International Logistics and Trade

Universidad del Norte

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Logistics and Trade

  • Host University

    Universidad del Norte

  • Location

    Barranquilla, Colombia

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, International Business, International Trade

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview


    2.    Descripción de la asignatura.
    The course’s approach will be to develop the student’s decision-making skills concerning International Trade and Logistics, which should contribute to optimize the negotiation and use of the different elements in the International Physical Distribution chain. This program will provide you with key aspects and the necessary experiences to build and manage effectively the logistics chain in the international trade context, in order to comply with today’s logistics’ precepts: deliver goods in a timely and effective manner

    3.    Justificación.
    Today’s context of international business demands that we be aware of all the aspects of international logistics and especially with all the aspects regarding the handling and administration of transportation of goods. This is the reason why multinationals have given so much importance to the study of each and every one of the processes involved. To that effect, they have implemented changes within their organizations in order to meet these goals through the use of new technologies. An efficient management of international trade logistics will have a direct impact on the economic and financial results of a company.


    4.    Objetivo general de la asignatura.
    5.    This course will be oriented towards:
    6.    
    7.    Participants acquiring all the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes that allow them to effectively manage the international logistics trade chain through the application of tools designed to simplify the import/export processes and the implementation of good logistics practices.

    Esta asignatura se orientará a:
    Identify, explain and evaluate main concepts in international logistics
     

    1. Temas de la asignatura.

    Themes

     Sub-themes

    In class hours

    Independent Work

    General Approach to International Logistics

     Definition of logistics

     

     

       Domestic Transportation: Logistics in Colombia

     

     

     Outsourcing

     

     

      International Logistics

     

     

     Colombia’s Infraestructure

     

     

    Free Trade Agreements ( G3, CAN, FTA)

     

     See related web pages

      Competition and Globalization

     

     

     

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     International Transportation

    Transport Mode Characteristics

     

     

    Cost and Service Requirements

     

     

    Intermodal Transport

     

     

    International Distribution Channels

     

     

    Cost, Freight, Insurance Productivity

     

     

    International Operators

     18

     

    Storage and Handling Systems

    Develop and Optimize suppliers Data Base

     

     Read Chapter 13

    Packaging and  Unit Loads

     

     

    Pallets

     

     

    Marks and Symbols

     

     

    Certificates and International Regulations

     

     

    International Green Legislation

     

     

    Reverse Logistics

     

     

    Case Study

     

     

     

     

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    Integrated Model of Global Competition and International Marketing

    Marketing mix

     

     

    Strategic Analysis of Exporting Countries

     

     

    CLIENTING 

     

     

    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

     

     Read chapter 3 The handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management

     

     

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    International Logistics

    Documentation and Information Flow

     

     

    Classification of items

     

     

    Steps to Export and Import

     

     

    Containers and Incoterms

     

     

    UNCTAD-OMC-PROEXPORT, CCI

     

     

    Packaging and unit loads

     

     

    Pallets

     

     

    Import/Export Workshop

     

     

    Cost Analysis Situation

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Information and communication Technology in the supply chain

    Benchmarking

     

     

     

    Distribution Platforms, ports and terminals

     

     

    Bar codes, RFID, GPS and EDI

     

     

    E-commerce: B2B, B2C, E-tailing, E-fulfillment

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Warehousing and Inventory Management

    Concept of Warehousing

     

     

    General Warehousing Operations

     

     

    Warehouse Layout

     

     

    Shipping and Receiving

     

    Read Chapter 18

    Cost Drivers

     

     

    Inventory Management

     

     

    Just in Time Approach

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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