Wednesday, 13 November 2013

DHL launches new Logistics Academy

Demonstrating a commitment to building capacity in the logistics sector, DHL Global Forwarding has recently launched a training program for the automotive industry aimed at the company's manufacturers, suppliers and customers. The Corporate Automotive Logistics Academy (CALA) was launched on 24th October 2013 and will roll out a modular training programme worldwide from next year.

 Each module on the programme entails a day of classes and workshops, complemented by additional opportunities for learning online, via a Virtual Learning Environment. There are currently two modules available, with an additional six planned for development in 2014. Current trends and strategies in automotive logistics is the subject of the first course.

Christiane Beimel, of  DHL Global Forwarding said that the programme is "an important component in the development of our Automotive Competence Centres."  Commenting on the nature of the new courses, she explained, "the systematic approach of the academy as well as the high practical relevance in combination with science is unique."

The programme was developed in partnership with BVL campus, the educational branch of German logistics association BVL. Thomas Whilmmer, Chairman of BVL's Executive Board said he was "firmly convinced that CALA .. will develop into an innovation platform for automotive logistics."

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