SfL wants more kids to get into logistics

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Skills for Logistics, the sector skills council for the logistics sector is developing a three-year School’s Programme to introduce the study of supply chain to 14-16 year olds.

It is developing computer software to use logistics-related projects like delivering mp3 players from China to teach maths and promote business enterprise.

The software will be piloted this autumn in 30 schools in the North West, East Midlands and Scotland.

Ian Hetherington, chief executive of Skills for Logistics said: “It is significant that the School’s Programme has developed a clear focus on a highly relevant area of the curriculum, identified a logistics theme which most young people today will readily identify with – namely, the distribution of iPods made in China and marketed in the UK – and that the working group is now pooling its creative ideas and insights to ensure that maximum learning and enjoyment can be derived from this innovative resource.”

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