Comment / Why millennials overlook a career in logistics – by a millennial

first_imgSomething that has always drawn me to my father’s line of work was watching him travel across the globe. The possibility to experience other cultures and to meet a diverse pool of people through your career is the diamond that shines through the rough, long hours.And although we get the occasional whinge and whine about the stressful nature of the job, you see a man who is truly passionate about his career, and that passion is infectious.And there are plenty of opportunities to work in the sector – which is not true of every industry.Vice president of value-added service for DHL Germany Christiane Beimel said: “Supply chain managers are retiring faster than they can be replaced”; 25 to 33% of supply chain professionals are nearing retirement age.  So it’s crucial to entice the younger generations into the industry.  The question, is how? First and foremost, companies need to educate young people about what logistics really is. To leave the banal label of logistics behind, it is integral to highlight the expansive nature of the field, with its eclectic mix of career paths on offer, ranging from supply chain management to warehouse design, from sales to sailings.  Secondly, as younger generations begin to define themselves as citizens of the world, it is important to highlight the importance of logistics in helping develop a cosmopolitan society. Logistics is one of the key enablers of globalisation, internationally linking the supplies and demands of the entire world.  Logistics facilitates the fusion of cultures through the movement of different products from different nations.  And logistics is about co-operation and collaboration, helping to keep the world in order, rather than solely about financial competition. Young people will be drawn into the industry, wanting to brand themselves as enablers of multiculturalism.  And then there is climate change, a key issue for the young today, and logistics can play a big part.The environment particularly resonates with millennials. With the transport sector accounting for 25% of the total commercial energy consumed worldwide, supply chain managers are integral for instigating fuel-efficient shipping.   Finally, there is new hope for logistics in the post-Covid world, as nations rely on freight forwarders to transport essential products, such as PPE and other medical supplies. The consumer typically overlooks how we get our online orders, but residing in these unprecedented times has caused a shift. Young people are now thinking about how their goods arrive, and are becoming more aware of  it.But companies, you have a job to do. To ensure a steady flow of young applicants into the field, it’s crucial that you educate millennials about what it means to work in logistics, and to ensure that the preconception of the heavy haulier or underpaid warehouse worker can at long last become a remnant of the past. By James Liddell 10/08/2020 James Liddellcenter_img To most millennials, the semantics of ‘logistics’ are riddled with outdated stereotypes of a heavy haulier, or warehouse shelf stackers.The more desirable elements of the industry – of which there are many – are not projected to young people, causing a lack of exposure and knowledge about logistics. Luckily, my own perceptions of logistics are clearer than most of my generation. Although I have not directly worked in the field, I have been exposed to logistics my entire life, as my father works in the freight forwarding industry. This places me in a unique position to offer the perspective of a young person who is external to the trade, while  still understanding what logistics really is.  Having a freight forwarder in the family has revealed far more than the technical aspects of logistics. It has illustrated a lifestyle. Yes, the hours can be gruelling and long, with the workload seemingly relentless at times. And although there sometimes appears to be an imbalance between the amount of time spent in the office and at home, the industry does offer good prospects.last_img read more

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New Ambulances for Plus Sized Patients in Tenn.

first_imgNASHVILLE, Tenn. (News Channel 5) — “Standard equipment just can’t accommodate patients over 300 pounds,” said Randy Maner, the Training Manager for First Call Ambulance Service.last_img

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The culture of lying

first_imgThe Miami Herald: While it is not possible to say whether Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o is a victim or perpetrator in the fake girlfriend hoax, his story, paired with cyclist Lance Armstrong’s admitted doping on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network last week, represents someone foisting a big lie into the cultural mainstream.Researchers at Zhejiana Normal University in China and at Northwestern University found that lying “becomes more automatic upon training.” When people practice deception, it is simply easier to lie, in turn making it harder to differentiate from the truth.Read the whole story: The Miami Herald More of our Members in the Media >last_img

