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									              Advanced Award in Supply Chain Management
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Title: International Trade and Global Logistics Management

Aims:
International Trade has been conducted by many companies for many years-
in more recent times however, the growth in international sourcing has
meant that many companies have found they do not the appropriate
knowledge and know how in dealing with such more recent developments. This
seminar therefore looks at what is involved in international trade and also
covers the essentials freight transport aspects. It will give a structured
approach so you can analyse and then improve your international trade and
freight operations.

Content:

Understanding International Trade
 Why do people Buy/Sell overseas
 Features of International Trade
 Supply/Demand variables

Understanding Terms of Sale and Delivery
 Incoterms
 Payments
 Documents
 Insurance
 Logistics viewpoints

Managing the Freight Transport
 What factors are involved in selecting modes
 Mode characteristics and key features
 Freight calculations
 Costing operations
 Best practice
 Models for transport planning
 Checklists for improvements

Understanding Customs Tariffs
 Calculations and Nomenclatures



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   Systems and process
   Operational activity

Understanding Legal aspects and Liability
 Agent and principal relationships
 Agent and carrier liabilities
 Terms and conditions of treading
 Contract terms used in International Trade

Managing the Documentation Chain
 Export
Shipping instructions
Letters of credit
Banking procedures
Movement documents
Consular
Invoices
Packing lists
 Import
Import licences and controls
Rent and demurrage charges
Processing for customs clearance

Better Global Logistics Management
 A structured approach to ensure all elements are considered
 Checklist on Improvements




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TITLE: Procurement Management

Aims:
Procurement and buying is a critical function that is frequently overlooked.
Yet the benefits from efficient control and administration of buying
activities can be substantial, especially when taking a supply chain view.
We look at the practical day to day basic operational procedures to be
carried out in procurement. We then explore how to run procurement
operations more productively, including an overview of the policies and
procedures that are needed. It will give a structured approach so you can
analyse and then improve your procurement operations.
Content:

The role of purchasing
 Purchasing and the supply chain function
 Buyer / supplier relationships
 Purchasing and the supply chain

Understanding Purchasing and the five rights
 What are the five rights?
 The responsibility of purchasing
 Guarding against risk

Understanding Market analysis
 Pareto Analysis
 Profiling your purchases
 Understanding the marketplace

Managing the Sourcing of Suppliers
 Supplier appraisal
 Supplier selection
 Types of supplier relationships

Managing Supplier performance
 The importance of monitoring
 Vendor rating systems
 Managing improvements in purchasing



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TITLE: Inventory Management

Aims:

Inventory Management is important for supply chain activity, as it is a
common component in all supply chains. We look at how to evaluate
procedures and make needed changes to methods to improve customer
service whilst achieving reductions in inventory; eliminate wasteful costs;
avoid internal problems that limit performance and how to obtain added
value for money.

Content:

Understanding the relationships and material flows in the supply chain
 Integrating the supply chain
 Lead-times
 Customer service
 Adding value
 Tradeoffs
 Power of information
 Sharing and collaboration in the supply chain

Managing the Product Classifications
 Supply /demand variables
 Dependant and independent demand
 Patterns of demand
 ABC Analysis or the 80/20 rule
 Product coding

Managing Inventory costs and service
 Why hold stock?
 Inventory costs
 Service levels from inventory
 Cost/service trade offs
 Understanding Lead time
 Lead time variability and uncertainty
 Inventory and statistics

Determining how much stock should be held?



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   Stock time curve
   Determining the Reorder level
   Determining the Reorder point
   Carrying safety stock
   Fixed and variable time periods
   Fixed and variable order quantities

Managing Replenishment methods for independent demand
 When to order
 How much to order
 Economic order quantities
 Two bin methods
 Minimum - maximum methods
 Comparing continuous review and periodic review methods

Managing other Replenishment methods
 When to order for dependant demand
 How much to order for dependant demand
 Materials planning (MRP and MRPII)
 For spare parts

Understanding Demand Forecasting
 Sales forecasts
 Statistical forecasts
 When forecasting is easier
 When forecasting is harder

Model for planning inventory
 Managing inventory by value and by volume
 Questions to ask about inventory
 Model for inventory planning and making improvements




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TITLE: Logistics Warehouse Management

Aims:

Stores and Warehouses are a critical function that is frequently overlooked.
Yet the benefits from effective control and administration can be
substantial. This seminar explores how to run warehouse operations more
productively by increasing service levels whilst reducing costs. It will give
you a structured approach so you can analyse and then improve your
Warehouse operations.

