WHAT WE DO
FUTURE LABS FOR FRONT-RUNNERS IN SUPPLY CHAIN
Corporate Automotive Logistics Academy (CALA) was developed in cooperation with DHL Global Forwarding and BVL School of Logistics. Cooperative learning with all parties involved in the supply chain provides the speed and the 360 degree view that logistics experts need to re-design the logistics of the future.
The LAB concept is a learning model which is based on an ongoing interactive process of thinking, acting and reflecting in a group. It combines theory with real-time management. The LAB experience means to learn from each other, from different organizations and cultures. The first modules were tested in Europe, America and Asia. The newest findings were integrated into the new concept. And now we are ready to start.
Imagine a kind of open laboratory which means research, getting input from outside, looking for new possibilities, integrating management theory and practice, sharing own competencies and experiences and benefiting from the knowledge of others. Reflection is very important. It means critical analysis of what we are doing, the topics we are discussing and the way we are working.
HOW WE DO IT
The aim of CALA is to provide a global qualification program for automotive logistics personal. Key elements are:
RECOGNIZE the changes in the global automotive industry:
Taking a joint look from various perspectives: scientific, practical and cultural.
GRASP the new challenges in the field of automotive logistics: Jointly analyzing, discussing, developing, presentation, evaluating and documenting work-based hypotheses.
DETERMINE future skills profiles and training needs for automotive logistics providers: Adapting the results of the learning content and formats to this. Safeguarding the transfer of learning through documentation and continuation of the process. Devising innovative projects and implementing them on a cooperative basis.
Offer a virtual, secure network platform that provides participants with learning content, further information to download and opportunities to exchange ideas and opinions.
WHY ALL THIS
FUTURE LABS OF THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR
The automotive industry is facing the greatest transformation in history.
THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
Drivers are urbanisation, digitalisation and climate change. In 25 years, two billion people worldwide will live in cities. Cars will communicate with each other. Algorithms will suggest optimal means of transport. Autonomous will be the new premium. Environment awareness will drive development of renewable energies. Digitized cars will generate millions of data. New business models, new co-operations, new production processes, new logistics and job requirements will be created.
SUPPLY CHAIN 4.0
SMART FACTORIES NEEDS SMART LOGISTICS
The digitalisation and the development of robotics will be accompanied by a highly flexible industrial usage in automotive production. Smart factories must be closely interfaced with smart logistics. Currently, the biggest challenge for the mobility logistics is the horizontal digitalisation in the supply chain systems. For a successful change process to supply chain, processes, technologies, organizations and culture must be synchronized. This requires other skills for all parties involved in automotive logistics.
SUPPLY CHAIN EXPERTS 4.0
MANAGE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEMS IN REAL-TIME
Logistics experts have to make the transition in order to control global supply chain systems almost in real time. Sharing business platforms and inventory management tools provide unknown transparency and dynamics. Online freight exchange systems offer joint use of transport capacities. 3D-printing technologies and the use of robot solutions will change the man-machine interaction in the supply chain. New work models, new work cooperation and new work competencies will result. An understanding of changeable global systems, networked and open thinking, co-operative decision-making and interactive leadership will be expected.