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Study highlights sleep deprivation in Air National Guard medical personnel

first_imgShare on Facebook LinkedIn “The science behind sleep hygiene, sleep deprivation, and disrupted sleep patterns points to clinical and medical errors in the civilian healthcare settings. Our question was one of describing sleep patterns for two National Guard medical units whose mission is to train and respond to disasters; to examine points of interventions and make recommendations to supervisors and commanders,” Smart said.In the study, 77 National Guard medical personnel wore wrist activity monitors to measure their sleep activity for about two weeks. The participants sleep activity was monitored during their civilian time, during their transition from civilian to military duty, and during a 3 to 5 day disaster training exercise.The researchers found that the transition from civilian life to military duties was associated with a reduction in sleep. The transition and disaster-training periods were also associated with reduced cognitive effectiveness scores — an estimate of mental effectiveness that is calculated using the time since the participant last slept, time of day, and total amount of sleep in the previous 72 hours.“Nurses and medical providers that work variable shifts, night shift, or have sleep disruption patterns should educate themselves on proper sleep hygiene practices, talk with their medical providers about sleep hygiene, sleep apnea, or insomnia and change behaviors related to cell phone usage, computer and TV screen time 1-2 hours prior to sleep, and caffeine usage,” Smart told PsyPost.“Insufficient sleep impacts quality of life, can impact safe driving practices after shift work enroute to home, and can compromise safe and quality care of patients.”The researchers believe that the sleep restriction experienced during the training exercises is probably a conservative estimation of real-world conditions.“While this was a small sample size, we did have over 85-95% recruitment and participation from two notable Air National Guard medical units. Field research has limitations such as missing data due to lack on WiFi connectivity in remote training areas, equipment issues, and removal of sleep tracking equipment when personnel were required to put on their personal protective equipment for 1-2 hours at a time,” Smart said.“The National Guard medical personnel who participated were critical to the success of this study and their commitment to their Guard personnel, their profession, their community and their country should be recognized and appreciated,” Smart added.“These dedicated personnel live and work in two worlds and perform with the utmost professionalism. This is one of the first studies to address research with National Guard personnel in non-combat environments.”The study, “Sleep deprivation in Air National Guard medical personnel responding to simulated disaster-training exercises“, was authored by Lois James, Denise Smart, Tamara Odom-Maryon, Kimberly A. Honn, and Stephanie Rowan. Pinterest Sharecenter_img Email New research in Military Psychology indicates that National Guard service members suffer reductions in sleep as they transition from civilian to military duty, which could harm their effectiveness.“As a former public health officer and chief nurse (Lt Col, retired 2012) for the Air National Guard, my interest in the health of the medical personnel evolved after several critical exercises that involved severe sleep deprivation of all medical and non-medical disaster response team service members,” said study author Denise A. Smart, an associate professor at Washington State University.“I was also aware that many of the nurses (RNs) and other medical providers worked evening and night shifts with little to no recovery time before participating in disaster response training or real-world disaster responses at the state/national level.” Share on Twitterlast_img read more

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Security Council underscores opportunities towards lasting stability in Haiti

first_imgA delegation from the United Nations Security Council says it has accomplished the objectives of its mission during a three day visit to Haiti.The mission included a first-hand look into how best the global body could contribute to the country’s lasting stability and development.“I am glad to report that the objectives of the visit were met,” Sacha Sergio Llorentty Soliz, Bolivia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, who led the Council delegation, told a press conference on Saturday.With this visit, we have reaffirmed the Security Council’s commitment towards the government and the people of Haiti and towards its institutional strengthening in order to contribute to its stability and development,” he added.Bolivia holds the Council’s presidency for the month of June.In resolution 2350 of April 13, the 15-member Council extended the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for a final six months, deciding to replace it with a smaller follow-up peacekeeping mission that would help the Government of Haiti strengthen rule-of-law institutions, further develop and support the Haitian National Police and engage in human rights monitoring, reporting and analysis, the UN said.last_img read more

