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FEATURE Emerging Technologies Produce Business Benefits and Talent Challenges Supply chain job roles and required skills changing BY SHERYL S. JACkSON W earable technology, 3D printing, advanced robotics, realtime shipment tracking and integrated business planning tools are just a few examples of technologies that are in place now, or will be in the near future, throughout the supply chain. These advances have not only changed the way supply chain organizations do business, but they also present very real human capital challenges. At the same time, the role of the supply chain professional has expanded as technology enables data collection, analysis, planning and coordination across a range of departments and locations versus a siloed approach to business. What does this mean for employers in the supply chain? The skill sets for the future supply chain workforce must be broader and deeper as more technologies are adopted and supply chains become more connected and more digital. Add the need to hire employees with different skills to the fact that the supply chain industry will need to fill about 1.4 million new jobs between 2014 and 2018 as Baby Boomers retire and the industry 10 MHI SolutIonS * Q2 * 2016 grows, and supply chain leaders are facing a major talent shortage. This lack of talent can slow innovation throughout the industry, according to the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics. Describing the relationship between technology and jobs has always been difficult, especially when the primary assumption is that technology reduces

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 2

CEO Update
Emerging Technologies Produce Business Benefits and Talent Challenges
Developing a Talent Management Strategy
Collaborating with Education
Love your Supply Chain Career?
The Power of Mentoring
Eleven Ways to Diversify the Supply Chain: Insights from the Field
How Do You Build A Successful Career in Supply Chain?
Donated Equipment Gives High School, Community College Students Hands-On Experience
Industry Focus: Retail
MODEX 2016
2016 MHI Innovation Award to be Presented at MODEX 2016
Industry Trends
Economic Market Analysis
The Jobs, Wages, Output and Taxes of the Supply Chain
Safer Handling
Solutions Group Update
Fulfillment Update
Solutions Spotlight
Scholarship Winners: Where Are They Now?
MHI News
Index of Advertisers

MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 2