This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Trucking costs to halve by 2030, study predicts (LLoyd’s Loading List). The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?


For a microcosmic sampling, the CMAP report published by the Illinois government (widely reputed as a resource for broader industrial indicators), reveals an acute shortage of qualified candidates to fill essential manufacturing positions in the Chicago region, including CNC Programmers, CNC Operators, Industrial Machinery Mechanics, and Welders.

Early STEM Education Essential for Students’ Future

Enterra Insights

In fact, according to a 2017 report by Dell, 85 percent of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet.”[2]. James Heckman ( @heckmanequation ), a Nobel laureate economist and University of Chicago economics professor, completed a study on early childhood education and concluded, “Investing in early childhood education offers substantive benefits both in terms of the economy and of healthier and better prepared students and families.”[3]