"When engaging in international trade the strategy and structure of inbound and outbound logistics can have a major impact on the organization’s effectiveness.
This course is specifically designed to lead delegates through the creation and development of a cohesive inbound and outbound freight forwarding strategy. It emphasizes the value of employing cost benefit analysis and of the importance of a rigorous approach to sourcing of provider components.
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for procurement and supply chain practitioners and commercial management, particularly those who are either active in, or considering entering the international trade arena and who are looking to develop competitive edge for both themselves and their organization.
• understanding third party logistics (3PL) pricing models
• customs processes
• documentation management
• export licenses
• and duty tariffs
• an overview of the next generation of logistics development
• skills, tools and foresight to ensure that delegates are able to develop leading edge practice for both themselves and their organization.
A blend of delivery styles to ensure that all delegate learning patterns are catered for; oral, visual & kinesthetic. Course content will follow a format of: introduction of a topic, discussion of the topic to aid theoretical understanding and place the topic within the wider process context. Real world examples will be utilized throughout, which will be combined with practical exercises for each topic, leading to delegates having applied theory, discussion, and practice throughout the course.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Appreciate the key features and benefits of the various freight forwarding provider options.
- Understand provider pricing models.
- Understand the range of shipping and customs documentation and their associated processes.
- Apply global best practice strategies within their own environment.
- Develop a freight forwarding function that is aligned with organizational strategy.
- Make informed financial and strategic decisions regarding their freight forwarding function.
- Equip themselves and their organization with global best practice strategies.
- Effectively contribute to overall organizational profitability.