LogDigiS, Digital Competences, Work Well-being and Productivity for SMEs in In-house Logistics

LogDigiS, Digital Competences, Work Well-being and Productivity for SMEs in In-house Logistics

The LogDigiS project promotes digital skills, work well-being and productivity in in-house logistics SMEs in the digital transformation. As the in-house logistics sector is digitalising and automating at a rapid pace, there is an urgent need for skills development for staff, supervisors and management to become more digitally literate.

In this project, we are promoting digital skills in SMEs in the in-house logistics* sector, and thereby improving well-being, productivity and profitability. The in-house logistics SMEs participating in the project will benefit from the development of digital skills in a number of ways. As a result of the development of skills, digital tools are perceived as facilitating work, which contributes to well-being at work. Supervisors are better equipped to lead the implementation of digital solutions, which in turn plays a significant role in the success of the implementation. Companies are learning to recognise the added value of digitalisation in developing their business, and a positive attitude will improve well-being and productivity throughout the workplace. They will also learn how to take responsibility and sustainability principles into account when adopting and acquiring technologies.

From baseline surveys to company-specific roadmaps

A key element in promoting digital literacy is the company-specific development plan. Through a holistic baseline mapping of digital capability and well-being at work, the company will start to develop its identified problem areas and its approach towards the set objectives. Appropriate concrete tools will be put in place with the support of project actors. The digital development of enterprises will be monitored throughout the project and further development plans will be drawn up.

In addition, enterprises will be able to learn from each other and receive peer support through regional meetings involving all the enterprises involved in the project in the region concerned. DHL Supply Chain (Finland) Oy and its units in the Helsinki and Oulu regions will be the major benchmarking company for the project.

A digital skills kit for common use

The project will produce a practical, digital skills package for companies to use in order to promote digital capability. The kit includes webinar recordings, materials on digitalisation induction, digital tool adoption and skills development for supervisors and personnel, as well as tools used in the project to develop digitalisation. The digital competence kit will be freely available to other companies, stakeholders, educational institutions and other interested parties.

* By in-house logistics workplaces, we mean workplaces in different sectors, such as retail and industry, where there are in-house logistics processes (e.g. receiving, shelving, material handling, picking) and warehousing.