Digitization, efficiency, cost containment and reduction of Co2 emissions. This is how we could describe the logistics of the future. To reduce emissions, all operators in the sector will opt for alternative fuels and, almost certainly, national hubs will be created to reduce the kilometers and the number of vehicles on the road, explains the research and selection company Loriga & Associati, underlining that the real revolution, in reality, will be linked to the digitization of the entire sector, thanks to the use of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. "Technology can really be a valuable ally also in the logistics sector. The use of big data, for example, helps to manage activities more easily and to make the whole process more efficient. Artificial intelligence, on the other hand, is fundamental. in the control phases or to optimize the supply chain. All this is certainly very useful, but it requires a series of skills that companies, in the coming months, will start looking for and which, over time, will become indispensable in a sector that is traveling towards digital transformation and sustainability ", said Orazio Stella, senior partner of Loriga & Associati.
There are three logistics 4.0 professionals. First of all, Data Analysts, professionals able to analyze large volumes of data and information. It also elaborates forecasts of sales volumes to avoid problems of lack or excess of goods in stock. The salary, for these figures, is very interesting: we are talking about a salary range between 35.000 and 50.000 euros gross per year, depending on the level of seniority.
The second figure is that of the Supply Chain Manager, who is responsible for reducing the environmental impacts of the supply chain in the company, without however compromising the efficiency and quality of services. The gross annual salary can start from 55.000 - 60.000 euros.
Then there is the logistics solutions designer, who deals with the design of logistics solutions and is responsible for designing an end-to-end flow that goes from production to the final customer, including the intermediate steps (warehouses and transport). . He is a multi-faceted figure, due to the complexity of his activities and levels of seniority. The average salary starts from 40.000 - 45.000 euros gross per year.