Warehouse logistics is marching into the future with giant strides. It may still be a while before artificial intelligence (AI) is in command of robots, drones, and driverless transport systems everywhere. But there’s no way around digitization itself. Today, many warehouse logistics processes are already controlled by highly sophisticated digital systems. Therefore, it’s not only the demands on warehouse logistics specialists and warehouse technicians that are growing in this working environment.
Less qualified people entrusted with simple tasks in packing and picking also need additional know-how. So it’s logical that the training and qualification of warehouse employees must take this development into account. That’s why Katrin Haupt, Managing Director of DEKRA Akademie, and Logistics Master Lars Drees, the product developer responsible for the Warehouse Logistics division at DEKRA Service Division Training, are focusing on the consistent use of digital learning systems at DEKRA Akademie locations.
Working like the pros at training camp – with EPG’s warehouse management system
When topics such as incoming goods, storage, and commissioning are on the syllabus of training sessions at training camp or the virtual warehouse, participants work on the tasks at hand using the same tools and methods as professionals in real working life. DEKRA relies on the LFS warehouse management system from its cooperation partner EPG (Ehrhardt Partner Group) in Boppard-Buchholz, Rhineland-Palatinate, which is also the first choice for logistics companies such as DHL, Fiege, Hellmann, and Simon Hegele.
“The LFS is designed as warehouse management system for complex logistics processes as well as for simple applications,” explains Jens Heinrich, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at EPG. In fact, the LFS is basically the Rolls Royce of warehouse management, with plenty of forward-looking technology on board. “With the LFS, we have the opportunity to qualify our participants in a contemporary manner and, in doing so, map all logistics processes relevant to the examination required by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce,” says Lars Drees, describing the advantages for DEKRA.