Some 45 per cent of logistics professionals feel more stressed at work than this time last year, according to a survey by Inform.
An Increased level of “fire fighting” was the number one cause of unrest among professionals interviewed at the Logistics Link South exhibition 2010.
Cathy Humpreys, UK country manager at Inform said: “It was no surprise that fire fighting was the scenario professionals in the logistics industry worry about most. It can prove to be costly to service levels with customers looking to other businesses if standards drop which can prove extremely damaging.”
More than two thirds of logistics managers believe their job is more important to their company, and better respected, than five years ago. According to the research, only seven per cent of professionals interviewed thought their job was less important to the board, demonstrating the significance these roles represent to C-level.
“The survey illustrates that logistics professionals are succeeding in grabbing the attention of their board and increasingly the process of understanding, planning and optimising the supply chain is becoming recognised as being essential to business best practice,” explains Humphreys. “With this recognition comes additional pressures and if businesses don’t have the tools at their finger tips to get it right first time, the board are watching.”