In a knowledge society where demands for skills, competencies and knowledge constantly increase and change, lifelong learning is a key strategy to adjust people's performance capabilities to new requirements and grantee employability in the world of work. Good examples for this are the current changes in the logistics environment. Regularly, new services and processes close to production were taken into the portfolio of logistics enterprises, so the daily tasks are changing continuously for the skilled works. LOPEC aims in developing and offering special-tailored training for Lean Logistics and required basic skills for skilled workers on shopfloor level. Needed know-how for today's challenges in logistics will be transferred. Another aspect of LOPEC is the development and use of a personal excellence self-assessment that allows a person to assess and thus improve his/her own level of maturity in employability skills. Thus, LOPEC is aiming at people enhancement as entry ticket to lifelong continuous learning by increasing the maturity level of personal logistic excellence. A common European view for "Logistics personal excellence" for skilled workers will ensure that the final product is an open product, using international, pan European validated standards. As results LOPEC will provide training modules for post-secondary education in the area of Lean Logistics, required basics skills and offers transparency of personal excellence with a personal self-assessment software solution, regarding the personal maturity level of hard and soft skills at any time. It can be used as an innovative tool for monitoring personal lifelong learning routes as well as within companies as a strategic tool within Human Resource Development.
Jäger, A., Bauer, J., Hummel, V., & Sihn, W. (2014). LOPEC - Logistics personal excellence by continuous self-assessment. In Procedia CIRP (Vol. 25, pp. 69–74). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2014.10.012