Global Standard for Procurement and Supply

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Level: Tactical

Theme: Spend Management

Segment 4.3 Effective Logistics Control

Segment 4.3 Effective Logistics Control

Knowledge: Will know and understand Capabilities: Will be able to

The principles of stores and warehousing facilities such as;

  • the effective and efficient flows of inventory
  • reduction of life cycle costs
  • space optimisations

Explain how stores and warehouses can be designed and located to ensure efficiency and effectiveness

Key aspects associated with the storage of inventories

Explain the use of materials handling equipment and palletisation and unit loads, packing and packaging and the use of automation in warehousing

The main modes of transportation in logistics

  • Road
  • Rail
  • Air
  • Sea

Identify the strengths and weaknesses associated with the main modes of freight transportation

The documentation that is used in transportation of supplies such as:

  • The single administrative document
  • Packing list, waybill, consignment notes, bill of lading
  • Certificate of origin
  • Letters of credit or other financial documentation

Check that documents used in the transportation of supplies are completed and authorised correctly 

The main types of Incoterms in international logistics E, F, C and D terms

Provide advice to stakeholders on the use of the different classifications of Incoterms in international logistics

Legislation and regulations on supplies from international sources

Ensure compliance with legislation and regulations for supplies from international sources

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The principles of stores and warehousing facilities such as;

  • the effective and efficient flows of inventory
  • reduction of life cycle costs
  • space optimisations
Capabilities: Will be able to

Explain how stores and warehouses can be designed and located to ensure efficiency and effectiveness

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Key aspects associated with the storage of inventories

Capabilities: Will be able to

Explain the use of materials handling equipment and palletisation and unit loads, packing and packaging and the use of automation in warehousing

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The main modes of transportation in logistics

  • Road
  • Rail
  • Air
  • Sea
Capabilities: Will be able to

Identify the strengths and weaknesses associated with the main modes of freight transportation

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The documentation that is used in transportation of supplies such as:

  • The single administrative document
  • Packing list, waybill, consignment notes, bill of lading
  • Certificate of origin
  • Letters of credit or other financial documentation
Capabilities: Will be able to

Check that documents used in the transportation of supplies are completed and authorised correctly 

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The main types of Incoterms in international logistics E, F, C and D terms

Capabilities: Will be able to

Provide advice to stakeholders on the use of the different classifications of Incoterms in international logistics

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Legislation and regulations on supplies from international sources

Capabilities: Will be able to

Ensure compliance with legislation and regulations for supplies from international sources

This segment was last updated on: 3rd April 2017

The Global Standard for Procurement and Supply structure

Released in 2014 the Standard is a competency framework of procurement and supply skills, knowledge and capabilities that can be used by individuals and organisations to identity training and professional development needs at varying levels of competency.

The Global Standard for Procurement and Supply structure
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