International Physical Distribution Management
Area of Study
Business, Business Administration, Business Management, International Business, Supply Chain Management
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
1. COURSE JUSTIFICATION:
The satisfaction of end-users is thanks to the international logistics, whether
natural or legal persons, private entities or public. This allows the connection of
distant geographical locations thanks to means of transport, technologies of
information and the promulgation of international commercial policies driven by
multilateral agencies. As a result, international logistics becomes even more
important and requires competent and dynamic professionals who are adapted to
the needs of the national and international market.
2. OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:
• The student upon completion of the course will have developed the skills that
allow you to design and implement an effective supply chain and efficient.
• Develop the necessary competences to perform as a logistics operator, within the
logistics and foreign trade area or any area taking into account that logistics is
transversal to any organization
• Develop logistics service quotations in a short time thanks to the knowledge
• Offer a competitive and integral service of International Logistics
• Develop negotiation strategies with the different actors in the logistics chain
3. ANALYTICAL DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS:
Unit 1: Physical Infrastructure in International Logistics
• Border areas
• Transfer Terminals
• Dry Ports
• Logistics Platforms
• Industrial Parks
• Free Zones and Free Trade Zones
• Customs Deposits
Unit 2: Security in International Logistics and Cargo Insurance
• Variables in the formation and constitution of insurance
• Insurance according to the type of transport
• Characteristics to constitute an insurance policy
• Parties involved in the constitution of an insurance policy
• Claims and claims
• Factors to be taken into account by the insurance company to establish the
Unit 3: Storage Management
• Organization concepts and Warehouse management
• Stored Load Handling
• Fundamental pillars in warehouse operations
• Lay-out of warehouses
• Product storage and handling techniques
• Packing, Picking and Shipping
• Technologies in the management of inventories
• Types of inventory
• Proper handling in loading and unloading of goods
Unit 4: Selection and Evaluation of Intermediaries in International Logistics
• Actors involved in DFI
• Principal functions.
• Management of suppliers of Logistics Services
• Customs agents, Port Operators and Logistics, Others ...
• How to find and / or contract the different intermediaries.
• Selection criteria for intermediaries.
Unit 5: Logistics Costs for Foreign Trade
• Pyramid of channels, costs and logistical and DFI times
• Costs and times for international transportation
• Costs, prices and quotes in International Logistics
• Expo / Impo logistics cost matrix
Unit 6: Reverse and Sustainable Logistics
• Traditional versus Reverse Logistics
• Types of Reverse Logistics and its processes
• Sustainability - Carbon Footprint
• Green Logistics.
• Application of Reverse and Sustainable Logistics in DFI
Unit 7: International Humanitarian Logistics
• The link between logistics and humanitarianism as the differences with traditional
• Coordination and response times in the different stages of catastrophic events
• The relevance of public-private partnerships or partnerships in humanitarian
Follow – up 1 (15%): August 23.
Follow - up 2 (15%): September 27.
Follow- up 3 (15%): November 01.
Presentation (25%): During the semester.
Final exam (30%): November 15.
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