What It Takes To Become A Logistics Systems Specialist

A logistics specialist job is offered by government agencies, military, or private sector contractors. Any person working in this position is connected and associated with the government. Thus, it follows that this job requires membership in any US military division.

The job of a logistics systems specialist includes providing pieces of advice on schedules of a program and logistics costs. The logistics specialist determines the effect on a plan from computer systems changes, provides manpower, equipment, and facilities to implement a mission, or makes logistics plans for disaster support.

Because of the affiliation of the logistics systems specialist with the government, he or she is paid good salaries and has competitive benefits. There is also good security of the job being in a government agency. The job of a logistics systems specialist is fast-paced and time sensitive which makes it stressful. Logistics specialist usually has a full-time schedule on regular working hours.

Career requirements

  1. Get a bachelor’s degree

Non-military individuals must have a logistics bachelor’s degree or any related field to qualify to work as a logistics management specialist. Bachelor’s degree in supply chain administration and logistics require four years of schooling. Classes cover topics in management fundamentals, global logistics, supply chain administration, transportation law, quality systems, and procurement. Students may be allowed to focus in global logistics, operations, and systems management.


  1. Start to work in logistics

Most employers get candidates with ample experience in logistics. Individuals can consider working as a logistician to be able to gain experience. The job analyzes the logistical needs of a company, allocates resources to assist a company in its operations, and acquires products.


  1. Work as a logistics management specialist

When one gains experience in the job already, he may be qualified to work as a logistics management specialist or take leadership roles. These positions handle the logistics of a military branch or a government organization.

Logistics systems specialist gives coordination, assessment, and support to all program areas. Since employers are mostly government contractors or government agencies, military requirements or military membership can be an advantage.

Becoming a logistics systems specialist is a challenging role because of the responsibilities that go with it. It is, therefore essential to be focused on the job to efficiently deliver necessary results.


Uncertainty Regarding Brexit Causing Problems For Local Brands Just As Milan Design Week Looms

The ongoing uncertainty over Brexit is bringing issues for the UK’s furniture brands, many a home and school furniture supplier included, just as they’re preparing for Milan design week, which started 10 days from the original schedule of Brexit.

Brexit was scheduled for 29 March 2019, before being delayed to October 31, and the uncertainty that surrounded it, and still surrounds it, and many a home and school furniture supplier in Britain are worrying how they’ll get their goods across the English Channel in spite of the issues that Brexit is bringing to the transportation routes.

SCP Director Sheridan Coakley says that it’s a serious issue, as most of the designers work down to the wire and the trend is that the week before the show, it’s a frantic race to get furniture over for the design show.

A fair number of British companies have opted to not show up in Milan for 2019, though few have openly put the blame on Brexit itself. British furniture brand SCP is among those who’ve decided to pass. He says that there were a lot of British companies that didn’t show up 2019’s Milan Design Show, not due to any particular reason, and certainly not due to Brexit.

The Milan Design Week was held from 8-14 April, and is considered as the most important event in the furniture design industry calendar. Dover saw a bottleneck, thanks to the political changes.

Most brands didn’t say that their choice was driven by Brexit, though some have gone on record to say that it has been a factor. While it wasn’t the primary motivator, they say, it is a factor.

Modus Managing Director Jon Powell stated that taking a break from Milan, for the first time in a decade and a half, gave them time to focus on the UK market, as well as plot out how they’ll expand in the future.

They have intended to return to Milan, Powell says, but the uncertainty combined with the feeling that last year’s event wasn’t really worth attending, resulted in Modus opting to sit it out for another year. They’ll return to Milan in the next year, should Brexit finally be handled properly, and the UK market has a much more solid perspective on how they’ll be in EU.


Professional Removalists Share Tips On How To Make A Move Easier

It is said that one of the most stressful event in our lives is moving. Imagine living on the third floor of a building and the sun is scorching hot above you. We hire professional companies that provide removals in Sydney because we don’t want to do the task ourselves but when things did not go as planned, we quickly blame the company.

Professional removalists shared that oftentimes, the stress of moving is caused by the homeowners themselves because of their behaviour on moving day. This is why the experts have shared tips on how the tasks can be lighter despite the stress.

First and foremost, there should be respect between the removalist and the client. A professional removalist said that everything they do is meant to make the process easier. The job is often undertaken by the unskilled therefore different kinds of individuals. This means that you will meet not just the smartest people but also the average ones. This does not discount the fact that everyone should be given the same level of respect. The job is rewarding which is why many choose to do it but the risks involved is also great as they are using their body to accomplish the tasks.

