The Logistics and Supply Chain Sector – Opportunities & Skills Gaps

  • Event: The Logistics and Supply Chain Sector – Opportunities & Skills Gaps
  • Date: 27/04/2021
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Venue: Online, Session, Via Zoom,
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Shannon Chamber is delighted to host this webinar, in conjunction with the Department of Transport and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment to present a summary of this work undertaken to date by both Departments to highlight the opportunities available and discuss the skills needs in the Logistics and Supply Chain sector, an important sector for Ireland and the Mid-West region. 


The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) advises the Irish Government on current and future skills needs of the economy and on other labour market issues that impact on Ireland’s enterprise and employment growth. The EGFSN forecast that the demand for new entrants to freight transport, distribution, and logistics roles between 2016 and 2025 would be in the order of 3,000 new entrants each year to 2025.

The 2018 EGFSN Report – Addressing the Skills Needs Arising from the Potential Trade Implications of Brexit – highlighted the critical skills gaps in these key areas and what needed to be done to raise the profile of the sector, enhance its attractiveness to potential new entrants and upskill current employees in the sector. The EGFSN recommended the establishment of a Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Group to manage a coordinated response from the Logistics/Supply Chain sectors to promote the sectors and their skills needs, including skills required to diversify trade with overseas markets.

The Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Group (LSCSG) was established in 2019 to support the promotion of careers, skills development and sustainable employment in the Logistics and Supply Chain sectors in Ireland. The Group includes key stakeholder representatives from government, education, and industry, and is currently chaired by the Department of Transport. The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment also plays a key role in the work of the Group.

Through improved linkages between employers and education and training providers, the group seeks to enhance alignment with industry needs and encourage the industry’s investment in increasing the skills base within the industry. The Group provides a forum for practical action and collaboration aimed at addressing the skills needs of the sector.

The Group has recently put together a panel of Logistics and Supply Chain “Champions” who are people who positively exemplify the sector, through achievements, hard work and vision, and/or who represent successful career progression in the sector.

In February 2021, the LSCSG published its first annual Progress Report, to outline the progress that is being made to promote careers, skills development, and sustainable employment in the Logistics and Supply Chain sectors.


Q&A session will follow.

Both Departments would welcome ideas and discussion from individuals and companies attending the webinar.

Who should attend?  This webinar will be of interest to companies with an involvement at any level in the transport, logistics and supply chain sectors.

This webinar is Free of Charge, but online booking is essential.

The link to join this webinar will be shared via email a day before the event.