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Durant officially joins Nets, to wear No. 7

first_imgDurant has worn No. 35 since he was 16, first donning it torepresent the age of one of his youth coaches who was shot and killed inMaryland, according to a New York Times feature published in 2017. Changing teams won’t be new for Durant, after he left theOklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors three summers ago, but he will bewearing a new number for the first time since entering the NBA: No. 7. “Kevin is a champion, perennial All-Star and one of thegreat players of this, or any, generation,” general manager Sean Marks said ina statement. “Adding a player of Kevin’s caliber to our organization elevatesour ability to compete with the elite teams in this league. His tremendousabilities and dedication to his craft have made him as talented an offensiveplayer our game has ever seen and we, as well as all of Brooklyn, are thrilledto welcome Kevin and his family to the Nets.” BROOKLYN Nets officially added forward Kevin Durant onSunday (Monday, Philippine time), announcing his arrival as part of asign-and-trade deal with the Golden State Warriors a week after the 10-timeAll-Star announced his intentions to join Brooklyn. Durant, who turns 31 in September, is expected to miss theentire 2019-20 season because of the ruptured Achilles he suffered in Game 5 ofthe NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. Durant tweeted a photo on social media of a Nets No. 7jersey hanging in a locker. He added a statement from his business, Thirty FiveVentures, explaining the decision to change numbers, reading: The Warriors last week announced they will retire Durant’sNo. 35. The Thunder have given out the No. 35 since Durant left, but theexpectation is they will retire it in the future. “35 took my family and me from Seat Pleasant, MD and showedus the world. 35 allowed me to meet people that I never would’ve had the chanceto meet, experience things I would never have had the chance to experience, andachieve things that I never would have been able to achieve. 35 allowed me togo to the University of Texas to play basketball, 35 allowed me to achieve mydream of playing in the NBA in Seattle. 35 allowed me to play basketball inOklahoma City and form bonds and friendships that will last a lifetime. Lastly,35 allowed me to go to the Bay Area and win two championships and formbrotherhoods that no time or distance will ever break. The former MVP averaged 26 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.9assists in 78 games for the Warriors last season. He has career averages of 27points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 849 games. (Reuters) “35 was chosen in honor of someone very near and dear to me.I will always honor him and honor the number 35. But as I start this newchapter in my basketball life, the number I’ll be wearing on my back is thenumber 7 next time you see me on the floor. One time Brooklyn.” Kevin Durant enters the stadium before game five of the 2019 NBA Finals against Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena in June 2019. He was playing for Golden State Warriors then. On Monday (Philippine time), Brooklyn Nets announced Durant will be playing for them, wearing a new number for the first time since entering the NBA: No. 7. USA TODAY last_img read more

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Promosi Layanan di Kabin, LCC Asal Perancis Sajikan Pengalaman Virtual Tour 3D di A350