Professional removalists also shared important tips to follow when packing their belongings.

  • Flat-pack furniture should be disassembled prior to moving because they are not designed for moving and not as durable.
  • Make sure the boxes have tape on two sides because it helps reinforce them when stacking inside the truck.
  • Drawers should not be transported with items inside. Trinkets inside drawers should be packed in a separate box because it is dangerous to move a heavy drawer full of items.
  • Do not expect the removalists to help you with packing when you did not pay for a packing service. The items should be ready to be moved on the agreed time as it takes up their time to wait if packing is not done yet.
  • According to professional removals in Sydney, it is not recommended to water your pot plants a day before the move as it can be very heavy.

ANZ Positive On Sheep And Wool Sector, But Warns Against Reliance On China

According to the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group’s agricultural insight report, the AU’s sheep meat and wool sectors have benefitted from the drop in the national flock, to the benefit of the market, including those that sell industrial meat slicer for sheep meat, with the industry at the strongest it’s been in decades.

The report, however, also noted the AU’s dependence on China as a major customer for sheep meat and wool, saying that any industry that’s primarily on one big buyer is putting itself at risk, explaining that the wool and sheep meat industries is so heavily reliant on China means that they need to be ready in case the Chinese market goes quiet for a certain time.

The report was released early in March during the ANZ’s latest customer delegation to Asia, in Shanghai, and echoes what other analysts say about the wool and sheep meat, based on the state of supply and demand.

The report also highlighted  the sharp drop in sheep numbers in the AU’s national flock, which went down from about 180 million back in 1970, down to about 69 million, by 31,000 producers, in 2019, but also noted how rapid flock growth would be questionable, as it would require farmers with mixed and single sector operations to stop cropping acreage for a few year, or for Aussie cattle growers to make the switch to growing sheep, both of which are questionable.

As such, the ANZ noted that they’re expecting Australian national sheep number to remain about the same, not going down as bad as recent decades, but also not growing rapidly.

According to ANZ Head of Agribusiness Mark Bennett, the domestic decline in the number of sheep was due to a number of factors, including, low sheep and wool prices, as well as a shift from sheep to grain and cattle farming, which was more attractive compared to other options.

However, for those in the meat industry, and those that sell many a industrial meat slicer, the report also notes that sheep meat is a good opportunity, as it notes that global consumers are increasingly embracing safer, more affordable quality meat, and Aussie lamb and mutton fills that niche quite nicely.

The report notes that, even if sheep meat only accounts for a small chunk of the meat in the global market, there’s still enough of it to lift prices and give momentum to the industry.



Housing Sector Pressuring Aussie Government For A VISA Programmer For Foreign Tradies

The Aussie housing sector is looking to boost affordability, to that end, they need tradies to handle housing construction and plumbing services in Newcastle and across the country. In order to meet that demand, they’re turning to foreign tradies, and are pressuring the federal government to create a new VISA to that end.

With the Australian Federal Election set for May 18, the multi-trillion housing sector is putting pressure on political parties so that they’ll develop a new kind of VISA in order to fight back a shortfall in tradies for the residential sector.

According to the Housing Industry Association’s Managing Director Graham Wolfe, the recent proposals for changes to the ‘457’ skilled working VISA won’t deal with the underlying issue regarding the shortage of skilled tradies needed for the construction of new houses and apartments in the AU.

Two years ago, former MP Malcolm Turnbull announced that he would abolish the 457 temporary skilled work VISA, which has since been unavailable for new applications.

The Labor party supported a crackdown on work visas, with Bill Shorten saying that about four of five of temporary skilled worker VISAs are granted in fields that aren’t actually suffering from a shortage of skilled workers in Australia, like plumbing services in Newcastle, and that needs to change.

Mr. Wolfe countered these claims, saying that the focus of any reforms should be on creating new VISAs for skilled workers that won’t be bound to any employers, able to act as independent trade contractors. He warns that the housing industry is more vulnerable when it comes to skill shortages than other sectors thanks to its ageing labour force, the nature of the work, as well as the constant demand for housing.

Wolfe says that the housing industry is key to the well-being of Australian society, noting that the country will need more than 2.3 million new houses by 2030 in order to keep up with the growing demand. On top of that, he reports that 2018 saw $108b worth of residential construction in the country.

He explains that the current VISA models don’t suit the housing industry, which is more reliant on independent contracting, explaining that a well-thought out and well-executed migration policy for the country, alongside a strong programme to ensure the training of future Aussie tradies will do much to ensure that Australia has the homes it needs.