Safeducate reveals major plans to bridge supply chain skill gaps

Safeducate, a specialist in supply chain and logistics training, has unfolded major plans to bridge the massive skill gaps present in the Indian supply chain & logistics industry, according to a statement released by the company.
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Safeducate was ‘Supply Chain Skilling Partner’ in the CII National Conference on Skill Development 2013 at Hotel Lalit, New Delhi on November 28, 2013. Many eminent speakers from the industry were present in the conference to share their views on the requirement of good quality manpower for better economic growth of the country. These included Som Mittal, President – Nasscom, Rajeev Dubey, President – Group HR, Corporate Services and Aftermarket, Mahindra & Mahindra; S Mahalingam, Chairman – CII National Committee on Skill Development and Divya Jain, CEO, Safeducate.
Sharing her views with the audience on this occasion, Jain said: “Supply chain and logistics industry is the backbone of the Indian economy. The three biggest challenges facing this industry include poor infrastructure, regulatory bottlenecks and lack of skilled manpower. While the first two challenges are huge, lack of skilled manpower has become a very central issue which almost every organization in this field is facing on an everyday basis. Supply chain and logistics industry is one of the largest employment generators in the country. However, there is a big mismatch when it comes to availability of quality manpower in this industry due to lack of formal education and overall industry perception. Since it is a people-intensive industry, therefore availability of quality manpower is extremely vital for the success of this industry”.
“Safeducate has been working towards bridging the huge skill gaps prevalent in the Indian supply chain & logistics industry. Given the industry domain knowledge that we possess, it is imperative that we do our bit for the industry, by way of imparting quality education, which has a right balance of theoretical and practical training in the various supply chain & logistics functions. We are also in the process of tying up with various premier educational institutes to create specialized MBA programs in supply chain & logistics. Our initiative will help in creating trained professionals, which in turn would help to overcome the challenge of scarcity of skilled manpower in the supply chain arena and this would help in boosting the growth of industry”, she added.
Jain is the founder and CEO of Safeducate, India’s premier supply chain training institute. Safeducate is a CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) accredited institute and offers vocational and diploma courses for supply chain employability. She is spearheading Safeducate, and is leading a competent team of trainers who continuously strive towards developing a talent pool of proficient supply chain and logistics professionals. Safeducate has trained over 20,000 people since its establishment in 2007.
She understands the Indian supply chain industry very well and is able to identify the skill requirements at each operating level to ensure that the learning and development programs get the right-skilled individuals as per industry needs. She has also co-authored ‘Horn Please’ – a book focusing on the trucking profession in India. Divya Jain has a graduate degree in BA (Honours) Economics from Hindu College (Delhi University), and a Masters in Management from Cambridge University (UK). She also has a Law Degree (LLB) from University of London.
Safeducate, a specialist in supply chain and logistics training, was established in 2007, with an aim to meet the continuously evolving needs of the workforce of the supply chain and logistics industry of India. Led by the alumni of Stanford and Cambridge University, the team blends rich operational experience of the supply chain arena with international know-how and best practices to create programs which are extremely stimulating, hands-on and practical.
Safeducate is backed by a team of highly experienced consultants and trainers. These professionals offer world-class training as a part of uniquely designing programmes and courses, through which participants are able to gain extensive supply chain and logistics understanding. The participants are provided with comprehensive domain knowledge and practical training, enabling them to face day-to-day challenges of working in supply chain and logistics industry.
Having state-of-the-art learning centers across the country, Safeducate intends to revolutionise the supply chain education arena with its profound knowledge, experience and expertise in the field. Safeducate has achieved a landmark of training more than 20,000 people across 52 cities in India. All the training programmes offered by Safeducate are CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) accredited, and follow global standards in supply chain and logistics education.

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