International Physical Distribution Management

Universidad EAFIT

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Physical Distribution Management

  • Host University

    Universidad EAFIT

  • Location

    Medellín, Colombia

  • Area of Study

    Business, Business Administration, Business Management, International Business, Supply Chain Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    48
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    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
    acquired
    • 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
    • Ports
    • Airports
    • 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
    insurance prime
    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
    Logistics
    • Coordination and response times in the different stages of catastrophic events
    • The relevance of public-private partnerships or partnerships in humanitarian
    logistics
    4. EVALUATIONS
    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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