It would probably be something of an understatement to say that the UK’s transport and logistics sectors have undergone quite a few ups and downs in recent years. It is difficult to mention such “ups and downs”, of course, without referring to the dramatic circumstances of the COVID-19 crisis.
Online shopping as a percentage of all retail sales, for example, escalated when the first coronavirus lockdown was imposed in the UK in the spring of 2020. And according to recent data, it remains somewhat higher than its February 2020 level. In addition, there were substantial rises in new orders for the construction of warehouses, and job adverts in transport, logistics, and warehousing, during the pandemic as opposed to before COVID-19 hit.
Having said that, a lot has happened for transport and logistics businesses in the UK since the onset of the 2020s, that has had little or nothing to do with the pandemic. UK supply chains have had to adapt, for instance, to the country’s departure from the European Union (EU), and there has been much talk about shortages of heavy goods vehicle drivers, and the consequences of this.
Looking at the longer-term picture, the number of UK commercial premises classified as transport and logistics also climbed by 88% from 2011 to 2021.
So, what are the lessons from all of this sweeping industry change?
There are a lot of important lessons that we could take from this ongoing transformation of the UK transport and logistics sector – not least the importance of putting in place strong foundations for the training of logistics and transportation workers. That might lead you to consider investing in a dedicated Learning Management System, or LMS, for logistics and transportation workers.
As we recently wrote about in another news update, an LMS is a software application or tool that allows for the creation and delivery of training courses, as well as associated reporting. And it’s fair to say that the world of logistics and transportation is specialised and sensitive enough to require suitably specialised and sensitive training solutions.
However, with this industry being such a high-pressure and fast-paced one, we realise that it can be tricky to get your workers to complete the training they require in order to do their jobs to best effect. That’s before you even get onto the subject of how to keep track of their progress with such learning, or how and where all the relevant records.
All of this helps to show the value of our own LMS for logistics and transportation-related training. The myAko LMS is quick and straightforward to use, and offers impressive functionality, including automation of the process of chasing people, and the ability to see all records in one place.
Our LMS is also a very affordable option, relative to the wealth of logistics and transportation-related training courses that it provides. In fact, we can give you access to more than 80 transport and logistics courses through our system, covering a variety of safe working practices in the industry. And the bitesize nature of these courses will make it easier for your workers to progress through them.
Why not see for yourself what all the fuss is about?
Whether you have previously used a dedicated LMS for logistics and transportation training, or you are utterly new to using any kind of LMS, our team can help you get the most from this complete solution, which can be built around your organisation’s needs.
To find out more about everything our LMS for logistics and transportation organisations could do for you, why not book a demo of our system, or reach out to us directly for a discussion today?
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