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Logistics professionals move forward thanks to institute

The Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Educations' excellent reputation in the seafood sector is well known, but an area of its work that is rapidly growing in recognition is that of its logistics management.

In recent years with the development of degree based logistics management qualifications, the Institute has become something of an authority on professional training programmes for the industry.

This November, in a visit to the UK, logistics professionals from Denmark made a special trip to the Grimsby Institute to gather inspiration and knowledge about work relations between the food industry, the transport industry and the government.

The visit was an initiative of the two European Social Fund projects, the Centre for Foodstuff & Health and One Access to Knowledge & Education in Transport, intended to further the knowledge of transport professionals and open them up to new and innovative ways of working.

“The Grimsby Institutes reputation as a supplier of innovative professional training for a diverse range of industries is growing on an international level”, said Dr Mike Dillon, vice principal at the Grimsby Institute. “We have developed many new programmes to aid industry growth and are working globally on a number of different projects. That our work in the logistics sector is getting recognition is fantastic news”.

The Grimsby Institute is currently providing assistance to SMEs through the University of Hull's Logistics Institute and through targeted consultancy to individual companies. This consists of group work on a specific logistics' related subjects followed by a half day of individual support to help embed the new practices or specific training programmes such as those offered through the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport. This support is highly demand led but will focus on such areas as International Trade and Freight, Warehousing, Inventory Control, Business Improvement Techniques and Procurement.

The Institute's Traceability and Systems Manager is currently working on a variety of supply chain traceability projects with companies and organisations both nationally and internationally. The Institute is also currently running a successful Logistics Management Foundation Degree for the Army. The programme is delivered at the Guttersloh base in Germany and Wattisham in the
United Kingdom.

Alex Rimmer – PR Officer
The Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education
(01472) 311222 ext 552 or 07789 373 940

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