A rash of "mega-deals" during the second quarter of 2015 have made transportation and logistics one of the hottest mergers and acquisitions sectors, boosting the average deal value to $564m, according to a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
A strong, enduring team is key to warehousing success. Since its inception, WERC has supported the warehouse associate as a professional and logistics as a viable career choice. We wanted to know: Do companies utilize outreach programs to "sell" the profession? What methods are used to announce job openings? How do companies determine candidates as a good fit? What about "diversity" – language issues, hiring disabled individuals? – Michael Mikitka, CEO, Warehousing Education and Research Council
Work has begun on a major new Sainsbury's distribution facility in Daventry, in the United Kingdom, which will create over 900 jobs and support the company's rapidly growing general merchandise business.
The UK government and the automotive industry are investing Â£500m ($755m) each to double the number of jobs created or secured in the automotive supply chain by developing an Advanced Propulsion Centre.