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Women in Supply Chain and Logistics

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01.06.2019
4 MIN

We are passionate about having a more diverse workforce.

Women in warehousing

At Coca-Cola Amatil we are passionate about having a more diverse workforce, leveraging the skills of a wide range of people and creating opportunities where we can, especially in areas such as our Supply Chain, an industry that has traditionally been under-represented in women.

In 2018 we launched two programs to improve diversity within our Supply Chain and Logistics team:

Women in Warehousing
In 2018 our NSW, Australia logistics team launched ‘Women in Warehousing’ – a new program in partnership with Workskil Australia focusing on training women for the logistics work force.

‘Women in Warehousing’ provides high quality theoretical and practical training for women looking to enter a career in Supply Chain and logistics.

All applicants must first complete a Certificate III in Warehousing and Logistics and obtain a full forklift license prior to entering the program. This is followed by eight weeks of practical training at the Eastern Creek Distribution Centre. The program provides the opportunity to learn about logistics in a simulated environment that is supportive and hands-on, and guided by experienced forklift drivers and managers with a team of other women.

Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women Program
Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women Program is a talent and diversity initiative aiming to increase the number of women in supply chain jobs and careers. The program, coordinated by Deakin University and the Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics, and with Coca-Cola Amatil a foundation sponsor, commenced in 2018. Wayfinder works to achieve a better gender balance in supply chain through a number of initiatives, including connecting industry representatives with members of the community, and building a supply chain career map to better inform young women of opportunities within the industry.