Strategies to Address Skill Gaps and Human Resource Shortage in the Indian Logistics Sector

Shortage of Skilled Resources Needs Urgent Action from the Logistics Industry

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The study provides key insights regarding the shortage of skilled human resources (HR) and related issues in the logistics sector from stakeholders, such as logistics service providers (LSPs), logistics institutes and logistics users. The study discusses the needs and preferences for skills and qualifications across logistics job levels. It also showcases the logistics industry's perspective on the performance of logistics institutes, required improvements and the institutes' expectations from the industry to address the HR issues of the sector.

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Executive SummaryExecutive Summary—Key FindingsExecutive Summary—Key Findings (continued)Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and MethodologyResearch ScopeResearch Aims and ObjectivesBenefits to Readers of this StudyKey Questions this Study Will AnswerResearch BackgroundResearch Methodology and Sample DetailsResearch Methodology and Sample Details (continued)Key Participants in this Study by IndustryDefinitions and SegmentationLogistics—Definition and Functional SegmentationDefinitions of Key Functions in the Logistics SectorLogistics & Supply Chain—Backbone of Indian IndustryOverview of the Education Sector in IndiaEducation Sector in India—Universities by CategoryEducation Sector in India—University Enrolment of Students by Course LevelEducation Sector in India—University Enrolment of Students by Course CategoryEducation Sector in India—AICTE-Approved Intake in Technical Courses by Course LevelGrowth of the Indian Economy and Emergence of Logistics as an Important Sector Size and Growth of the Indian EconomyRevenue Growth of the Indian Logistics SectorLogistics Market Break-up by SegmentDrivers and Restraints of the Indian Logistics IndustryLogistics Spend by End-User IndustryGovernment Initiatives to Support the Logistics IndustryGovernment Initiatives to Support the Logistics Industry (continued)Required Skills by Job Level within each Logistics FunctionExecutive and Operational Level Hierarchy in a Logistics OrganisationSkills Requirement by Logistics Function at Senior Management LevelSkills Requirement by Logistics Function at Middle Management LevelSkills Requirement by Logistics Function at Blue-Collar Level JobsSkills Requirement by Logistics Function by Job Level DiscussionKey Functions in Logistics with Potential for AutomationKey Technology Adoption Trends in the IndustryKey Technology Adoption Trends in the Industry (continued)Skill Gaps and Human Resource Shortage in the Logistics SectorLogistics Industry Perspective on Growth in Demand for Qualified Professionals by SegmentLogistics Industry Perspective on Functions Experiencing Shortage of Professionally Trained Human ResourcesIndustry-wise Respondents Stating Lack of Skills as Major Challenge in LogisticsIndustry-wise Respondents Experiencing Resource Shortage in LogisticsIndustries Facing Shortage of Resources in TransportationResource Shortage by Job Level within TransportationIndustries Facing Shortage of Resources in WarehousingResource Shortage by Job Level within WarehousingIndustries Facing Shortage of Resources in Freight ForwardingResource Shortage by Job Level within Freight ForwardingIndustries Facing Shortage of Resources in VALS (& Technology Solutions)Resource Shortage by Job Level within VALS (Technology Solutions ManagementHuman Resources Requirement Forecast for Transportation Service ProvidersLogistics Sector’s Human Resources Requirement Forecasts Reasons for Skill Gaps and Human Resource Shortage in LogisticsSources for Human Resources Recruitment in Logistics DepartmentIndustry View on Primary Responsibility for Shortage of Skill Gaps and ResourcesProminent Reasons for Shortage of Human Resources in the Logistics SectorLogistics Industry Expectations from Institutes and Government to Address the Shortage of Skilled Human ResourcesIndustry Perspective on Growth of Institutions Offering Logistics and SCM CoursesIndustry Expectations and Perceived Gaps in Capabilities of Logistics InstitutesIndustry’s Recommended Partnerships with Logistics InstitutesIndustry Expectations and Perceived Gaps in Students Graduating from Logistics InstitutesIndustry Suggestions to Address Gaps in Capabilities of Students Graduating from Logistics InstitutesIndustry’s Wish List of Initiatives from Institutes to Address the Shortage of Skilled Human Resources in LogisticsIndustry’s Wish List of Initiatives from the Government to Address Shortage of Skilled Human Resources in LogisticsIndustry’s Wish List of Initiatives from the Government to Address Shortage of Skilled Human Resources in Logistics (continued)Educational Institutes’ Expectations from the Industry and Government to Address the Shortage of Skilled Human Resources in LogisticsView of Educational Institutes on Factors Influencing Students' Choice of Career in LogisticsSatisfaction Level of Institutes and Perceived Gaps on Key ParametersSatisfaction Level of Institutes and Perceived Gaps on Key Parameters (continued)Institutes’ Wish List of Initiatives from the Logistics Industry and Government to Address Shortage of Skilled Human Resources in LogisticsExisting Policies/Initiatives in India and the World Related to Improving Skilled Resources in LogisticsExisting Policies/Initiatives in India Related to Improving Skilled Resources in LogisticsExisting Policies/Initiatives in India Related to Improving Skilled Resources in Logistics (continued)Successful Policies/Initiatives from Across World Related to Improving Skilled Resources in LogisticsSuccessful Policies/Initiatives from Across World Related to Improving Skilled Resources in Logistics (continued)Conclusions and Future OutlookKey Takeaways on Strategies to Address Skill Gaps and Resource Shortage in Logistics SectorThe Last Word—Three Big PredictionsLegal DisclaimerAppendixTable of Acronyms UsedRelevant ResearchMarket Engineering StudiesTransportation and Logistics Practice—The Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia




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