Talent supply and demand: More than an economics problem in logistics

Zachary S Williams, Sean Patrick Goffnett, Mark Spieles

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Talent management is an essential part of how a firm competes. It ensures the right people, with the right knowledge and skills, are available at the right time in the right positions to achieve the right performance. Research has shown that a successfully managed supply chain with a skilled workforce supporting it can be a source of competitive advantage that enhances supply chain performance (Ellinger & Ellinger, 2013). Unfortunately, many logistics firms are dealing with the immense difficulty of attracting and retaining skilled professionals (Leon & Uddin, 2016). It is imperative that business leaders develop talent management strategies that utilize techniques that ensure talent with the right set of skills needed for success are acquired (Gibson et al, 2013; Goffnett et al, 2012). This paper reveals an informative skills-forecasting technique that supports such efforts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-22
JournalDistribution Business Management Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2017


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