Logistics company commit to project professionalism
Posted by APM on 11th Jul 2013
The APM is pleased to announce that DHL Supply Chain UKIN* has become the first logistics organisation in the UK to gain APM Corporate Accreditation for its in-house project community, demonstrating it's commitment to project management and to developing it's people in line with it's business strategy.
This achievement reinforces DHL's dedication to the project management profession, as well as setting the industry benchmark for similar organisations. DHL Supply Chain UKIN has a workforce of over 50,000 working across 400 sites and offers an unrivalled service capability, from supply chain analysis and design, to large scale warehousing and transport management operations.
Speaking about what gaining APM Corporate Accreditation means to DHL, three of DHL's project management champions gave their views:
Trevor Jones - VP Projects & Risk Management, DHL Supply Chain UKIN said:
Im delighted that DHL has become the UKs first logistics provider to achieve APM Accreditation. Having external validation not only confirms that the business takes project management extremely seriously, but that were setting the industry benchmark in this area. To support our future growth strategy were undertaking more and more transformational deals with world class organisations; todays announcement provides us with a clear competitive advantage by assuring our customers that we are committed to delivering professional project management.
Jane Cosgrove - Project Director, Process & Development, DHL Supply Chain, UKIN said:
In recent years we have embarked on a journey to professionalise our project management capability by providing our managers with a defined career path and a greater breadth of opportunities. Project management is about reducing risk for our customers, telling them well get it right first time and that were a safe pair of hands. In these turbulent times, being able to provide that level of reassurance is vital.
Chris Sharp - COO, DHL Supply Chain, UKIN said:
"As the global leader in the logistics industry, Project Management is fundamental to DHLs Operations Excellence strategy; the more rigorous the implementation, the better the entire customer experience from programme delivery, right through to contract renewal. Having APM accreditation tells our stakeholders that were committed to driving excellence across every aspect of their business and that project management sits firmly at the top of our agenda.
*(UK, Ireland & Nordics)
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