Globalization has brought the whole world together compressing it to a small economic entity. It has opened it to access of sources as well as markets. Whereas for the customer globalization has brought wide choices of products, it has also added up to new dimensions of increased competitive pressures and a high enhanced competition that existed never before. Logistics in this direction is going to play an important role.
An efficient and effective supply chain is possible through the discipline of an equally effective and efficient logistics management right from procurement through several warehousing and the use of transportation channels till the product reaches the customer.
Large-scale enterprises as well as medium-sized firms have increasingly globalized their value creation activities over the past few years. They operate in global markets – with regard to procurement and production as well as in relation to their customers, who are supplied by global distribution systems. Therefore companies need to optimally design and coordinate their globally distributed value creation activities (particularly production and logistics). This module provides insight in important planning techniques, which support firms in solving these challenges. The focus lies in understanding and applying modern analytical approaches, which are utilized in business practice by industrial, commercial, and logistics companies and which are often times applied by modern planning software.
The course lays out the challenges, introduces a tool-box of techniques and shows where these can be best applied through practical strategies and case studies. M & E are viewed as critical to all stages of a policy or programme development. Ways of promoting early participation and the engagement of key stakeholders are explored and a step-by-step action plan to improve the practice of M & E is provided. This lays the ground for M & E to make vital contributions to incentivizing change and measure performance. In later sections techniques to measure impact and enable learning are provided.
By the end of the program, participants will be able to:
- Describe the principles of supply chain management and determine the appropriate logistical arrangements for a range of requirements.
- Understand the need for insurance and the types of coverage available.
- Understand the pros and cons of different Incoterms and the appropriate use of Incoterms.
- Know about loss prevention, means and actions to put in place to minimize or prevent loss.
- Know about customs procedures and documentation and the most common documents required for export/import.
- Decide on methods of shipment depending on various factors.
- Understand the functions of the Air Waybill (AWB) and Bill of Lading (B/L).
- Professionals in business management in general and supply chain, operations management, infrastructure, and marketing management in particular to the fundamentals of logistics management.
- Poeple working in both the public and private sectors interested in gaining a comprehensive overview of appropriate supply chain management, logistics and Incoterms.
- Those new to the procurement function or logistics, or those who have worked in the function for some time, but have not previously undertaken formal training.
- Supply chain management principles, processes and procedures
- Logistic goals and objectives
- Modes of transportation
- Freight forwarding arrangements
- The role of the Freight Forwarder
- Purpose of shipping documents
- Incoterms 2010 and their appropriate use
- Packing and marking
- Loss prevention
- Customs clearance procedures and documentation
- Need for insurance and different types of coverage
- Warehouse and Inventory Management
- On-site facility tour
Learners who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from Virtual University of Uganda