Logistics and Supply Chain Needs More Women

Nationally women are still underrepresented within the logistics and supply chain sectors, a situation that many businesses like total supply chain solutions provider Oakland International are working hard to change.


With their goal to have a workforce which broadly reflects labour availability Oakland International have rolled out several initiatives with the sole aim of cutting through the many real barriers’ woman face.


Operating flexible shift patterns, trialling workplace childcare facilities, and offering the same pay rates irrespective of gender for both part-time and full-time workers, are all aimed to enhance gender diversity as Oakland believes a mix of masculinity and femininity brings benefits including alternative thinking, increased productivity, reliability, and retention, and that by attracting more female talent and providing a platform for career development benefits all parties.


Women only represent around 7% of the logistics sector workforce which employs over 2 million people and generated £139 billion in 2019.