December 7, 2017
The project “CROSS” (Competence Rotation Over Several Sectors) promotes cross-sector exchange between Airbus, BLG LOGISTICS and Mercedes-Benz with the goal to prepare its employees for the digital transition. Participants complete a three months internship in a partner company with the aim of enhancing cooperativeness and willingness to change. Jacobs University is scientifically supporting the exchange. The pilot project is to be extended to other cooperation partners after successful completion.
From September until December 14 employees of the companies Airbus, BLG LOGISTICS and Mercedes-Benz successfully completed a cross-sector exchange. The objective of the program was to strengthen the cooperativeness of the employees, to gather new experiences in a different corporate culture and to enhance willingness to change. The project named “CROSS” (Competence Rotation Over Several Sectors) is supported scientifically by Jacobs University and entails, besides the three months practical experience in a partner company, qualification measures and workshop days. The program was implemented for the first time and meets the needs of the increasing digitization and networking of the automobile and aviation industry as well as in the logistics sector.