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Closing the Supply Chain Skills Gap

In our ever-changing world, we must be willing to adapt if we are to keep pace with new realities. As our environment evolves, so must the way we live, learn and work.

Industries evolve with technology, and that means the workforce needs to evolve as well. Supply chain is no exception. This field already has to contend with a number of technological and systematic advancements — and several more game changers are just over the horizon. Let’s look at a few of them:

Staying Cyber-Safe While Teleworking

Teleworking is a concept that has been around for years, however, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of telecommuters to unprecedented levels worldwide. Numerous governments and businesses are adopting social distancing techniques to limit or slowdown the spread of the virus – from closing schools to asking employees to work from home.

Freight Expectations: Growing Port Seeks Logistic Expertise

Even in the era of high-tech commerce and increased air freight, shipping goods via oceans is still a key cog in the global supply chain.

As such, The Port of Savannah is one of the nation's fastest growing and includes two deep-water terminals: Garden City and the Ocean Terminal. To handle the surge of additional freight, governments of the United States and state of Georgia are funding a 10-year, $2.5 billion plan to expand the port to serve larger vessels and a greater volume of cargo. It is scheduled for completion in 2022.

Industry Trends: Supply Chain and Logistics

The supply chain is the lifeblood of industry. No matter how advanced the product or service, industry depends on supply chain and logistics to reach the consumer. An ever-expanding network of transportation, warehousing, and inventory makes it all possible – along with the logistics that are constantly evolving to meet new demands.

In this article, we’ll look at some of the key supply chain trends -- as well as a glance ahead to what the future may hold and what it means for the workforce.

Industry Trends: Manufacturing

Manufacturing makes the modern world possible, from the food we eat to the devices we use to communicate. But just as our technology evolves, so too does the approach to making it.

But, manufacturing encompasses multiple technologies and disciplines -- and change occurs in all of them. Here are the key trends in manufacturing today and how they’re shaping the factories, supply chains and workforce of tomorrow.

Industry Trends: Project Management

Project management emerged in the mid-20 th century as the application of management methodologies was applied to various tasks — and it’s become an essential part of how technology and industry advances in our modern world.

Cybersecurity is Everyone's Business

In Fall 2018, the White House outlined a National Cybersecurity Strategy for the nation, calling upon seven industries to assist the fight against cybercrime. Nearly every industry is named because cybersecurity is no longer just a computer programmer’s problem; it’s everyone’s business.

Industry Trends: Safety and Health

Workplace safety for employees has increasingly gained widespread attention and concern due to the heavy safety and health risks it poses for workers. In 2016, workplace fatalities in the U.S. increased by 7 percent over the previous year, according to the Census of 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is also the third year in a row the number has increased, representing the highest number of fatalities since 2008.