• Developing a reverse logistics strategy
  • Central returns center versus hiring a third-party provider
  • Turn the reverse flows into quantifiable value streams
  • Demonstrating social responsibility that is valued by customers
  • Sustainability initiatives and the triple bottom line.
  • Choosing suppliers to implement sustainable processes and practices

  • Designing the network of warehouses and transportation lanes
  • Key tradeoffs to assist in planning and deployment of network
  • Using decision support tools to plan facilities
  • Modeling techniques to find the right balance among competing needs
  • Risk management strategies
  • Prevention and mitigation plans

  • Transportation fundamentals, including key stakeholders, intermediaries and carriers
  • Select transportation modes based on speed, availability, dependability, capability, frequency and cost
  • Moving goods and services throughout a firm’s SC
  • Manage transportation from long-range strategies to day-to-day execution
  • Utilizing transportation technology to control visibility and communication

  • Macroenvironmental factors of global logistics 
  • International trade practices, trade agreements and blocs
  • Countries’  infrastructure, systems and regulations
  • Required documentation and customs requirements by country and transp. mode
  • Harmonized System Classification tariff rates
  • Financing options
  • Deciding what currency will be most appropriate for global trade

  • Maintaining inventory levels to align with the business strategy
  • Strategy to minimize inventory costs and maximize customer service
  • Adapting to new distribution channels and customer expectations
  • Implementing efficient and effective warehouse processes
  • Using appropriate packaging in storage and transportation