European framework for ‘Knowledge Triangle’ in the logistics sector
The idea of this project came out of several discussions and analysis of European and national policies in supporting ‘knowledge triangle’ implementation in order to assist the international, European and national targets related to Logistics and Supply Chain Management profession. The Project aims to link higher education, research and companies for a systematic analysis and development of Logistics and SCM as critical activities for all businesses and for not-for-profit organizations to be efficient and effective. The consequences of heterogeneous implementation of ‘knowledge triangle’ in this sector leads to limited transparency and mutual trust among the key stakeholders: HEIs, companies, research organizations. Therefore, this influences both the quality and relevance of the HEIs, and the business competitiveness at European and national levels. To help global competitiveness, it is necessary to establish a cooperation between universities, research and companies. This cooperation can be beneficial for the Logistics and Supply Chain Management profession as it can help in harmonising qualification and certification systems to make them more usable during the recruiting processes. Competences developed and taught by Universities should be aligned and coherent with the qualification systems adopted by professional associations.
Enhancing the implementation on the Knowledge Triangle among higher education, research and business in the specific sector of logistics and e supply chain management, to contribute to the development of innovative academic programmes and professional qualifications more relevant for the labor market in terms of knowledge, skills and competencies required by companies.
The qualifications, designed according to the Lifelong Learning European principles and criteria will contribute, moreover, to the students’ employability and professional mobility within Europe.
- Fostering the quality of Higher Education in contributing to the labour markets and the economic development;
- Supporting the development of academic offers more in line with the qualification requirements of companies and professional qualification systems, and, thus, the employability opportunities for students;
- Enhancing transparency and mutual trust mechanisms for the recognition of the professional qualifications to contribute to the professional mobility.
- Compendium of good practices in the field of ‘Knowledge Triangle’ approach in Higher Education Institutions;
- The FRAMELOG – European Framework for ‘Knowledge Triangle’ in Higher Education Institutions in logistics sector: guidelines and tools for supporting the implementation and the assessment of the Knowledge Triangle in the Logistics & Supply Chain Management sector;
- Manual for Assessment and Quality Assurance: to support Higher Education Institutions in addressing some specific challenges regarding the application of Quality Assurance and Assessment procedures within the FRAMELOG;
- European Validation Report regarding the FRAMELOG and the Manual for Assessment and Quality Assurance.
Coordinator: UNIPI – University of Pisa, Italy
- EFFEBI – Finance & Banking, Organisational & HR development Association, Italy
- AILOG – Italian Association of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Italy
- ELA – European Logistics Association, Belgium
- UNWE – University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
- BLA – Bulgarian Logistics Association, Bulgaria
- UNITBV – University of Brasov, Romania