Skills for Logistics has established the SfL Research & Policy Group, which aims to help improve the logistics sector and skills development within it by better understanding the political, economic and social environment the sector operates in.
At the inaugural meeting held in Milton Keynes on 4th June, the topics discussed were: Skills to survive the current economic climate; Enabling employers to gain easier access to publicly funded training; and Workforce demographics – the implications for the sector and the work of DWP Age Positive.
Dr Ross Moloney, head of intelligence at Skills for Logistics, said: “Skills for Logistics Research & Policy Group will provide valuable sources of intelligence on logistics that can be used to influence policy makers for the good of the sector.
It is our intention that the group will raise the profile of the freight logistics industries and give the sector the gravitas that it deserves as a core contributor to the UK and indeed global economy.
“The group will offer experts the opportunity to debate key issues faced by the industry that will then help shape the work that Skills for Logistics, government departments such as DWP, and other agencies carry out on behalf of logistics employers.”