The Physical Internet. Crowd-sharing. With disruption, change is creating ardent career opportunities in the logistics industry.
Germany is Europe’s most important logistics market, with market revenue (€259bn) almost equal to that of the two next largest countries combined, the UK (€139bn) and France (€127bn) - and more than five times bigger than that of the Netherlands. The country’s size and location, high quality infrastructure and advanced logistics technology put it in the driving seat as Europe’s most important logistics market. The enormous scale of the industry is highlighted by the amount of real estate and storage space it holds – a recent report shows the logistics sector reached a record 3.34 million square metres of storage space.
Germany's geographical location in the centre of Europe allows it many benefits – it provides easy access to 82 million
Germans and 250 million consumers within overnight delivery radius, and 500 million EU residents. Germany also leads globally in logistics education, emphasising the importance of the industry in the minds of Germans -
100 universities and universities of applied sciences contribute to a qualified, reliable
workforce, with first class training and education.
With a workforce of three million individuals and with 6 0,000 companies in the sector, the body representing logistics professionals in Germany is extremely important. The Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME), founded in 1954, is the professional association for supply chain managers, buyers and logisticians in Germany. Since its founding, the BME has welcomed
200,000 visitors to its education and training opportunities.
With Germanys logistics market revenue equal to around 25% of Europe’s total - the importance of the logistics industry and potential growth it offers in terms of employment cannot be overstated. By 2023, the global market will grow to €14tn, with an estimated 54.5bn tonnes of goods being moved annually. Germany is best placed as Europe’s number one market for logistics to avail of this substantial growth.
Our expert consultants are specialists in their markets, recruiting top talent for leading organisations in the logistics profession throughout Germany and Europe.