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December 2017

Airbus, BLG Logistics and Mercedes-Benz prepare employees for the digital transition

  • The project “CROSS” (Competence Rotation Over Several Sectors) promotes cross-sector exchange between companies
  • Participants complete a three months internship in a partner company with the aim of enhancing cooperativeness and willingness to change
  • The exchange is scientifically supported by Jacobs University
  • The pilot project is to be extended to other cooperation partners after successful completion

Beginning in September, 14 employees of the companies Airbus, BLG Logistics and Mercedes-Benz successfully completed a cross-sector exchange. The objective of the program was to strengthen the cooperativeness of the employees, to gather new experiences in a different corporate culture and to enhance willingness to change. The project named “CROSS” (Competence Rotation Over Several Sectors) is supported scientifically by Jacobs University and includes three months practical experience in a partner company, qualification measures and workshop days. The program was implemented for the first time and meets the needs of the increasing digitization and networking of the Automobile and Aviation industry as well as in the logistics sector.

Peter Theurer, site manager at the Mercedes-Benz Plant Bremen: “At Mercedes-Benz we understand the digital transition as a chance and want to actively shape it – within and beyond our plant railings. For that we count on a team that is ready to try new things. The project ‘CROSS’ offers our employees the chance to look further than the four walls of their own company, to accept new challenges positively and to make progress. With Airbus and BLG Logistics we have found two great partner companies. Through that we build synergies for the science location Bremen.”

André Walter, site manager at Airbus: “Also in civil aviation we at Airbus have been preparing our employees for years for the digitization and for the jobs of the future. We have to support especially the older generation on this path. That’s exactly where the CROSS project comes in, that additionally provides the participants with insights in other industries. A great opportunity for young and old.”

Dieter Schumacher, Labor Director BLG Logistics: "CROSS delivers an innovative approach to evolve the concepts of life-long learning. The work assignment in partner companies is suitable for employees of all stages of life and does more than contributing to broadening the personal horizon. It also provides positive impetus for the involved companies. I was especially impressed by the dedication, with which all participants approached their new tasks.”

Prof. Dr. Arvid Kappas, Dean at Jacobs University: “Im delighted that we as Jacobs University could contribute with our workshops and trainings to the success of the pilot project. The CROSS project brings together economy and science. It is an innovative continuing education program, which could become a role model for others.”

July 2017

February 2017

BLG Logistics, Inc. Opens New Location in South Carolina

DUNCAN, S.C., Feb. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BLG Logistics is pleased to announce the official opening of its South Carolina office. This news comes on the heels of being nominated for the 2016 Supplier of the Year award by the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association. In Q4 of 2016 the office officially opened in Duncan, SC. It is conveniently located one exit north from the well-known BMW manufacturing plant. The new office comes with readily available warehouse space and is only 8 miles from the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer. The new location is in anticipation of the booming economic growth provided also by the South Carolina Port in Charleston. BLG’s prime location will allow customers of all industries access to a world leader in third party logistics. As the award winner of the 2016 European Logistics Association, it is clear BLG Logistics intends to carry the same practices and level of expertise into the Southeast.