Content:

The Role of the Warehouse
 The alternative uses, for example, Storing or Sorting?
 Definitions and uses of warehouses
 Checklist to undertake an initial analysis of operations

Managing Product Classifications
 Supply and Demand Variables
 ABC Analysis to show where to concentrate limited resources
 Product Handling Groups and Classifying for effective operations
 Checklists to help on the analysis

Understanding Layout Options
 The trade off between using Floor and Height space
 Organising for flow from receipts, picking/assembly to despatching
 Picking/Selecting options and improvements
 Checklists to help on deciding the best option

Managing Work Methods and Equipment
 Handling Equipment
 Warehouse structure Checklist
 Storage options and Key Features of racking types
 Pick/Pack equipment
 Checklists on Equipment Selection
 Checklist on how to complete Time Planning
 Video on Equipment Types

Managing Health and Safety



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   Roles and Responsibility
   Maintenance
   Accident awareness
   Risk Checklist
   Video on safe fork lift truck driving

Managing Security and Loss
 Internal theft
 External theft
 Preventative measures

Managing Productivity, Cost and Service
 Identifying the Typical Costs involved
 Getting costs under control by targeting and measurement
 Checklists on Labour and Space Productivity
 Service level analysis
 Checklist on Customer Service Sampling

Better Warehouse Management
 A structured approach to ensure all elements are considered
 Checklist on Warehouse Improvements
 The Top 20 Warehousing Ideals




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TITLE: People Management

Aims:
This course focuses on leadership and management, and gives overviews of
this most critical business activity. We look the role of management and of
leadership before looking at people working together and explore that
people often work better together as a team. Teams however need managing
differently and this is explored in the course. Finally, change is constant
factor in most companies. Managers increasingly have to be involved in
implementing change; this is so often not all about “technical” processes but
is more dealing effectively with complex “people” issues. Again, we look into
this important topic.

Content:

Understanding Management and leadership
   Definitions
   The linking and connected activities
   Appreciating different styles and approaches
   Getting the balance right


Supervising People
   Differences with people in groups and as individuals
   Building on strengths and managing weaknesses
   Team development, forming and building
   Team working, roles, responsibility and relationships
   Characteristic’s of performing teams


Managing Change
   Why change?
   Attitudes to change
   Types and levels of change
   Moving from “here” to “there”
   Steps of change
   Model for handling change




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               Advanced Award in Supply Chain Management
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TITLE: Supply Chain Management

Aims:

This module is aimed at both suppliers and buyers who need an overview of
the key issues and drivers involved when viewing supply chains from a
logistics/demand point of view. It examines what logistics is fundamentally
about and the key aspects established are that time is cash; movement to
the customer is all that adds value, working with all involved pays, and that
having to look outside of the box is fundamental.

Content:

Understanding what the Supply Chain is
 Definitions
 The interrelations and connections of Buying, Making, Moving, and Selling
  activities
 History and development
 A view of the future

Understanding the Key Aspects of Supply Chain Management
 The cost/service balance
 Customer service principles
 Lead times throughout the supply chain
 Adding value
 Production options/changes
 Trade off opportunities

Understanding the Benefits of adopting a Supply Chain approach
 Understanding the sub functional conflicts
 Benefits within and between functions
 Taking a supply chain view of total acquisition costs.

Understanding why a Supply Chain view will change traditional ways
 Looking at demand amplifications, and the "Forester" effect,
 Appreciating the effects of uncertainty and unresponsiveness.




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Managing the Impacts to the Supplier/Customer relationships
 Practical effects on lot sizes/order quantities
 Reducing costs
 Sharing developments
 Eliminating internal and external barriers
 Interfacing versus integrating relationships




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