May 2014 Seminar Schedule
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- $350 per session (Only $299 before March 31, 2014)
- $650 for any 2 sessions (Only $599 before March 31, 2014)
- $850 for any 3 sessions (Only $749 before March 31, 2014)
- $1250 for all 5 sessions* (Only $999 before March 31, 2014)
Call for group discounts for firms that sign up three or more employees.
- Supply Chain & Logistics Management – Monday, May 12, 2014
- Transportation & Freight Management – Tuesday, May 13, 2014
- Purchasing & Supply Management – Wednesday, May 14, 2014
- International Logistics – Thursday, May 15, 2014
- Inventory Management & Warehousing – Friday, May 16, 2014
All seminars will be held on the campus of Niagara University from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch is included.
Overview of U.S. Freight Transportation Industry
Segments of Transportation and Definitions
Freight Railroad Industry Carrier-Shipper Relationships Introduction to Freight Rates
Fuel Surcharge Practices
Important Regulatory InformationLTL Overview Carriers Rates Other charges Density Bill of Lading Carrier Liability Tips for Traffic Managers
Purchasing and Supply Management
As Supply Chain Management evolves so does the level of emphasis and awareness that spotlights procurement both in terms of responsibility and from an organizational perspective. Learn about this along with supplier evaluation, ethics, negotiating, international sourcing in a world economy, and the sourcing of services. In this short course see what is expected of Purchasing to be a meaningful contributor to the overall success of the organization.
- Key points and the importance of Purchasing/Supply Management
- Total Cost of Ownership
- Bid or Negotiate
- Supplier Relations
- Future Trends
Import & Export are important facets of the US economy and continue to expand at much faster rates than domestic business. Unfortunately international has unique complexities which create special rules, regulations and requirements. This course will focus on how a company can cope with import & export. Among the topics covered:
Global Optimization and International Impact
Free Market Economy
U.S. Customs Laws
Foreign Trade Zones
Harmonized Tariff Schedule
The class will get an understanding of how the national strategy on import shipments has shifted from collection of duties to protection of Americans and what importers have to do to comply with the latest customs directives. On exports we will outline Harmonized Tariffs and how they are used.
There will also be a focus on international logistics and differences between modes of transport in cost, convenience and liability. The course is taught by Jack Ampuja who has been an executive with five Fortune 500 firms and holds citizenship in three countries.
Inventory Management and Wareshousing
The second largest cost element in supply chain logistics is inventory management. Managing inventories effectively is often overlooked in business because inventory carrying costs such as obsolescence, storage, and the opportunity cost of money are indirect costs. Furthermore, the ambiguity about who is responsible for inventory often frustrates good inventory management. This short course is designed to ensure that participants understand the cost impact of inventory management in the supply chain and provide an understanding of basic tools to better control inventory costs.
- Manual Handling Principles
- Reduce Forces & Lowering Force
- Storage & Material Handling
- Types of Racks
- Why Hold Inventory?
- Inventory Holding Costs
- Cash Flow Impact
- Turnover Rate
- Inventory to Sales Ratio
- Total Supply Chain Costs
- Order Cycle Time
- Reorder Point
- How Much to Order?
- How Much Safety Stock?
This program is designed for those working in logistics, operations, manufacturing, inventory control and supply chain management functions wanting to get a full perspective on warehousing issues and opportunities.