Struggling to bring new warehouse and fleet employees up to speed? Want to avoid package handling and shipping errors? Not able to track your training to verify their effectiveness? You are definitely not alone. Most organizations in the logistics industry manage thousands of employees. Training for logistics employees is a must if you want to stay ahead of your competition. But that is easier said than done.
The days of face-to-face classroom learning are long gone and not just because of the pandemic (though that certainly played a major role). Most logistics companies have warehouses and fleets spread across the globe. It is not cost-effective to conduct physical training for logistics employees in all these different locations. Plus, it is much harder to track the effectiveness of these traditional courses. In this digital world, there is absolutely no need to have these drawn-out slow-paced lectures. You also won’t need to engage your best employees in bringing the new employees up to speed.
A variety of different logistics training courses can be conducted online. Go for a smart online training and learning video platform like VIDIZMO to create a secure internal YouTube-like course library. Not only will trainers be able to conduct recorded live sessions, but they will also be able to upload self-paced on-demand training videos for logistics employees to view anytime, anywhere, according to their schedule.
Logistics Training – Why Is It Required?
There are a variety of trainings conducted by logistics organizations for a variety of purposes, the most critical of which are:
- Overcoming the talent gap
In the next 15 years, an estimated 1 million truck drivers will be required to replace the retired truck drivers in the US alone. This is a crisis in the brewing if new employees are not trained well. It is also critical to show better growth prospects to the younger generation for this industry to bring in more talent.
- Meeting compliance requirements
There are multiple regulations by government agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the US Department of Transportation (DOT). It is critical to conduct appropriate employee trainings to meet these logistics compliances.
- Ensuring employee safety and protection
Fatal injuries in the UK’s warehouse and logistics industry have risen by 23%. Inadequate health and safety procedures and lack of effective training are putting logistics employees in grave danger.
- Improving productivity and increasing revenue generation
Providing appropriate training will ensure speedier, more effective employee onboarding and upskilling. This ensures higher productivity and ultimately increased revenue.
- Ensuring customer satisfaction
Package handlers are also provided customer service training for improved customer satisfaction.
How Does Video Revolutionize Training for Logistics Employees?
In this era of modern technology, traditional textbook-based face-to-face training are no longer effective and engaging.
Above all else, utilizing an intelligent training and learning video platform like VIDIZMO will allow you to streamline all your training content in a centralized platform accessible by your global teams. Everything can be organized neatly in different categories and cued up in various playlists.
Wondering what exactly is VIDIZMO?
VIDIZMO EnterpriseTube | Interactive Video-Based Logistics Training Platform
VIDIZMO EnterpriseTube, a Gartner-recognized enterprise video platform, allows you to create training video portals (similar to YouTube for corporate use). These can be restricted to internal viewers or open to the public. Conduct live training sessions on the platform. Have these recorded and uploaded for on-demand playback. Or create and upload on-demand videos – sequenced in playlists for structured self-paced learning.
These training videos can be viewed on any device – VIDIZMO has a desktop and mobile application as well. Modern streaming protocols ensure support for adaptive bitrate streaming. Hence, the videos can be viewed on any device, browser, and under varying bandwidth conditions. Be sure to liven up the lectures and track learning through in-videos quizzes, polls, and surveys. You can even place handouts (like videos, PPT or a PDF) to provide additional information.
Utilized detailed video analytics reports and dashboards to track completion, gain actionable insights and monitor the quality of experience. Quiz analytics further allows you to check up on learner’s progress and comprehension. With this knowledge base in place, you will no longer need to have redundant trainings again and again. These reusable video assets can simply be updated when new requirements arise.
Overall, the platform is designed to fulfill all your logistics training needs in a secure and compliant environment where you can control who can access which courses. Categorize them based on different departments. Or restrict them to specific users and groups. You can even guest-share password-protected trainings with select external users.
The best part is the fact that the platform is multilingual – accessible to your global teams. Automatically transcribe your videos in over 12 languages and have these translated into over 40 languages. The platform fosters collaborations – viewers can annotate, leave timed comments, and share on their social media. The videos can also be embedded into your website, LMS, or any other application.
Integration beats isolation – VIDIZMO is SCORM-compliant and offers a wide range of out-of-the-box integrations. Zoom, MS Teams, SharePoint, SSO, LMS, and Google Analytics are just a few of these. Need something else? Contact professional services team for custom integrations based on your unique needs.
Have any more queries? Contact our team today to clear them up. Or sign up for a free trial to try the solution firsthand for logistics training.