GURGAON, India, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Increased Focus on Vocational Skills for Logistics
ThinkLink Learning, the pioneer in India for skill development in the Supply Chain & Logistics industry, has launched its Praguna initiative for operational skills in Logistics. The Praguna initiative is a bold step that aims to change the face of Logistics skilling in India through focus on specialist roles that drive higher productivity, increased service levels and safety, better product quality, cost reduction, and lower maintenance & lifecycle costs for equipment.
The first Praguna centre was inaugurated in Dharuhera, near Gurgaon on Friday, April 10 in a prestigious ceremony. This is a global standard 25,000 square foot facility and will be ramped up as a model skilling location for Logistics. ThinkLink is focussing on Lift Truck Driving (forklift and reach trucks) to begin with and has partnered with RTITB for rolling out this initiative. New skills will be rolled out through the course of this year.
RTITB (formerly the Road Transport Industry Training Board) has been synonymous with high quality training in the transport, warehousing and logistics industries for over 40 years across the world, especially in the United Kingdom. More than 110,000 associates get certified through RTITB programs every year. ThinkLink and RTITB have entered into an exclusive partnership to build this initiative in India.
"The Praguna initiative is a key milestone in our journey towards building a world class ecosystem for high performance supply chains in India," said ThinkLink Founder and CEO, Saurabh Goyal. "Modern Supply Chains in the on-demand economy will need skilled associates who can work in connected, automated, and mechanized environments and ThinkLink Learning will help deliver this talent pool through the Praguna initiative. We start this journey today through the Lift Truck programs in partnership with RTITB, a world leader in vocational skills for Logistics, and thank them for agreeing to work with us on this initiative; we could not have found a better partner."
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Laura Nelson, Managing Director, RTITB, said, "Training helps to reduce the risk of an incident. A site working in partnership with RTITB in the UK, for example, has reported zero lost time incidents or accidents in the last three years. This is RTITB's vision for every site using forklift trucks and as an internationally recognised RTITB Lift Truck Driving certification provider, it is also ThinkLink Learning's vision for operations across India. I feel that ThinkLink Learning will be a good partner to fly the RTITB flag in India."
Other key executives to speak on the occasion included Mr. Dushyant Arya from Indo Arya, Mr. Amit Dhingra from Menlo Worldwide, Mr. Manish Joshi from NSDC, and Mr. Avijit Bose from Jungheinrich India. Already collaborations have been announced with industry leaders like Nilkamal Bito, AIOI Japan, Sovex UK, and Joloda UK, as well as Logistics companies like Indo Arya.
ThinkLink Supply Chain Services (ThinkLink SCS) is the leading provider of Supply Chain Enablement Services in India. ThinkLink works through its Supply Chain & Logistics consulting, Material Handling Automation, Transport Excellence, and Learning teams to deliver high impact and transformational supply chain programs for clients. Set up in 2006, ThinkLink has served more than 50 clients through its consulting and project management programs, and more than 5,000 professionals and associates in 350+ companies through its ThinkLink Learning business.
ThinkLink Learning is partnering with businesses to create the People Talent Engine for Supply Chain Organizations. Our Supply Chain Hub programs provide skill development at first line supervisor level upwards and the Praguna and Praguna+ initiatives seek to drive skill development and career growth for operatives in direct specialist roles.
RTITB provides businesses with effective tools to train people and supports them to ensure the training is delivered correctly. We believe passionately in the role that training plays in improving safety and increasing efficiency in the workplace. Over 130,000 professionals from these industries already attend RTITB courses every year.
Director, ThinkLink - SCS
SOURCE ThinkLink Supply Chain Services