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.
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.
- Analyse the function of transportation management.
Duration 10 Days
Who Should Attend
Business professionals who work in purchasing, procurement, stock control, warehousing and materials management would find this training session extremely beneficial.
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
- 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
- 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 notes and instruction
- Export license
- 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
- Export procedures
- Customs Procedure Code
- Export taxes
- Safety and security
- 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 chain
- 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
- 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
- Dangerous goods
- Customer service
- Principles and definitions
- Customer needs
- Competitive advantage
- Total customer service/determining good customer
- Handling complaints
- Added value.
- Cost and value/third parties and added value.
- Freight transport developments and trends
- Supply chain trends
- Transport infrastructure
- Environment and legislation
- Political influences
- 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.