Logistics & Transportation Techniques

Start Date: 12 Jul 2020
End Date: 16 Jul 2020
Duration: 5
Country: Dubai / UAE
Category: Purchases and Store Programs

Course Description

The private sector has been doing this for years. Government agencies have now begun to realize the value of evaluating the total cost of procuring goods which may include transportation costs, carrying costs or disposal costs. Todayís negotiations now involve consideration of these costs. Public procurement professionals are often unaware of the opportunities to improve the terms and reduce the expenses associated with the delivery of contracted products. This course focuses on the benefits of contracting product transport services independent of the product itself, through understanding the nature of logistics contracting, processes the responsibilities and legal aspects, and the competitive market environment of transportation carriers

Course Objective


Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

         Describe the elements of transportation and logistics and the potential opportunities for cost savings

         Define freight and logistics terms and conditions with internal and external clients and vendors.

         Analyze the requirements for a project and determine which transportation and logistics processes provide the best solutions for the agency

         Identify the key points that need to be in each transportation contract

         Design and develop a cost effective logistics and transportation program


Who Should attend?



         Those new to managing freight transport fleets

         Those non transport people who need to gain an awareness of the issues and key drivers of road freight transport operations

         Transport and Distribution Supervisors/Managers who need a "confirmationĒ of their current operations

         Those companies who buy in freight transport who need to understand the key drivers of transport operations

         Inland & Air  Transport Supervisors & Managers

Course Outline


The following is an outline of the material for this course. Practical examples, group exercises and case studies will be utilized throughout the course. The content presented during any given class may vary depending on the background and experience of the participants.

Module One


Introduction to transportation and logistics



- Common Terms
- Evolution of Logisticss
- Trends

Transportation law



- History of Regulation
- Deregulation of the Transportation Industry
- Federal Transportation Agencies

Mode and Carrier Selection



- Transportation Modes
- Intermodal Carriage
- Carrier Selection
- Auxiliary Service Providers
- Designing a Transportation Program

Costs of Transportation



- Basic Transportation Costs
- Relationship between demand and transportation costs
- Basis for determining transportation rates

Module Two

Cost of Transportation Review

The Transportation Contract



- Successful Negotiation
- Ability to Negotiate
- Solicitation and Contract award Considerations

International Transportation



- International transportation choices
- INCO terms
- Customs issues

Advances in information technology

Environmental Logistics Initiatives



- Recent trends
- TCO and environmental logistics strategies

Role of Logistics in Strategic Planning



- Strategic Planning
- Tactical planning and Logistics
- Leading edge logistics management


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