Supply Chain, Logistics & Warehouse Training

Global Supply Chain and Global Sourcing Training

Global supply chain and global sourcing training is designed to provide you with an overview of global supply chain logistics, both in terms of today’s supply chain and in the demand flow management process, so you can know how to make the most of this powerful tool.

In the high cost and mitigating risk environment, a new focus on managing supply chains has emerged.  It is characterized by recognition that the typical logistics channel contains smaller and smaller shipments, more configurable warehouse SKUs, and slow, obsolete, and excess inventories.  Only when control of the supply chain network occurs, can costs be contained and customer service be enhanced.

Global supply chain requires a “total systems” approach by suppliers, manufacturers, logistics services providers, wholesalers, and retailers.  This includes an in-depth analysis of all of the activities and processes involved in managing the flow of inventories from raw materials to finished goods—from suppliers to end users and/or consumers.

These activities include creating customer value, the integrated logistics concept, lean supply chain concepts, managing orders in the supply chain, “Just-in-Time” inventory management, deploying and replenishing inventories to field locations, outsourcing supply chain activities and measuring supply chain performance.

A fully developed global supply chain system is a fine instrument of planning and control.  By optimizing total costs in a broad area of operation, for example, the system might actually indicate that it would be cheaper to use more expensive transportation rather than constrain viable warehouse space.

Global supply chain and global sourcing training will concentrate on the issues which are important to the group and will use examples pertinent to the industries represented in each seminar.  We will explore packaging and transportation options appropriate for each industry’s type or category of product.

A major topic of discussion of global supply chain will concern third party logistics providers (3PL), including warehouse and international freight forwarders, brokers, and NVOCC operators, their role, cost, benefit, and selection criteria.

We will cover international carriage and documentation considerations from both import and export points of view.  In a greatly expanded section on e-Logistics, we will look at every aspect of how the internet has changed the environment across the supply chain.

At global supply chain and global sourcing training you will learn:

  • How to manage supply chains for the 21st Century.
  • The importance of timing and methodology in inventory, transportation, and order management.
  • Why strategic alliances, partnering, and third party logistics providers are important to global supply chain logistics success.
  • The use of key enablers and technology to achieve speed and to gain a differential advantage.
  • The importance of transitioning from a transaction focus to a process focus and the impact on global pipeline visibility.
  • To understand the systems linkage of your supply chain and its integrated logistics concepts and principles.
  • What supply chain costs and lead-time “drivers” are and how total cost techniques can help cut your costs.
  • What “world class” logistics performance and metrics are applicable.
  • To create value for your company and your customers.
  • To integrate the supply chain to lead times or reduce time to market.
  • To identify duplicate and non-value-adding activities throughout the supply chain.
  • How to outsource your supply chain activities.
  • To utilize a supply chain philosophy and discover why it will result in a competitive advantage.
  • How to mitigate supply chain risk and establish a Supply Chain Continuity Plan (SCCP)
  • Why a state-of-the-art SCM system is tantamount to success.
  • Whether you measure up to the logistics celerity challenge.
  • The global thought process and why you need to assemble a global transportation team.
  • How importation requirements affect both the shipper and the consignee—worldwide.
  • Insurance—what you need and why you need it.
  • Customs House Brokers, International Freight Forwarders, OTI/NVOCCs, and freight brokers—what the differences are and why you need them.
  • The latest issues surrounding regulation and trade agreements.
  • How to use the power of the new INCOTERMS 2000.
  • e-Logistics—what it is and why you need to use it now.
  • e-Commerce—where B2B and B2C fit in the Traffic Manager’s world.
  • e-Procurement—what it means to you and why.
  • Internet based solutions: 4PL, Tracking and Tracing, and Logistics Portals—are they useful to you?
  • The “disintermediation” of service providers—how it affects you.
  • Understanding your Supply Chain processes and how to manage them.
  • EDI: principles and uses in Traffic Management.
  • Why you should consider self invoicing.
  • Information is power: how, why, and what to collect.
  • Third party logistics providers—are they cost effective?
  • Ten steps to choosing an outsourcing partner.
  • Are you doing a good job?—how to measure the productivity and efficiency of your operation.
  • Strategies for implementing a measurement system using Key Performance Indicators.
  • Current trends in the use of computerized Traffic Management and Load Planning Systems.
  • How to read and understand carrier tariffs for air and ocean.
  • How you really calculate Landed Cost.
  • The 9 things to consider when choosing a carrier.
  • When and why to use Letters of Credit and bills of exchange.
  • The 16 problems most frequently encountered when trying to collect against Letters of Credit.
  • Advice on satisfying foreign import requirements to avoid expensive, time consuming fixes.

Global supply chain and global sourcing training is recommended for:

  • This global supply chain and global sourcing training is designed for personnel with some global supply chain, global traffic and transportation experience and who wish to broaden their knowledge.
  • It is also recommended for Import/Export Traffic Management personnel who wish to update their skills to include the latest technology and expand their abilities to include a global transportation perspective.
  • Purchasing, Customer Service, Distribution, Logistics and Supply Chain supervisors and managers, as well as executives with oversight responsibility for these areas, would also greatly benefit from attending this program.

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