CILT Module DIP14 International Business

OVERVIEWThe aim of this unit is to provide candidates with the knowledge required to plan, implement and manage the global flow of materials from their source to the end user within the overall framework of an organisation’s business strategy. The unit deals with the complex issues of the identification and management of risk inherent in an international supply chain and how government trade policies/promotion and inter-governmental regulation impact on international business practice. The key issues involved in developing a global logistics strategy and delivering the competence necessary to implement and manage a global logistics operation will be also be addressed. A key element will be the contribution to successful fulfilment of the broader commercial and financial issues associated with international commerce and trade.
DURATION6 x 3 hours
DELIVERYVirtual workshop
Work-based activities, including presentations, group work and case studies
  • Understand the core components of global flow management in the context of an organisation’s international business strategy.
  • Understand the various governmental/inter-governmental/non-governmental organisations, regulatory bodies and international conventions that impact on international supply chain management.
  • Understand the key steps in the process of international logistics network design and facility location.
  • Know the various channel options for global sourcing and distribution and their respective effects on the supply chain.
  • Know the scope and characteristics of the different international transport modes and facilities.
  • Know the relevant legal and contractual considerations and controls associated with international logistics, commerce and trade.
  • Know the types of trade and terms of payment commonly in use for international commerce, and their implications.
  • Know the types of insurance cover employed in international commerce to minimise financial and operational loss.
  • Understand the process of organising a financial transaction exchange to cost advantage and to minimise risk.

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