of goods being moved annually, according to leading industry body CIPS. CIPS has recently named DPD Group as the number one logistics and service provider in the United Kingdom, followed by DHL Supply Chain and UPS respectively. CIPS stated: "DPD has a reputation for being the most innovative carrier in the express parcels sector. The organisation is constantly investing in technology to provide its customers with the best possible delivery experience. DPD’s success in recent years has been largely down to its one-hour delivery slots service, Predict", further highlighting the need for businesses to keep up with the latest technologies and ensure consumer experience and satisfaction are at the forefront of their mind when it comes to conducting business operations.
As Britain’s leading trade organisation for the logistics sector, UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association), provides a voice for the industry. They help their members operate safely, ethically and profitably, safeguarding industry standards and ensuring their views are represented clearly and effectively to government.
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