International Purchasing & Supply

Main topics of study:

Rationale of International Purchasing

  • Advantages & Rationale of Buying Overseas
  • Role of International Purchasing in the Supply Chain
  • Factors Influencing International Trade
  • International Trade Overview & Trends
  • Overview of Import Regulations

Market Research & Selection

  • Determining Product Specification
  • National & International Standards of Product Specification
  • International Standardisation Organisation
  • Process of Sourcing Potential Suppliers

Overseas Culture & Market Environment

  • Culture
  • Cultural Comparisons
  • Market Environment

Buying Strategy & Planning

  • International Purchasing Strategy & Planning
  • International Purchasing Planning
  • International Purchasing Funding Options
  • Trading Within International Groups
  • Commodity Markets
  • Industrial Markets & Foodstuffs

Logistics & Globalisation

  • Role of Logistics
  • Global Logistics Operators
  • Factors Contributing to the Development of Logistics

Negotiating the Contract

  • Product Specification
  • Product Formulation
  • National & International Standards
  • Sourcing of Products
  • Source Location & Evaluation
  • Tendering
  • Supplier Audit
  • Overseas Market
  • Digital Trade Revolution
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Terms & Conditions of the Contract
  • Quality Procedures in an International Context

Import Finance

  • Selection Criteria
  • UCP 500 Documentary Credits
  • URC 522 Documentary Collection
  • Open Account
  • Advance Payment
  • Bill of Exchange
  • Commercial & Transport Documents
  • Counter Trade
  • Factoring
  • Forfeiting
  • International Exchange Rates

Import Documentation

  • Air Waybill
  • ATA Carnet
  • Bill of Lading
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Certificate of Shipment
  • Charter Party
  • CMR Note
  • Courier Receipt
  • Dangerous Goods Note
  • Dock Receipt
  • Exchange Permit
  • Export Invoice
  • Export Licensing
  • Health Certificate
  • Import Licensing
  • International Convention Concerning the Carriage of Goods by Rail
  • Letters of Hypothecation
  • Letters of Indemnity
  • Mates Receipt
  • Packing List
  • Parcel Post Receipt
  • Plant Health Certificate
  • Pre-Shipment Inspection Certificate
  • Quality Certificate
  • Ship’s Delivery Order
  • Veterinary & Health Certificate
  • Weight Certificate

International Physical Distribution Strategy & Management

  • International Physical Distribution Strategy
  • Decision Making Process
  • Problem Areas & Possible Solutions
  • Logistics Strategy
  • Customs Planning
  • Multi-Modalism
  • Containerization
  • Air Freight
  • International Road Transport
  • International Rail Transport
  • Transport Distribution Analysis
  • Freight Rates
  • Dangerous Cargo
  • International Transport Conventions
  • Freight Forwarders