Multimodal Transport And Logistics
A Group Two Subject/Course
- To ensure a thorough knowledge and understanding of the role of multi-modal transport and its importance in supply chain management.
- To develop relevant communication skills.
- The structure of distribution and the role of logistics.
- The evolution of the global economy, the supply chain concept.
- Concepts of multi modal transport: different transport modes, modal interfaces.
- Basic intermodal systems – road/rail/sea; sea/air; road/air; road/ rail.
- Inventory control pressures.
- Vehicles and equipment, trucks, trains, aircraft and ships. Swap bodies, double stacks, trailer types, container types.
- Intermodal interfaces and terminals; depots, warehouses and cargo handling equipment.
- Relative importance of main trade routes and commodities. Container routes, rail routes including land bridges, road/rail competition.
- The role of short sea shipping. The role of air freight.
- Road haulage – international, domestic trunk and local delivery.
- Specialist businesses e.g. hanging garments, bonded, perishables, cars, directories etc.
- Liner operators, NVOC`s, parcel/courier services, railroads, airlines.
- The advantages and disadvantages of public versus private sector ownership; single company versus networks; joint services versus alliances.
- Internal provision or outsourcing.
Through Transport Pricing
- Sea versus road versus air competition, cost-benefit-speed assessment.
- Market share, revenue.
- Pricing strategy – contribution or volume led.
- Price discrimination. Distribution and carrier service contracts.
- The need to control inventory costs.
- Just in time versus warehoused stock. Consolidation centres; central warehousing versus direct retail delivery.
- Management systems. Distribution networks.
Sale Contracts And Documentation
- Terms of sale, INCOTERMS, documentary credits and other payment methods; uniform custom and practice (UCP)
- Bills of lading, surface and air waybills, consignment and delivery notes.
Conventions Relating To Multimodal Transport
- International conventions including Hague/Visby and Hamburg rules, CMR, CIM, TIR.
- Multimodal rules ICC/Unctad.
- Dangerous goods including International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code and International Carriage of
- Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)
National and international regulations including customs, health, veterinary controls and other restrictions on the movement of goods.
Sales & Marketing
- Marketing techniques and market research,
- Sales systems – field sales and call centres.
- Measurement of customer service levels
- The role of e-commerce
- The role of quality management, TQM, benchmarking, the use of quality assurance.