Atlas considered the transport and logistics industry in all its sectors, including land, air, sea and river, as well as alternative transport. The logistics area and the storage and warehousing area were studied in detail.
In the course of Atlas development of this industry 12 in-depth interviews were conducted, questionnaires on forecasting the future were organized with 113 leading industry experts, and a foresight session with 123 specialists in the field of transport and logistics.
As a result, 20 new professions were developed, 9 transformed professions and 16 disappearing ones were identified.
Created based on industry experts' foresight
Atlas of professions of transport and logistics industry of Kazakhstan:
1. DIGITALIZATION AND GAMIFICATION
Traffic management, logistics chains and even vehicles will be fully digitized in the future. Remote coordination will require advanced digital skills. An industry worker will be more an IT professional than a classic driver, logistician or repairman.
Gamified processes, virtual remote management of different modes of transport, working with digital twins and interaction with artificial intelligence will turn the transport and logistics sector into an innovative, knowledge-intensive field that requires a high degree of professional training based on a wide range of competencies. As a result, workers involved in the digitalization of TLCs will be among the most in demand and highly paid specialists.
If you are interested in working with large volumes of data, solving complex and interesting tasks, organizing chaos and constructing highly complex dynamic structures, the following professions of the future will suit you:
2. AUTOMATION, ROBOTICS
Robotization, new materials, additive technologies, unmanned and autonomous transport will lead to the next stage of evolution of transport and logistics industry.
Most manual processes will be performed by robots and automated monitoring and diagnostics systems.
Unmanned transport will consistently displace the manned one. However, for those who like to "feel the car", special neuro-interfaces may be developed that allow literally "merging" with the vehicle, both on the ground and on water and in the air.
If you like to work with sophisticated machinery, robots and machines, if you want to travel on the transport of the future as in fantastic movies, you will be suitable for future professions such as:
3. ECOLOGIZATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF CONSUMER PREFERENCES
There is a growing global focus on environmental and sustainable development issues. Transport is the main source of environmental pollution. In the future, the emission of CO2 and other harmful emissions will be consistently reduced through the promotion of eco-transport and alternative types of vehicles.
Change of consumer preferences associated with improving the quality of life, transformation of socio-economic paradigms and the results of STP will cause a cascade of metamorphosis in the transport and logistics industry, from the gradual transition to the economy of shared consumption to the apocalypse of retail.