Flipkart Launches Digital Academy To Accelerate Skills Development In Ecommerce Logistics Industry


Flipkart, owned by Walmart, said Thursday it is setting up a digital learning academy to train thousands of students each year to help create a pool of skilled talent for supply chain operations in the country.

The Supply Chain Operations Academy (SCOA) is Flipkart’s ambitious project and commitment to provide industry-relevant training and knowledge to help create a pool of qualified talent for supply chain operations in the country. , according to a statement.

This will further help close the skills gap and create employment opportunities in the expanding supply chain industry in the country, he added.

The specialized and robust training program under SCOA was designed and created by the Flipkart team to provide a holistic experience and training for candidates, which will involve 15 days of digital classroom training and 45 days of online learning. course in Flipkart’s supply chain. facilities, he says.

“The program has been designed to impart knowledge about the different facets of the e-commerce supply chain, roles within the supply chain, soft skills, security and compliance know-how. . This is a 60-day training program that will enable young people to pursue careers in various aspects of supply chain management and certify them to increase their employability, ” he added.

For the first phase of the program which begins on October 22, Flipkart has integrated students from Haryana, Bihar, Delhi, Jharkhand, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal, who will follow the training followed by the training in course of employment. During this program, short-listed students will have the opportunity to work with full-time supply chain employees at facilities across the country, the statement said.

Students will receive skills through Flipkart’s Learning Management System, an online platform for learning programs, where students can acquire a diverse set of skills through courses developed by experts from around the world. industry, he added.

“As one of the fastest growing countries in the world with a significant proportion of the workforce, India can unleash its potential through large-scale training and development initiatives to reap the rewards of its demographic dividend, ”Flipkart Senior-Vice-President and Chief Supply Chain Officer Hemant Badri said.

He added that Flipkart is at the forefront of developing the skills needed in candidates to improve their employability and complement the country’s growth.

“Having created one of the most technologically advanced modern supply chains in the country, there is an urgent need to fill the skills gaps in the industry and Flipkart aims to solve this challenge through the Supply Chain Operations Academy. This academy will offer a judicious mix of online and on-the-job training for healthy workforce development, ”he said.

According to a recent study by BCG and the Dell Foundation, the odd-job economy has the estimated potential to serve up to 90 million jobs in India’s non-farm sector and contribute 1.25% to the economy. Long-term country’s GDP. This would require large-scale training and development initiatives, particularly in the area of ​​e-commerce logistics, to build a pool of talented people qualified in various aspects of supply chain management, and the supply chain. Flipkart’s Operations Academy aims to achieve the same.

Over the years, Flipkart has trained thousands of its supply chain employees across the country in partnership with various government agencies, which has helped them develop and advance in their careers.

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