- The logistics and warehousing sector is an integral part of Australia’s supply chain employing more than 373,000 people across occupations including warehousing, logistics, storage and handling distribution.
- Specialised and higher-level computer skills, problem-solving and analytic skills, and more sophisticated contract management practices are driving a more integrated approach to logistics management.
- Warehouse facilities have moved towards becoming sophisticated distribution and information centres that provide linkages along a product’s entire supply chain, facilitating just-in-time supply of stock (IBISWorld, 2017).
- The rising popularity of online shopping and the growth of online retailers are expected to significantly benefit the logistics and warehousing industry (IBISWorld, 2017).
Latest Logistics Sector News
On 30 March 2020, the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the National Cabinet approved an exemption for roadhouses, dedicated truck stop facilities and truck driver lounges to remain open so Australia’s heavy vehicle drivers have access to...
A recent article in Fully Loaded highlights the difficulties truck drivers are experiencing finding rest stops, shower and toilet facilities. Read the full article here. There are Facebook groups with information on open facilities: Truck drivers food & showers...
AISC approve Transport and Logistics Training Package release 6.0 and Cross Sector Supply Chain Skills
At its meeting on Tuesday 25 February 2020, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) approved the Transport and Logistics Training Package Release 6.0 for referral to the COAG Skills Council for endorsement. The training package included material for :...