Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN), a world leader in logistics services, is
aiming to use e-learning to train a mammoth 320,000 employees worldwide.
The organisation, which is the parent company of DHL, Deutsche Post, Danzas
and Postbank, has launched the first phase of a multi-phase e-learning
initiative with SkillSoft, which will provide web-based courseware via its
e-learning platform SkillPort, as well as worldwide consulting.
DPWN, which has headquarters in Bonn, Germany, offers global mail, express
delivery and logistics services, as well as a range of e-business solutions and
One of the business drivers for the e-learning initiative was the
requirement to train more than 1,000 DPWN project managers to achieve the
Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)
SkillSoft’s courses are aligned with the Institute’s Project Management Body
of Knowledge (PMBOKO). The project management training was launched in
February, along with courses covering a range of IT skills.
"We view e-learning as a corporate imperative and value driver of our
business," said Joerg Staff, director of HRM at DPWN. "It is the most
efficient way of offering high-quality, consistent training to employees
throughout the world – a necessary factor for consistent business processes.
Because SkillSoft courseware is available in multiple languages, our employees
in Germany or France will get the same training as those in the US. And we can
increase the amount of training made available while decreasing overall