Diversity key to adaptation
LINX Care Cargo Group is Australia and New Zealand’s leading diversified logistics infrastructure and solutions provider, with an extensive fleet of road haulage and trailer equipment offering long distance and short haul services across multiple applications.
The group brings together the capabilities of four market-leading operations built on more than 100 years of ports and logistics experience.
These are made up of LINX, Autocare, C3 and GeelongPort; which employ more than 3800 highly-skilled professionals.
LINX is a firm believer that future business success is heavily reliant on how well it understands its customers — adapts to new technologies — and its ability to recruit, engage, develop and manage people with different backgrounds and thinking styles.
The biggest transformation in the workplace today is the increasing adaption of technology, and this transformation has been painful for many.
However rather than technology being a threat, the addition of automation across industry will likely create new jobs and opportunities as new technologies make processes faster, safer and more efficient – and as a result, the logistics market will grow, along with its workforce.
To be successful throughout this upheaval, industry leaders need to bring their people along with them.
They need to inspire, to be the front-runners that set precedents, and at the same time, unleash imagination amongst their employees.
Employees need to upskill and demonstrate flexibility to embrace the changes that new waves of technologies will bring.
The logistics industry of the future will employ highly skilled professionals in positions that do not exist today.
Therefore, an employee’s willingness and ability to acclimatise and assimilate new technology is critical.
The bottom line is that automation can enhance the logistics workforce, as long as people are brought along on the journey through good leadership.
A critical factor of what sets LINX apart from its competitors is how it diversifies skillsets across the workforce for people to work within the increasing complexity of the industry.
“The pace of technology change requires us to adapt quickly and efficiently to meet our customers’ expectations, or even better, exceed them,” LINX Cargo Care Group chief executive Anthony Jones said.
“Diversity for us is not just about ensuring more women are given the opportunity to join our team – that’s a key component – it’s about pro-actively creating a diverse and inclusive workplace with a broader mix of capabilities and mindsets.
“We see diversity and inclusion as leadership responsibilities, not HR responsibilities, which is why our leaders play a key role in building capability to work more effectively in diverse teams, and adapt quickly to the future needs of the logistics industry.”
LINX believes that diversity and inclusion are the best tools for adapting to new technologies.