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Training on Transport and Logistics

By: Data-Afrique Consultants


05 - 16 Oct, 2020  12 days

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USD 2,000

Venue: Data-Afrique Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

Other Dates

Venue Date Fee  
Data-Afrique Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, Kenya 02 - 13 Nov, 2020 USD2000
Data-Afrique Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, Kenya 07 - 18 Dec, 2020 USD2000
Data-Afrique Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, Kenya 11 - 22 Jan, 2021 USD2000

Effective management of the flow of materials throughout an organization’s supply chain is of critical importance. Small inefficiencies in logistics and transport can add significant cost and delay to standard operations and projects.  Improved performance can reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Examine the most effective purchasing practices
  • Learn new trends in supplier management
  • Gain greater insight into the negotiation process
  • Study the use of negotiation techniques
  • Develop a strategy to better manage inventories
  • Examine inventory reduction techniques
  • Explore new methods and technologies in warehousing
  • Analyze the function of transportation management

Who Should Attend?

Business professionals who work in purchasing, procurement, stock control, warehousing and materials management would find this training session extremely beneficial

Course Content

Introducing Trade and Transport Logistics and the Supply Chain - This module takes a broad view of transport logistics when we examine its role in trade and how this is then connected to the business concept of supply chain management.

  • The role of freight transport in trade and in the economy
  • Industry definitions
  • The strategic aspects of freight transport
  • Transport and the economy
  • Transport and government policy
  • Domestic and international trade and transport
  • Transport in international trade
  • Recognizing the supply/demand variables
  • Transport connections with supply chain management
  • The eight supply chain rules
  • Transport excellence

Managing Freight Transport, Modes, Rates and Best Practice - In this major and core module, we will explore the methods used in transport, along with the various ways that freight charges are calculated. We then continue by looking into the outsourcing of transport to contractors/third-party logistics services providers before concluding by looking at possible transport improvements and best practice.

Selecting the method of transport/modes

  • Mode characteristics and key features
  • Road
  • Rail
  • Sea/Water
  • Containerization
  • Air
  • Inter-modal
  • Other modes
  • Transport cost drivers
  • Evaluating transport performance
  • Determining transport rates
  • Freight rate structures
  • Costing freight options
  • Outsourcing, using freight forwarders and third party
  • logistics providers (3PLs)
  • Freight transport best practice
  • Transport improvements
  • Managing the Commercial Aspects of International Trade - In this module we examine the many and varied commercial aspects of international trade, such as Incoterms, payments and documentation. Finally, we include some case studies so that you have some more evidence of practical applications on the topic of third-party transport covered in

 Modules 1 and 2.

Global supply chains and logistics

  • Incoterms
  • Definitions and costing
  • Lead times and variability
  • Payment terms
  • Payment documentation
  • Commercial documents
  • Proforma, commercial and consular Invoices
  • Packing lists/certificates of origin
  • Movement certificates/import license

Transport documents

  • Shipping note and instruction
  • Export license
  • Waybill
  • Bills of lading
  • Consignment notes
  • Document chain

Using Customs Tariffs during Export, Transit and Import - In this module, we examine the important regulations of Customs authorities. In doing this, for foundation building purposes, we will mainly use the UK Customs rules as these regulations share many aspects with other countries. However, you are encouraged to be alert to your own local, national and regional variations: we will use some self-directed learning sections to do this. Finally, basic import and export procedures will be examined.

Customs tariffs and preferential duties

  • Rationale and theory

Export procedures

  • Declarations
  • Customs Procedure Code
  • Export taxes
  • Safety and security
  • Licenses

Import procedures

  • Rates of exchange
  • Preferential rates of duty
  • Tariff quotas
  • Origin of product/goods
  • Temporary storage
  • Customs freight simplified procedures

Transit procedures

  • Community Transit
  • Location of goods
  • Simplified transit
  • Status documents
  • Transport International Routier (TIR)

Duty relief procedures

  • Inward and outward processing relief
  • Returned goods and temporary admission
  • ATA carnets
  • Customs warehousing
  • End-use relief
  • Free zones
  • Rejected imports
  • Duty reliefs

The documentation chains

  • Sender and movement documents

Evaluating Legal Aspects and Liabilities - In this module, we examine legal practices covering contract law, agents/principal relationships and transport carrier liabilities, before concluding by looking at arranging marine/cargo insurance and terms and conditions.

International contract law overview

  • Contracts in international trade
  • Terms and conditions
  • Essentials of valid contracts
  • Specific clauses
  • Agent and principal liabilities
  • Concepts/authority and liability
  • Termination
  • International transport liability conventions
  • Marine/cargo insurance
  • Agent and carrier liabilities
  • Terms and conditions
  • Unfair Contract Terms Act
  • Test of Reasonableness

Considering Other Aspects of the Freight Chain

  • Choosing appropriate packing
  • Correct loading of containers and trailers
  • How to minimize loss
  • Requirements when handling dangerous goods
  • The importance of customer service
  • The concept of added value
  • Developments and trends


  • Packing flow chart
  • Standard shipping package markings

Loading containers and trailers

  • Security, crime and minimizing loss
  • Physical loss
  • Cargo handling
  • Water damage

Load security and safety

  • Counterfeiting
  • Dangerous goods
  • Customer service
  • Principles and definitions
  • Customer needs
  • Competitive advantage
  • Total customer service/determining good customer
  • service
  • Handling complaints
  • KPIs
  • Added value
  • Cost and value/third parties and added value

Freight transport developments and trends

  • Supply chain trends
  • Risk
  • Transport infrastructure
  • Environment and legislation
  • Technology
  • Political influences

General Notes

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more.

Data-Afrique Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. Oct 05 - 16 Oct, 2020
Data-Afrique Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, Kenya 02 - 13 Nov, 2020
Data-Afrique Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, Kenya 07 - 18 Dec, 2020
Data-Afrique Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, Kenya 11 - 22 Jan, 2021
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