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2012 - 2014



EU - Lifelong Learning Program - Leonardo da Vinci


Project leadership:

Dr. Bastian Pelka



Dr. Christoph Kaletka


Contact person:

Dr. Christoph Kaletka


Project description (short):

The change in the logistics environment demands of skilled workers a continuous advancement of their competence. LOPEC transfers a software solution for the mediation of logistics LEAN know-how as well as the in addition required basis knowledge for the skilled worker in the enterprise and continuing education environment. The system will be enhanced with a new method of the self-assessment of the "personal Excellence". Besides, the aim of the project is the development of supporting learning materials to transfer the knowledge closing the gap between the secondary and tertiary education for skilled worker in the area of the logistics as well as to support the introduction of “personal Excellence” aiming in "lifelong learning". LOPEC is transferred in several countries of the European Union. Free entrance modules are available after project finalization.


Project goals:

Development of self assessment tools


Project description (long):

In a knowledge society where demands for skills, competencies and knowledge constantly increase and change, lifelong learning is a key strategy to adjust people’s performance capabilities to new requirements and grantee employability in the world of work. Good examples for this are the current changes in the logistics environment. Regularly, new services and processes close to production were taken into the portfolio of logistics enterprises, so the daily tasks are changing continuously for the skilled works.

For the operation and management of these tasks new principles, approaches and methods where raised and applied within the last years. This includes innovative trends like the transfer of Lean Manufacturing to the area of logistics. To skilled workers of the secondary educational level, this know-how usually remains undisclosed. This gap of knowledge could be closed by the participation in the tertiary education. However, this is usually not possible due to educational laws and certification requirements connected with the existing school education.

LOPEC therefore aims in closing this gap by developing and offering special-tailored training for "Lean Logistics" and required basic skills for skilled workers ión shopfloor level. Needed know-how for today’s challenges in logistics will be transferred. Additionally they could be taken for credit as further education, aiming at acquiring the needed recognition to enter a job-related Bachelors program. Another aspect of LOPEC is the use of a "personal excellence self-assessment" that allows a person to assess and thus improve his/her own level of maturity in employability skills. To reach this goal, LOPEC will build up on the self-assessment software solution of the SAETO project family which “translated” EFQM for the use within the education and training sector.

Thus, LOPEC is a project for vocational training organizations, aiming at people enhancement as entry ticket to Lifelong Continuous Learning by increasing the maturity level of personal logistic excellence. A common European view is needed for “Logistics personal excellence” for skilled workers, to ensure that the final product is an open product, using international, pan European validated standards.

As results LOPEC will provide training modules for post-secondary education in the area of LEAN logistics and offers transparency of personal excellence with a personal self-assessment software solution, regarding the personal maturity level of hard and soft skills at any time. It can be used as an innovative tool for monitoring personal lifelong learning routes.

To support this, the project will pilot the new solution in four regions of AT, CZ, DE and LV with at least 12 pilot implementations. The partnership for this project consists of one partner for each of the target regions plus a transfer giver from the former SAETO projects.


Methodical approach:

Transform the basic approach of EFQM into self assessment


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Dr. Bastian Pelka