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first_imgLogistics giant delivers skills on a global scaleOn 1 May 2003 in Personnel Today Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN), a world leader in logistics services, isaiming to use e-learning to train a mammoth 320,000 employees worldwide. The organisation, which is the parent company of DHL, Deutsche Post, Danzasand Postbank, has launched the first phase of a multi-phase e-learninginitiative with SkillSoft, which will provide web-based courseware via itse-learning platform SkillPort, as well as worldwide consulting. DPWN, which has headquarters in Bonn, Germany, offers global mail, expressdelivery and logistics services, as well as a range of e-business solutions andfinancial services. One of the business drivers for the e-learning initiative was therequirement to train more than 1,000 DPWN project managers to achieve theProject Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)certification. SkillSoft’s courses are aligned with the Institute’s Project Management Bodyof Knowledge (PMBOKO). The project management training was launched inFebruary, along with courses covering a range of IT skills. “We view e-learning as a corporate imperative and value driver of ourbusiness,” said Joerg Staff, director of HRM at DPWN. “It is the mostefficient way of offering high-quality, consistent training to employeesthroughout the world – a necessary factor for consistent business processes.Because SkillSoft courseware is available in multiple languages, our employeesin Germany or France will get the same training as those in the US. And we canincrease the amount of training made available while decreasing overallcosts.” www.skillsoft.com Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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