Why BLG Logistics?
Our employees are the basis for our success. Our aim is to work together long-term with contented and committed people who are happy to be working with us and who identify with BLG. In accordance with our mission statement, we offer attractive employment schemes and individual advanced training programs, as well as promote an open communication culture.
Fields of work at BLG
- Automotive Logistics
- Industrial & Production Logistics
- Wholesale & Retail Logistics
- Finished Product Logistics
Back in 2012, BLG established the BLG Academy in Vance, Alabama, its own training program in cooperation with three high schools in and around the area which has now grown to five schools in 2016. The participating students receive instruction in health and safety, warehouse operations, supply chain management, procurement and workplace essentials. The students not only have theory classes twice a week at school but also commute to the BLG warehouse to perform hands-on training three times a week.
Last year 37 students completed the BLG Academy which helped them receive two credit hours toward high school graduation. By collaborating with the German American Chamber of Commerce, BLG was also able to award graduates with both a U.S. and German-equivalent certificate. After completion the students have the opportunity of working for BLG or other logistics providers. Apart from this certificate BLG also makes it possible for those students and current employees to participate in a Short Certificate program, also known as the Warehouse Logistics Program, in which BLG worked with four local community colleges to help provide another educational option. Warehouse Logistics is a 21 credit hour, two semester program designed to prepare individuals for managing and coordinating all logistics functions. Students enrolled in the program will receive classroom instruction at one of the four community colleges and learn practical, on the job applications.
BLG recently reached out to the Appalachian Regional Commission, which provides financial aid for students seeking to improve their career credentials in the automotive industry, to gain funding for the development of the program. BLG received a letter with great news that they will be provided with sixty scholarships. This opportunity will provide 100% funding for tuition to obtain the Short Certificate in Warehouse Logistics in the 2016-2017 school year.