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What is Training-as-a-Service for Transportation and Logistics?

TaaS = Training as a service. TaaS is, as you’ve guessed by now, the training equivalent to software as a service, SaaS. Businesses in transportation and logistics are continuing to move away from hardware and toward software, apps, and cloud-based microservices. A similar transformation needs to happen for training as well.


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We cannot overemphasize the importance of training. Training improves employee retention, boosts morale, and promotes a strong company culture

 The current issue in transportation and logistics is twofold. First, there are business leaders who still do not grasp the importance and value of training. Secondly, for the many who do, they do not have the time and resources to take away from their core business function to develop and implement quality training. We get it, most freight businesses run lean. You can’t afford to take resources away from your core business to work on non-core-business functions, such as training. 

Especially when you consider that if you want your people to learn from the best. Can you afford to have your highest performers off the field for serious amounts of time? 

The solution is tech. Using tech to solve problems is a quality way to help your people do their best work. Today we’re presenting an overview to Training-as-a-Service for Transportation and Logistics.

What is Training-as-a-Service for Transportation and Logistics?

Training-as-a-Service aka TaaS is a software-based training service.

It is important to note that TaaS is a standardized form of training designed to teach various levels of knowledge and skills for the industry. You’ll still have the opportunity to share training unique to your business such as who you are and your company’s mission and values.

How does TaaS for Transportation and Logistics work?

TaaS takes on the responsibility of developing, implementing, and optimizing the training program, so that you don’t have to. For example, in our industry that could be a learning track for Freight 101. This course would be available to trainees anywhere, at any time, as long as they had access to the internet. Meaning, your people don’t have to adjust their schedules to accommodate an instructor’s schedule. Gasp! Convenient!

What are the benefits of TaaS for Transportation and Logistics?

As with other technology, TaaS seeks to simplify and improve the lives of its users. In this case, it improves the lives of the users and those around them, since it reduces the lift needed from managers and co-workers. It is flexible, scalable, and with the right provider, it onramps and upskills your employees in a fast and effective way.

Why should I consider TaaS for my freight brokerage?

You should consider TaaS if you want to train new hires faster, reduce ramp time, and increase retention. If you believe in the power of quality training, but don't have the resources to allocate in house, bring in outside help, in whatever form makes most sense for your business and budget. 

At Metafora, we advocate the value of bringing in outside help, from tech strategy to organizational design, software development, and now, training as a service. 

It is worth noting here that TaaS is different from the custom training strategy and development work we offer as a consulting firm. TaaS is unique in its standardization, flexibility, scalability, and cost. 

Learn more about how to improve training for your transportation & logistics business here.

 

Metafora
Metafora
Metafora, previously "CarrierDirect", is a business consulting and software development company that exclusively services the Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain space. Metafora partners with carriers, shippers, and freight tech vendors to help them optimize their business and build software to fuel their growth. Welcome to the new way forward. Welcome to Metafora.

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