ECG is proud to announce the commencement of Course 11 of its prestigious ECG Academy. The Academy is currently in its 11th year and already boasts almost 200 alumni.
Course 11 will take place over five modules and 24 days with a combination of intensive practice oriented training and classroom work. These modules will be held at different locations around Europe to give the participants insight into the practical realities of the different elements that make up the vehicle logistics industry. The first module took place from October 17-21 in Hamburg, Germany. 21 students from 18 companies are enrolled on the course and will work towards receiving a Certificate in Automobile Logistics Management.
As the vehicle logistics sector has traditionally been male-dominated the ECG Academy is particularly proud of the gender balance on all its courses. In recent years, an increasing and significant proportion of its students are female. ECG members are clearly committed to the best use of talent within their companies and to supporting female employees throughout their careers.
The ECG Academy was developed in response to demand for specialist training for young managers working in the finished vehicle logistics sector. The course is fully accredited and unique in the industry. The Certificate is an essential qualification for staff in the sector and helps them deliver the highest possible standard of services to their customers.
The lectures are given by a combination of academic staff from various Universities across Europe, as well as senior practicing logistics professionals and suppliers from the sector. The outcome is therefore an excellent, balanced combination of theoretical training in logistics disciplines and practical examples from the sector.
The course was originally designed and run by the Executive Education arm of the European Business School and today is managed under contract to ECG by the Education Unit of KPMG. Prof. Dr. Josef Decker is Dean of the Academy. Academy Director, Dr. Christian-Titus Klaiber is responsible for the deployment of the course.