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Second Supply Chain Day for students of Thomas More

Schenker nv has signed a “Partners in Education” framework agreement with the business management department of Thomas More university college.

(Antwerp, 25 April 2016) In the framework of “Partners in Education”, DB Schenker organised its second Supply Chain Day for 40 first-year students of the Bachelor programme in Logistics Management at Thomas More university college in Mechelen on April 21st. Last Friday one of our employees has given a guest lecture to the second-year students on the subject of the Belgian road pricing scheme.

Already last year, Schenker nv has signed a “Partners in Education” framework agreement with the business management department of Thomas More university college to position DB Schenker as an attractive employer and to contribute to a logistics educational programme that matches the needs of the business community. In this framework, forty first-year students of the Bachelor programme in Logistics Management visited DB Schenker’s logistic branch in Willebroek which they received a theoretical explanation about the warehouse activities, following goods as they made their way through the warehouse.

“It is always an eye-opening experience for first-year students when they see how logistics are organised in practice. But naturally, trainees in other years can also take advantage of this opportunity. Our framework agreement with Thomas More university college is based on two-way interaction meaning we also welcome students who are interested in studying an aspect of our operations in more detail for their dissertation”, says Carl Eeckelaerts, Operations Manager Willebroek.

Last Friday another Schenker employee has given a guest lecture to the second-year students about the Belgian road tax. Stefaan Bertels, Specialist Landtransport Projects, spent six months working on a standardised method for calculating the impact of this road taxation system on groupage transports at Schenker.

Based in Antwerp, Schenker nv is one of the Belgian market’s leading integrated logistics service providers and employs 680 staff at eight branches: Antwerp, Brussels, Eupen, Mechelen, Zwevegem, Willebroek, Zaventem and Zeebrugge. DB Schenker supports industry and trade in the global exchange of goods combining Land Transport, Air and Ocean Freight, Contract Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Last modified: 25.04.2016

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