DB Schenker expands training options

DB Schenker and the Fraunhofer Institute have developed an innovative employee training program on packaging and order-picking processes as part of a long-term partnership.
The training program is built around six exercises that teach the participants about the processes by encouraging playful learning. The employee training course is currently available in German and English, and additional languages can easily be added. A virtual reality (VR) version of the exercises is also in progress.
The technology offers employees an opportunity to perform extensive testing on logistics processes that are still in the implementation phase before they advance to the next phase. In addition, training in a virtual environment increases the efficiency, quality and speed of training.
"We have been successfully collaborating with the Fraunhofer Institute for several years, and we have already jointly developed numerous transport and logistics solutions of the future. This innovative employee training program marks yet another milestone in the digitalisation of logistics processes and in DB Schenker’s focus on Logistics 4.0," said Erik Wirsing, vice president global innovation at Schenker AG.
Parent company Deutsche Bahn claims to lead Germany in the use of VR for training purposes, since opportunities to train with real equipment during ongoing operations are frequently limited.

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