The Canadian Professional Logistics Institute has signed an agreement with the Shanghai Foreign Service Company, as of April 1, 2004, to transfer Canadian skills standards, training resources and web-platforms to develop and enhance the competence of the Shanghai supply chain logistics labour market.
Under the agreement, SFSC and the Logistics Institute seek to realize short-term goals of training nearly 300,000 workers, from front line to senior management, in logistics and event management skills, to support the World Exposition to be hosted by Shanghai in 2010.
They will also address mid-term goals of certifying the competence of the Shanghai logistics labour market as P.Log. professionals, modeled on Canadian workforce development standards established by the Logistics Institute.
Long-term, SFSC and the Logistics Institute would also like to establish a China-wide and subsequent world-wide logistics professional community, based on P.Log. certification.
"Someday, Canadian P.Log.s will work with their counterparts in Shanghai and China as professional equals," says Frank Bennett, P.Log., former Materials Manager at B.C. Hydro.
"With this Shanghai agreement, Canadian P.Log.s and their companies, as supporting members of the Logistics Institute, are now positioned to build personal and business success on a global scale," says Victor Deyglio, President, Logistics Institute.