Mastering Global Logistics

Category: Mastering Global Logistics

Course Description

The world of logistics is constantly evolving, so this comprehensive course represents the current trends, best practices and latest thinking in global logistics. It serves as a forum allowing the contributors, a range of acknowledged sector specialists, to discuss key logistics issues and share their authoritative views. It includes guidance on collaboration; energy and its relationship to logistics; sustainability in a wider sense; outsourcing; and humanitarian logistics.

Benefit of Attending

  • Gain knowledge on the design and management of logistics processes and the integration of those processes upstream and downstream with those of suppliers and customers.
  • View the business of the future to be market-driven, with logistics processes, finding a critical means for achieving corporate goals.
  • Identify the new directions in logistics and discuss the new competitive frame work.
  • Apply and discuss the best practices in logistics and supply chain management.
  • Define the role of incentives in the exchange process and differentiate between collaboration and competition.
  • Identify the Fundamental concepts of supply chain management and measurement and define specific metrics across the chain.
  • Discuss the Changes in the demand for logistics services and determine the opportunities and pressures for logistics providers in a new Europe.

Course Outline

  • The emergence of the value-conscious customer
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Procurement
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • The organizational challenge
  • The essence of the phenomenon of best practices in business
  • Transferring best practices – one solution fits all?
  • The best practices – between the hammer of economic demands and the anvil of corporate social responsibility
  • Where do Central and Eastern Europe countries come from? From the world of worst practices!
  • Where are CEE countries going?
  • The case of Poland
  • The best practices – the Holy Grail of contemporary business?
  • Trend research
  • Megatrends
  • Conclusion and outlook
  • Collaboration vs. competition and the role of incentives in the exchange process
  • Incentivization and the question of make vs. buy
  • Incentivization and the relationship management choice
  • Incentives and the role of contract
  • Incentives and the impact of internal politics
  • Time compression and competition
  • The time compression approach – competitive advantage
  • The time compression approach – cost advantage
  • The time compression approach – technology advantage
  • The time compression approach – customer focus
  • Benefits of time compression
  • Examples of the application of time compression
  • Time compression and the future
  • Operating circumstances requiring agility
  • The categorization for operating environments
  • Mitigating the minefield of pitfalls
  • Logistics customer service today
  • Elements of logistics customer service
  • Strategies for logistics customer service
  • An example from online retailing
  • Opening comments
  • The people that drive contemporary supply chains
  • Dynamic alignment control
  • Finding the behavioral metric – key to unraveling the puzzle
  • Now the head of the dog is back in control
  • But the ‘forces of darkness are lurking’
  • Supply-side alignment
  • Hybrid supply chains
  • Reverse logistics
  • Financial performance and its drivers
  • Linking supply chain management and financial performance
  • Framework to identify initiatives that create the most shareholder value
  • Difficulties in improving supply chain financial performance
  • Improving the financial performance across the supply chain
  • Definition
  • Reasons for outsourcing
  • How different is the public sector from the private sector with regard to outsourcing?
  • The pitfalls in outsourcing
  • Global supply chains and the outsourcing risks
  • Supply chain vulnerability: an idea whose time had come
  • Supply chain risk management: a recipe for confusion
  • Risk: the great divide
  • Supply chain resilience: a holistic view
  • Supply chains and wicked problems
  • Functionality of IS/IT in SCM
  • Strategic issues of IS/IT in SCM
  • IS/IT adoption for SCM
  • IS/IT utilization in SCM
  • Coordination of supply chains with information technology
  • Purchasing or procurement
  • Production or manufacturing
  • Distribution and warehousing
  • Use and maintenance
  • Dispose or reuse and recycle?
  • Managerial and financial sustainability
  • Keeping score – a basic management principle
  • The balanced scorecard – the standard for goal setting and measurement
  • Fundamental concepts of supply chain management and measurement
  • Mastering the complexity of supply chain and logistics performance management
  • The principle of input and output measures
  • Setting goals across the chain through service level agreements
  • The delivery, recovery and stewardship model
  • Defining specific metrics across the chain
  • Future directions in performance measurement
  • Assessing the utilization of vehicle fleets
  • Factors constraining vehicle utilization
  • Measures to improve vehicle utilization
  • The evolution of the logistics concept
  • Logistics and competitive strategy in retailing 
  • Differences in logistics ‘culture’ in international markets 
  • The internationalization of logistics practices
  • The future
  • Internet trading is forecast to account for a quarter of all purchases in 2006
  • Customer satisfaction is less than satisfactory
  • Integration of business processes has-not always received enough attention
  • Moving away from traditional supply chains adds complexity but provides an opportunity for profit
  • How can internet traders take advantage of opportunities?
  • Opportunity waiting to be exploited
  • Time, logistics and trade – how are they related?
  • Econometric analysis
  • Policy implications and conclusions
  • Disasters are challenging learning settings
  • Humanitarians and their supply chains are different
  • Corporations moving in to help find they can also learn
  • The value of cross-sector learning
  • Lessons for companies
  • Growth in global trade
  • Global sourcing as a way to change business strategy
  • Identifying and selecting sources
  • Commercial models
  • International logistics
  • Flow management
  • Organization design
  • Information technology
  • Operational excellence
  • Risk management
  • Critical success factors
  • Global sourcing – sustaining the trend
  • Recent international trade activity and transport: economic factors and trends
  • Recent trends in international freight transport volumes by road and rail
  • International road freight transport: recent developments and challenges
  • Factors influencing recent trends in international rail freight transport
  • Concluding remarks
  • UK market trends
  • Market structure – continuing consolidation and globalization
  • The EU25 – new market opportunities and threats
  • Transport policy issues
  • Changes in the demand for logistics services
  • Market structure of logistics service providers
  • Transportation in Europe
  • Opportunities and pressures for logistics providers in a new Europe
  • The major areas of improvement
  • Challenges in developing modern logistics
  • Concluding remarks
  • Conditions of economic development of CEE countries before 1990
  • Development of logistics in the period of transition and after joining the EU
  • Logistics strategies in CEE countries
  • North American logistics: a regional realm
  • North American gateways
  • North American corridors and inland fright distribution
  • Inland logistics
  • Corporate logistics and its role in North American freight transportation – three cases
  • A freight and logistics policy framework