Course in Logistics
Exporting and importing has radically changed over the last fifteen years or so, Gone is the traditional role of the Freight forwarder, booking cargo, issuing documentation and advising their client when the cargo has arrived at its destination and replaced by the concept of Total Logistics.
What is meant by Total Logistics? Well sometimes it depends who you ask the question to!!
I will offer my description based on over ten years experience of installing a Total Logistics programme in such organisations as UNHCR, UNICEF.
If you visualise a transparent pipeline connection the suppliers warehouse to the buyers warehouse.
The consignment is placed in the pipe at the Sellers warehouse and progresses through the pipeline until it arrives at the buyer’s warehouse. Say the buyer wants to know where exactly their consignment is in the pipeline, they just look into this transparent pipeline and in a second they see where their consignment is and how far it is from their warehouse, This is called supply chain management and is part of total logistics. Of course there is no transparent pipe in existence, but the same results are achieved through a Track Trace system, now very common in International Trade.
So it that it? Supply chain management is equal to Total Logistics, not by a long shot! It’s only a portion of the overall concept.
Total Logistics contains the following but is not limited to Sourcing, Warehousing, order processing, order status, organising shipments by road rail sea air or a combination of these , Custom Clearance all of this via the Track trace system, documentation, custom regimes, security.
ABTS Training services can offer you a course in logistics and a Total Logistics package to meet with your individual needs.
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The course is very easy to digest and pitched at the perfect level for my understanding. The helpline will be very useful for any future questions. Alan is extremely personable and happy to help.
I have enjoyed doing the online course and certainly feel that I’ve learned a lot. My learning activities are now also standing me in good stead for the work I’m being asked to do to set up our international manufacturing operations.
Mike BuchananGiven the opportunities and risks inherent in buying internationally, I would recommend to anyone interested in the subject that they initially attend a course on the subject. Alan Bracken a Logistics Consultant with ABTS logistics ...
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