first_imgRuang kabin dari Airbus A350 milik French Bee. Sumber: istimewa Memperlihatkan desain interior kabin pesawat menjadi suatu hal penting dalam kampanye promosi maskapai. Selain tampilan interior lewat promosi di media cetak, media elektronik dan online, kini maskapai punya tools baru untuk memamerkan lebih detail interior dan suasana kabin, terlebih bagi maskapai yang melayani penerbangan jarak jauh, tidak peduli apakah itu LCC atau full services.Baca Juga: First Airlines, “Maskapai” Jepang dengan Penerbangan Virtual Reality PertamaJika selama ini literasi tidak bisa membantu Anda untuk mendapatkan gambaran tentang betapa nyamannya ruang kabin yang ada di pesawat-pesawat yang biasa beroperasi di rute jarak jauh, maskapai berbiaya rendah asal Perancis, French Bee menawarkan sesuatu yang berbeda. Seperti yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman thepointsguy.co.uk (6/10), maskapai French Bee ini menawarkan “virtual tour” di dalam pesawat Airbus A350 yang biasanya mengoperasikan rute penerbangan jarak jauh. Patut diketahui, maskapai ini mengklaim bahwasanya mereka merupakan pionir yang menawarkan pengalaman unik semacam “virtual tour” ini.French Bee adalah Low Cost-Carrier (LCC) atau penerbangan berbiaya murah yang memiliki rute penerbangan jarak jauh dengan konfigurasi 411 bangku – sebuah angka yang cukup padat untuk sebuah penerbangan jarak jauh. Sebagai pembanding, maskapai Delta Airlines saja hanya memiliki konfigurasi 306 bangku penumpang di moda serupa dan di rute yang sama (penerbangan jarak jauh).“Kami memiliki 376 bangku di economy class dan 35 sisanya di premium class,” tutur pihak French Bee ketika menjelaskan tentang komposisi bangku yang ada di A350 untuk penerbangan jarak jauh tersebut.Menggaet Perusahaan Asal Negeri Paman SamDalam upayanya untuk menghadirkan pengalaman unik kepada para pelanggannya ini, pihak maskapai bekerja sama dengan spesialis “virtual tour” yang berbasis di California, Matterport. Perusahaan ini sejatinya memang sudah terkenal sebagai penyedia layanan “virtual tour” – mulai dari perjalanan virtual untuk real estate, hotel, hingga bagian permesinan yang kompleks.Kembali ke “virtual tour” milik French Bee, di sini, Matterport akan mengkonversi gambaran dari ruang kabin dari moda terkait ke dalam bentuk 3D dan para pelancong virtual akan mampu melihat keseluruhan isi kabin tanpa harus masuk ke pesawat yang masuk ke dalam kategori wide body ini.Baca Juga: Virtual dan Augmented Reality Ubah Pengalaman Penumpang di Udara“Penumpang akan mampu melihat konfigurasi 2-3-2 yang ada di premium class dan 3-4-3 yang ada di economy class hingga berjalanan di lorong kabin,” ujar pihak maskapai.“Saya sangat bangga dengan kemitraan ini, dimana (kemitraan) ini akan sangat memperkaya cara kami dalam menyajikan dan mempromosikan penawaran kami kepada para pelancong,” sambung Direktur Komersial French Bee, Sophie Hocquez.French Bee menawarkan rute penerbangan nonstop dari San Francisco (SFO) menuju ke Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) dan Bandara Papeete di wilayah Polinesia Perancis di Tahiti. Jika tidak meleset, musim panas mendatang pihak maskapai akan menambah rute penerbangan jarak jauh yang akan menghubungkan Newark Liberty (EWR) dengan Paris Charles de Gaulle.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDeretan Maskapai LCC yang Tempuh Jarak Penerbangan Fantastis10/12/2019In “Bandara”Tersebar Isu Soal Kenyamanan Penumpang, Terlalu Dinikah Airbus Luncurkan A321XLR?21/06/2019In “Featured”JetBlue Upgrade Desain Kabin Airbus A320, Tapi Penumpang Justru Merana23/10/2017In “Bandara”last_img read more

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Australian Open: Kevin Anderson Overcomes First Round Loss to Advance to Next Round

first_imgSouth Africa’s Kevin Anderson seems to have dealt with his traditional poor first-round performances at Melbourne Park with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 win over Adrian Mannarino.Anderson has lost in the first round at the tournament six times, including to Kyle Edmund last year. It was the fifth seed’s first win in Melbourne since 2015 after warming up for the Australian Open by winning his sixth ATP tour title at Pune, India.Mannarino became upset when Anderson took a lengthy bathroom break after the third set, complaining to the umpire. The Frenchman’s mood wasn’t improved when he lost his service game to open the fourth set.Mannarino recorded his best performance at Melbourne Park by advancing to the third round last year. He went into Monday’s match having lost in the first round at Doha and at last week’s Sydney International.RelatedSW19 Day 5 Recap (Men’s Singles): Ageless Federer Continues To Set RecordsJuly 7, 2018In “Sports”Cilic Ends Edmund Fairytale Run To Reach Australian Open FinalJanuary 25, 2018In “Sports”SW19 Day 7 Recap (Men’s Singles): Top Stars Federer, Nadal And Djokovic Untroubled In Respective Fourth Round ClashesJuly 10, 2018In “Sports”last_img read more

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