Job prospects Distribution And Transport Logistics Technician in Ontario

Job opportunities for Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations (NOC 1215) are fair in Ontario over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a distribution and transport logistics technician.

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Job opportunities in Ontario

distribution and transport logistics technician
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations (NOC 1215) in Ontario for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.

Employment for supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations has been relatively steady over the past decade.Workers in this field are found across various industries in Ontario.Significant industries employing workers in this occupation include: warehousing and storage, freight transportation arrangement, wholesale trade, manufacturing and retail trade.These industries have become increasingly reliant on automationwhich has streamlined some job processes.

The occupation is influenced by business and consumer demand for an array of products and the volume of goods being transported. In stronger economic times, the movement of goods is often heightened, supporting the need for workers in supply and logistics fields. While the low Canadian dollar and oil prices spur commercial and private spending which benefits this occupation (more transportation required leads to more supervisors/coordination required), slowing economic growth seen in Ontarioand other similar economies could temper this occupation's growth in the forecast period. Since a sizeable portion of workers were employed within the manufacturing sector, prospects are uncertain for those in this sector due to variable global economic conditions.

Continued advancements in technology, particularly advanced software platforms that can carry out a number of tasks such as automatically updating company records, track inventory, and produce schedules may reduce the need for supervisors as fewer support workers may be required by companies. Workers in this occupation are usually required to complete secondary education.Supervisors with several years of related experience and knowledge of supply management practices and computer applications, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), may have a more favourable outlook.Since many facilities operate on a 24-hour schedule, working various shifts and overtime are common within this occupational group. Workers may also be required to lift heavy items.

Here are some key facts about Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations in the Ontario region:

  • Approximately 30,800 people work in this occupation.
  • Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 20%
    • Other transportation and warehousing (NAICS 482-483, 486, 487, 493): 17%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 10%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 77% of supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations work all year, while 23% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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