ALC studies who we are, what we do, where we do it

By: Jason Whittaker


The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) will undertake a major project to establish the size and composition of the transport and

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) will undertake a major project to establish the size and composition of the transport and logistics workforce.

ALC Chairman Ivan Backman says the study will establish "who we as an industry are, what we do and where we do it".

The ALC held its council meeting in Brisbane on Friday.

"The T&L industry contributes $150 billion to the Australian economy every year, yet because of our diverse nature there has been no clear understanding the extent of T&L workforce throughout Australia," Backman says.

"This is a major disadvantage for our industry when competing for government attention and funds.

"This vital project will ascertain the logistics workforce in Australia. It will provide insight into its structure and develop a framework that allows this work to be replicated on an ongoing basis.

Backman says the study will also examine the current structure of the workforce to measure against projected human resources demand to assist in identifying gaps.

The ALC will work with Queensland Transport and the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Centre to deliver the first stage of the project.

Backman says the ALC meeting also discussed how industry leaders can be involved in the current national transport reform agenda, supply chain blockages, the regulatory burden and attracting and retaining workers to the industry.

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