GS1 Australia announces the launch of the GS1 Institute to educate and train Australian businesses in supply chain and logistics best practices.
The GS1 Institute designs industry training packages and delivers trusted knowledge in the supply chain to GS1 Australia members, GS1 Australia staff and academia.
Officially launched at GS1 Australia’s Supply Chain Week 2013 in Sydney on 12th September by Steven Pereira, GS1 Australia’s CIO and Head of GS1 Institute, the institute aims to consolidate years of member training in the GS1 System into a program of specialised education and training curriculum.
The institute will specifically benefit GS1 Australia members as they look to adopt global best practices based on the GS1 System of Standards to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in their supply chains.
According to Mr Pereira, the establishment and launch of the institute demonstrates GS1 Australia’s commitment to the development of current and future business leaders and supply chain and logistics professionals, as well as the up-skilling of current practitioners with the knowledge to help them face the challenges of a technologically driven supply chain.
GS1 Institute has designed the training packages to incorporate the latest research, theory and best practice from Australia’s leading industries and tertiary institutions.
Under the auspices of GS1 Australia’s Melbourne and Sydney offices, the institute provides classroom and online training and practical case driven educational sessions in GS1 Australia’s internationally award winning Supply Chain Knowledge Centre in Melbourne.
GS1 Australia’s staff will also benefit from the curriculum provided by the GS1 Institute, helping them be up-to-date with developments in the GS1 standards so as to assist members with the current best practices.
The newly inaugurated GS1 Institute also partners with many of Australia’s leading universities, teaching institutions and industry associations to deliver customised subjects about the GS1 System across many disciplines. This collaboration also supports Australian industries’ vocational training and professional requirements.