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Demografic change in the CEP sector


  • Kutlu, Cigdem
  • Bioly, Sascha
  • Klumpp, Matthias


[Aim of the Paper] Aim of this work is a discussion of demographic changes and the consequences within the logistics branch, in particular the CEP industry. Furthermore, it is analysed what effects arise through the lack of specialists like qualified drivers especifically in the CEP industry. The general trend within CEP industry through e-commerce should be represented analytically. In addition new trends especially transport of food through e-commerce and which impact it brings to the industry is represented. Additionally, it will be shown how the trend of e-food in other countries, such as South Korea, has developed compared to Germany. In addition, how is the market structure related to e-food in Germany. Tesco for example has got a chain in South Korea called 'Homeplus'. Homeplus stores are inter alia located in Seoul subway stations. The metro station has pictures of shelves with food and other consumer goods customers would generally find in an actual store. Shoppers add items to their online shopping cart by means of their smart phone and QR codes. The goods are delivered after they come home. A virtual store requires a home delivery supply chain.10 Like mentioned before, in Germany Deutsche Post is developing a nationwide delivery network for online food purchases. Within the next three years, the company admitted to have a full nationwide network in place.11 By analysing the following questions, the main question, what are the risks and chances through skills shortage will be answered. In addition, it is represented which impact skills shortage will have by taking into consideration the innovative future trends like mentioned before. * What are the costs of demographic changes? * How is the development and trend of e-commerce within the CEP industry in Germany? * How is the market structure related to e-food in Germany? * What opportunities and risks arise from the shortage of skilled workers within the CEP industry? * What impact has the supposed shortage of drivers onto the business? * How can the job profile of the driver be enhanced? * What kind of actions and innovations need to be taken to work against to the driver shortage?

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  • Kutlu, Cigdem & Bioly, Sascha & Klumpp, Matthias, 2013. "Demografic change in the CEP sector," ild Schriftenreihe Logistikforschung 36, FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management, Institut für Logistik- & Dienstleistungsmanagement (ild).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:fomild:36

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    1. Reza Daniels, 2007. "Skills Shortages in South Africa: A Literature Review," Working Papers 07121, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
    2. Malcolm S. Cohen & Mahmood A. Zaidi, 2002. "Global Skill Shortages," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 2222.
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