Title Metaframework for Logistics
Project Number DE/13/LLP-LdV/TOI/147618
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The aim of the METALOG project was the development of a sectoral qualifications framework for logistics qualifications in Europe. In order to accomplish this, the requirements for current and future job roles were analysed. The results of this research were presented to a specific public and pursued in the context of a "European Logistics Skills Network ".
In this way, the corner stone for a Knowledge Skills Alliance in Logistics was laid so that the gap between company requirements and employee qualifications can be better addressed. This will, in turn, contribute to the reduction of unemployment in Europe.
In a number of previous projects (Central, Eucolog, Prolog,Novalog, Eurotranslog, ProfDRV), the connection between vocational qualifications and relevant transparency instruments has been examined.
The METALOG project has analysed these previous results and summarized them systematically (see Products "Synthesis Report"). Based on these results, work process analyses have been conducted in logistics companies in the process of which human resource (HR) personnel and relevant employees in the sector have been interviewed with a view to better understanding the gap between the requirements of organisations and the actual competences of employees. The results of these WPA were summarised and discussed at the project meeting in Salzburg (January 2015). Based on the results of both the synthesis of previous projects and the work process analyses, a Logistics Qualifications Framework were drafted by ITB. To ensure sustainability of the results, logistics and HR personnel, training organisations and industry associations, etc. have to be brought together into a Logistics Skills Network. This network will deal with the continuously changing requirements in the workplace and thereby be in a position to identify new requirements and to provide relevant training in a timely manner.
Logistics has always been an internationalized sector. The work of such a network will therefore contribute to mobility in Europe strengthening the position of the firms in the sector as the increasing the quality of the work performed.
All project partners possessed high-level know-how in the area of logistics thereby ensuring that the project goals can be achieved: training providers, stakeholders, institutions of higher learning and commercial organisations.
The countries with strong logistics sectors were represented in the project consortium.
This transfer-of-innovation project had strong ties not only to relevant projects (Central, Eucolog, Prolog,Novalog, Eurotranslog, ProfDRV), but draw strongly on the methodology developed in the Matching Frames project, successfully led by ITB Bremen, in which a sectoral qualifications framework for the automotive sector was developed. Work package 1 run throughout the project and covered project management. Work package 2 delivered a detailed and structured summary of the previous project results which lead to the development of a first draft of the sectoral qualification framework in work package 3. Such a framework is both abstract and theoretical by nature. Consequently, work package 4 attempted to bridge the gap to actual, applied logistics practice. After the completion of the consultations conducted in this work package the qualification framework was finalized. The primary instrument for the implementation of the projects results was the development of national implementation scenarios in work package 5 (Exploitation). At the same time, an action plan for establishing a European Logistics Skills Network was worked out.
The centrepiece of work package 6, Dissemination, was the international conference with the title "Education meets HR (human resources)". Here, personnel development specialists from industry were brought together with relevant training providers.
In work package 7, internal and external evaluations ensured the productive cooperation among the partners and the production of high quality deliverables throughout the project lifetime.
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program or curricula
transparency and certification
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
The consortium has held five project meetings and the final conference in 2015. The results of the work packages has been summarised in the form of reports and guidelines.
Further information and products can be found on the project website.