19 October 2012

DB Schenker Logistics Establishes Its Own Logistics Academy in China

Essen/Berlin/Beijing - 19 October 2012 - Today DB Schenker opened its own academy to train employees in China. “Our customers’ expectations are constantly on the rise, and projects are becoming increasingly complex. By establishing the DB Schenker Logistics Academy China, we are aiming to develop employees over the long term and keep them at DB Schenker,” said Dr. Thomas Lieb, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Schenker AG, when the program was launched. 

There is a growing need for qualified employees in China. Competition from other market participants is increasingly being felt. At the same time, staff turnover is relatively high in the Chinese market. “Establishing our own academy is one of our solutions to this problem,” said Lieb. “The academy is first and foremost an internal training and development program. It will help develop professional and personal skills with specific targets in mind.” With some 5,000 employees in 60 cities in China, DB Schenker is one of the country’s leading logistics services providers. 

The new academy’s program is based on third-party and internal expertise. It will be offered at different locations in China and is geared primarily toward operational management in contract logistics. Modules range from logistics concepts and continuous quality improvement to logistics controlling, project management and conflict resolution. Instructors will include employees of two Chinese universities. 

Over the course of a year, the training group will complete six three-day training blocks roughly every six weeks in addition to their usual work. Participants will alternate between interactive training with external and internal instructors, individualized tasks whose aim is to implement content in everyday business, role plays and discussions. Preparations for further expansion of the academy’s activities are under way. 

Source: DB Mobility Logistics AG