On successful completion of the course, you will have learnt theories and practices to managing logistics on an international scale creates significant opportunities, such as deeper market penetration, an increased customer base and higher levels of profit.
We will cover how the substantial challenges in managing international logistics and supply chains, not least language barriers, but also the increased levels of bureaucracy associated with multiple intermediaries, customs clearance, banking, foreign exchange rates and so on. The cost is often greater, the timeline longer and there are also more risks for delay or damage to goods.
You will be introduced to a range of information management technology tools and analytical methods to support the analysis and design of policy and practice international logistics and the management of the global supply chain. Computer technology has changed the way that warehouses operate, making it possible within a few hours of receiving an order to ensure that items are assembled and delivered to a factory, store, business or home.