As per a recent report, India's Logistics and supply chain costs currently amount to a staggering 400 USD, up to 14% of the GDP, compared to the global average of 8%, raising a competitiveness gap of approximately USD 180 Billion. Further, the challenges experienced by the sector during the pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for building a stronger and more relevant infrastructure that can not only withstand the unexpected disruptions of this scale but is also agile enough to adapt and bounce back to efficiency almost immediately in the face of future conflicts. Envisaging the shortage of certified and well-trained logistics professionals to meet the ongoing group requirements and as a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility, Mr. B.P.Nassar (M.D) initiated the idea of setting up and the beginning of the new academic division `Frontline Academy of Logistics' - an academy to train, develop and create logistics professionals from the grassroots level.
Led And Guided By An Adherent Educationist
The M.D of the frontline group Mr. B.P. Nassar, who is not only a successful businessman but a philanthropist, had several opportunities to meet many different people as well as hear their uplifting and interesting stories of life. When this made him brood on how to reach out and contribute more to our society, education was one word that sprang to his mind. The vision of developing and employing the local populace, with the sole aim of training the local student community to a complete professional; thereby employing the right candidate to the organization and preparing them to compete with the highly competitive global market, led to the beginning of Frontline Academy. When many of the corporate companies have their hubs in various metropolitan cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and more, he always dreamed of bringing up my place, Eramangalam, to be a logistics hub and support his fellow beings to become `highly in demand' Logisticians. He believes that if he could fly to this height, then his fellow villagers including the younger generations can. Having a social commitment and responsibility towards his people, he took this opportunity of starting Frontline Academy of Logistics as a blessing showered upon him by the Almighty.
Frontline Academy of logistics is addressing the present gap in the supply chain sector by providing trained and skilled manpower, not just by classroom training but also thorough on-job training. Through its upgraded curriculum and industry-specific training, the Frontline Academy of logistics is enabling the students to meet the growing demand in the logistics and supply chain sector with trained and experienced skill sets. "At our academy, we provide an international diploma program with international accreditation from SDB U.K. Our 6 months of classroom training and 6 months of on-job Training in the offices of Frontline located across the globe, sets our students apart from other students or logistics professionals. Above all the students are classified and will be specialized with specialization courses such as below mentioned program Freight Forwarding, Warehousing, Ecommerce, Oil and Gas logistics, Logistics Accounts, Relocation logistics, Sales & Marketing in Logistics, HR in Logistics, Supply chain Management and LCL and NVOCC before they conclude the Diploma program. The above specialization along with their International Diploma give our students an edge over other candidates in their future career graph," states Mujeeb Rehman, Academic Dean, Frontline Academy of Logistics.
“Frontline academy is one of the few institutes of its kind in the world which is managed by a global logistics company, to fine-tune students to well-trained professionals by imparting world-class training and employee the right candidate”
Imparting Skill-Based Training To The Students
Frontline Academy is one of the few institutes of its kind in the world which is managed by a global logistics company, to fine-tune students to well-trained professionals by imparting world-class training and employee the right candidate. "Our uniqueness in training the students with 6 months of mandatory on-Job training in the international environment to complete their courses sets us apart from other institutes who strive hard to provide internship or proper training to their students. This enables our students to be of high demanded trained and globally certified professionals in the ever-growing industry of logistics. We need to show the path of difference than the routine process of graduation by imparting skill-based training to the students and making them employable. Our team is working on innovations in the field of training to provide them the best in the industry. Our faculties are not just routine graduates but are experienced professionals who have been in the industry for decades with a touché towards teaching. Each professional go through the phase of testing before being provided the opportunity of sharing their expertise to the students," adheres Mujeeb Rehman.
Frontline offers scholarships to economically weaker and bright students whose growth or success should not be hindered by finance. Being a Global logistics company itself with 22 offices in 10 countries across the West Asia region the institution also provides internships to students by joining hands with different companies along with placement assistance. Frontline Academy conducts frequent webinars and seminars in colleges and local communities to create awareness about the opportunities in the logistics industry and careers available for trained and certified professionals in the industry. Frontline has taken a step further in associating with universities and colleges in training the students, that is nurturing them from the bud the career options and value of logistics and opportunities available in the everchanging scenario in the logistics industry. As the faculties are professionals with years of expertise in the relevant industry and are qualified and certified to deliver the subject, moreover FLA strives to update and train or assist in updating the faculties with the latest developments in the industry. Ensuring revolutionary educational practices, Frontline Academy of Logistics is open to all those who value and desire to attain knowledge for a bright and prosperous tomorrow.
B.P. Nassar, Managing Director
Through its upgraded curriculum and industry specific training, the frontline academy of logistics is enabling the students to meet the growing demand in the logistics and supply chain sector.