“Human Resources in Logistics: Sustainability & Digitalization as Drivers to Attract Young Talents”



Sandra Eitler
University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna
Proffesor | Head of Department Transport & Traffic

Thomas Panholzer
Vice President Global Supply Chain

Jakob Haussteiner

Sandra Aufner
University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna

Wilhelm Sterl
ÖBB Rail Cargo Group
Department Manager of HR-Development & HR Projects

Roland Zistler
GrowNOW Group
Managing Director

Panel Introduction

What is the current status of the match for the best talents? The logistics & supply chain industry needs well-educated and enthusiastic people that are ready for the challenges in a fast-moving world. On the other hand, the young generation is looking not only for a job but a meaningful work to make a difference. Is sustainability the key to success for companies and how to ensure that there is a real sustainability focus and not only “greenwashing”? The other key-word we have heard for years in the industry is digitalization. Is the approach of universities and the reality of the day-to-day work in companies matching? What can young talents expect in a reality check from digitalization when they enter multinational companies versus SMEs or Start-ups? Last but not least what kind of programs do companies offer in order to give their people a long-term perspective and development plan within their organizations?