World Bank study on logistics skills, competences and training - your chance to contribute

dinsdag 18 augustus 2015

The World Bank has engaged the Kühne Logistics University (KLU) to conduct a study of skills, competences and training in logistics. This is linked to the Bank’s bi-annual Logistics Performance Indicator (LPI) survey which ranks countries in terms of their logistics performance. One of the six criteria used to judge performance is ‘logistics competence’ and many countries achieve poor ratings partly because their logistics workforce lacks the necessary skills. The new study is reviewing the available evidence on logistics skills shortages, training provision and certification around the world.  It is also examining the opportunities for transferring best practice in logistics recruitment, training and accreditation from developed countries, such the UK, Germany and the US, into emerging markets.

As part of the project, we are inviting logistics specialists in a range of countries to give us their views on the availability of logistics skills, methods of recruitment and retention and ways of making careers in logistics more appealing to potential applicants. If you would like to take part in this survey, please click on the link below.  It should only take you around 15 minutes to complete the online questionnaire and, if you include your email address, we will send you a copy of our summary report later in the year. You can start the survey here.

Prof. Dr. Alan C. McKinnon
Prof. Dr. Kai Hoberg
Christoph Flöthmann
Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany