Making the Case for Competing
on Logistics Talent
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Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Time: 2:00pm EDT / 1:00pm CDT / 11:00am Pacific
There is a lot of buzz these days about there being a shortage of supply chain and logistics talent in the market. While much of the focus has been on white-collar positions, finding, hiring, and retaining talent at the frontlines of operations – such as drivers and distribution center employees – is equally challenging and important. And this holds true not only for companies that manage logistics operations in-house, but for logistics service providers as well.
At this webinar, we'll aim to answer the tough questions. Why is logistics talent becoming a competitive differentiator for companies? What high-level skills and attributes should logistics hiring managers look for in frontline employees? What are the key attributes of a successful talent recruitment, selection, and retention program? Adrian Gonzalez will discuss these questions and more as he makes the case for manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and logistics service providers to think more strategically about talent management.
Adrian Gonzalez, President, Adelante SCM
Adrian Gonzalez is trusted advisor and leading industry analyst with more than 15 years of research experience in transportation management, logistics outsourcing, global trade management, social media, and other supply chain and logistics topics. He is the founder and president of Adelante SCM, a peer-to-peer learning and leadership development community for supply chain and logistics young professionals. Adrian is also the founder and Director of Logistics Viewpoints, a leading blog focused on logistics trends, technologies, and services. He is also the founder and host of Talking Logistics, a weekly online video talk show where he leads conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry.
Tom Cantor, PHR Strategic Products Consultant Kronos Incorporated
Thomas Cantor has over 20 years of experience in business operations, training development and sales consulting. Earning his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University, Tom has also gained his Professional in Human Resources Certification as well as a Human Resource Management Certificate from Portland State University. Currently in a sales development role, Tom started with Kronos over 3 years ago, advising hundreds of companies on their software needs. He currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.