Logistics facing talent shortage, Georgia summit attendees told


The logistics industry faces a serious labor shortage, according to opening session speakers at the Georgia Logistics Summit

KENNESAW, Ga. (May 16, 2017) — The concerns were expressed today before more than 2,000 attendees at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Dr. Christina Scherrer, a professor of systems and industrial engineering at Kennesaw State University, noted that a recent survey showed that 90 percent of 1,600 Georgia business and industrial engineering students polled were familiar with logistics but only 20 percent expressed intent to enter the field.

“That’s a serious image problem,” said Scherrer, who holds her doctorate in industrial and systems engineering.

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