DDLS Launches Advisory Consultancy - DDLS People

Sydney (AU), April 2021 - DDLS, Australia's largest provider of corporate IT and process training, has expanded its business operations with the launch of its new advisory consultancy brand, DDLS People.

The new business unit builds off DDLS's twenty-year history of delivering complex logistics and supply chain projects, as well as learning and development activities to the Australian government, primarily the Department of Defence.

DDLS People will continue to provide these services to the Department of Defence, while increasing and improving its offering to include strategic advisory and project management services. The new investment is aimed at expanding the company's reach into the greater public sector, as well as private enterprises.

Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS commented, "This is an exciting step for DDLS, as we continue to expand our reach into strategic advisory services. The launch of DDLS People is our commitment to innovate the way we service our clients with skilled consultancy. DDLS People has a long and established history working with the Department of Defence and a range of government organisations and corporations to deliver successful programs and outcomes.

DDLS People provides services to some of the largest agencies within the Department of Defence and has a solid track record of delivering results with commitment and passion over two decades. Since its inception, DDLS People has delivered over 200 defence projects and upwards of 1,000 logistics systems training courses per year to organisations such as the Navy, Army, and Air Force.

"We help organisations test and implement a range of project and program management methodologies, depending on their businesses requirements. These methodologies drive a path toward workflow optimisation to improve business productivity and profitability, while ensuring compliance. We also develop large-scale customised training programs for organisations and deliver these via flexible modalities including face-to-face classroom learning and, more recently, a virtual classroom model to facilitate remote learning," added Karen Smith, DDLS People Account Director.

DDLS People has expertise across four key competencies:

  • Learning and Development - DDLS People delivers custom end-to-end learning and development outcomes for organisations, which are aligned to overall business strategies and delivered via traditional face-to-face, blended classroom learning, virtual classrooms, eLearning, or remote learning.
  • Logistics and Supply Chain - DDLS People provides advisory services across the full suite of supply chain strategy, management, planning, analysis, performance, optimisation, assurance, and reporting. It also collaboratively creates the most effective and efficient solution for any aspect of an integrated logistics support or supply chain project.
  • Portfolio, Program, and Project Management - DDLS People delivers multi-year, multi-million-dollar business and technology initiatives. The team comprises a mix of qualified program directors; project and change managers; project controllers including schedulers, risk managers, assurance, and cost estimation experts; as well as program and project administrative support personnel.
  • Strategic and Management Consulting - Management experts bring considerable industry knowledge to objectively assess high-level business challenges, utilising a range of methodologies including desktop reviews; facilitated workshops; business process mapping; co-designed solution options; SWOT; "what-if" and scenario analysis; benchmarking; and balanced scorecards.

The DDLS Portfolio of business units now consists of DDLS Training, The Australian Institute of ICT, and DDLS People, with eight offices across Australia and Asia.