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Assima and TNT Express win top gold award for Internal Training Project of the Year

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Assima and TNT also win the Learning Technologies Solution of the Year Silver award.

Assima UK is pleased to announce that, alongside their client TNT Express,  they won the top Gold award for the Internal Training Project of the Year Award at The 2012 Learning Awards from The Learning and Performance Institute. These awards recognise outstanding examples of high standards, best practice, innovation and excellence in Learning and Development.

The Internal Training Project of the Year Award is presented to an internal training team that has undertaken a major training project that is innovative in concept and has produced demonstrable performance improvement for the organisation.

Assima and TNT have developed a successful solution to ensure the training of 12,000 people in over 60 countries in 7 languages; ensuring users are both competent and confident in the use of 8 new systems supporting diverse business functions. Using Assima virtual cloning technology, TNT have created 245 simulations and supporting material; delivered 500 instructor led training sessions; supported system implementations in over 60 countries across 760 individual business locations.

In the awards entry, Marcel De Ma, Director, TNT Express Project, commented "The efforts of the training development team, using the Assima product, are providing TNT greater flexibility to meet our ambitions of delivering implementations on a world-wide and multi-national scale, improving our capability to schedule and rapidly cascade training of new processes and systems simultaneously in several countries."

After the awards, Paul Stevens, General Manager, Assima UK, said "We are extremely pleased that TNT Express won this award as it acknowledges the achievements and on-going efforts of our combined team. This complex project exemplifies the best practice approach of combining innovative technology, highly experienced professional services and a well informed and committed client team."

Commenting on the winner, the Judges observed "'The impact on the TNT business is one of improved consistency and quality of training, reduced time to competency (10 days to 2 days), improved data quality, customer service and reduced overall operating costs. The solution is completely scalable and longer term benefits will increase with use. The judges believed this was an excellent exemplar of a fully rounded performance supported learning project'."

Assima and TNT also won the Silver award in the Learning Technologies Solution of the Year
category that is presented to an enterprise that has carried out a training project using one or more learning technologies that demonstrates high quality and innovation and that has made demonstrable performance improvement for the client.

Notes to Editors:

TNT Express is a leading international express services company, employing more than 83,000 people, operating 2,653 depots and sorting centres, running a fleet of 30,239 road vehicles, 50 aircraft in more than 200 countries.

TNT Express is pursuing a doctrine of common processes supported by a common platform of systems. The "Transform" programme is a collection of company-wide re-engineering projects dedicated to the purpose of transforming and embedding common business processes, common systems and roles cross-functionally and consistently throughout the organisation world-wide. 

The TNT Express 'Transform' project continues to deliver; Improved quality and reduced time to train new hires; Reduced number of legacy systems due to retirement and consolidation; Improved data quality; Maturity of business processes; Improved customer service; and Reduced operational costs.