Nimble Recruitment cover Warehouse & Logistics so in this post we will, look at the demand for temporary workers in the logistics industry west midlands. In the Supply chain/Logistics, Warehouse & Fulfilment sector the demand for staff working alternate shift patterns has increased dramatically over the years. Whereas once there was a day/night (overtime) it has all changed with the advancement of e-commerce, production/manufacturing, commercial/domestic supplier demand and essential freight timetables
Logistics is the process that ensures that goods or services are available where and when they are needed in good condition and at competitive prices. This enables efficient management of the merchants & client relationship. Companies either manage their own distribution/fulfilment system or manage it on behalf of another as third-party logistics; known as 3PL or hauliers. West midlands candidates actively seeking jobs within this growing sector, a summary is indicated below:
- Supply Chain / Logistics (Combined EURO /USA terminology)
Note Logistics Management & Supply Chain is very similar apart from the country of origin. The preparation and organising of production and operations, material handling and distribution of goods & products or services from manufacturers and suppliers through to customers. You could work as a planner, co-ordinator, manager, director and a number of other roles in this profession.
Warehouses are an essential part of this model as they are taking deliveries, moving and organising stock, loading and monitoring goods, and picking and packing goods. You could work as a Picking and Packaging, Warehouse Assistant or Warehouse Operative, Warehouse Supervisor, You may also use a hoist, forklifts, or other specific machinery therefore it is common practice to own a FLT licence
Note Distribution & Fulfilment is very similar apart from the country of origin; fulfilment is derived from Amazon and their distribution centres,
Nevertheless distribution is self-explanatory – a combination of the goods actually departing the warehouse once packaged recorded securely sealed, barcoded. Transported by local self-employed – Couriers: who deliver a variety of goods, usually to a strict deadline(as specified on orders) This could range from delivering mail, products and services OR reliant drivers working direct for the companies maybe preferred to deliver certain items to prestige clients.
The UK logistics industry is worth almost £75 billion to the economy and employs around 2.3 million people of which a very large majority work on temporary or temping contracts. Don’t be astonished to realise that it’s not just hard working logistics, warehouse & distribution staff that work in this industry sector the demand for temporary workers in the logistics industry west midlands has been on the overwhelming increase due to Distribution Centres, mail services, 3PL, hauliers & freight forwarders situated in the Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Wednesbury, Walsall, Bilston
All due to the main motorway links, A-Roads and airports (West & East Midlands). However unquestionably there over 190, 000 companies in the supply chain & fulfilment sector(UK) The companies are not just defined to the West Midlands but also on the main shipping & ferry terminals round the coasts of the UK working in co-ordination with the supply chain managers.
Nimble Recruitment will provide all the assistance to local businesses in the west midlands. If you need to attract, select and retain the best temping (or permanent) staff in warehouse, logistics, supply chain or fulfilment – call upon our recruitment services.