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Actividad de aprendizaje 19

Evidencia 5: Taller: "Talking about Logistics, workshop"

Para un profesional en cualquier campo de acción, en este caso el Tecnólogo en


Gestión Logística, es necesario usar el idioma inglés como herramienta de
comunicación de sus ideas y apreciaciones acerca de un proceso en el cual tiene
directa participación. Contar con las habilidades requeridas para expresarse en
inglés representa una gran ventaja en el momento de realizar aportes relevantes
dentro de cualquier compañía. Lo esencial es contar con la destreza suficiente que
le permita y dar a conocer cómo funciona su ambito laboral.

Dado lo anterior, para esta evidencia, debe realizar las sigientes actividades:

COMPRENSIÓN Y PRODUCCIÓN ORAL-ESCRITA.

1. Estudie en su totalidad el material de formación “Logistics process


improvement” junto con el material complementario disponible para esta
actividad: PDF: How to Compare Six Sig, Lean and the Theory of
Constraints y los videos complementarios asociados a esta actividad de
aprendizaje.

2. Desarrolle, de manera individual, el taller: "Talking about Logistics,


workshop", que se encuentra a continuación (utilice herramientas de su
preferencia y realice la entregra en los formatos solicitados en el taller)

3. Envíe los archivos solicitados al instructor a través de la plataforma virtual


de aprendizaje en los formatos .doc, .pdf, .ppt y .mp4 respectivamente.

Pasos para enviar la evidencia:


1. Clic en el título de esta evidencia.
2. Clic en Examinar mi equipo y buscar los archivo previamente guardados.
3. Dejar un comentario al instructor (opcional).
4. Clic en Enviar.

Importante: la plataforma solo le permitirá hacer un envío de las


evidencias. Por ello, debe asegúrese de adjuntar todo lo solicitado en el
taller.

Criterios de evaluación
 Sostiene conversaciones con vocabulario básico técnico aprendido.

 Sostiene una conversación con naturalidad, fluidez y eficacia, incluso sobre


temas especializados de su profesión.

 Puede iniciar un discurso, tomar la palabra, y terminar una conversación


técnica de su profesión.
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TALLER
Talking about Logistics, workshop

1. Read the next text. Then, answer the comprehension questions.


Note: Make use, at least, one collocation per answer.

Taken from: http://www.vkok.ee


LOGISTICS

Logistics can be defined as the management of the flow of goods, information and
other resources, energy and people between the point of origin and the point of
consumption in order to meet the requirements of consumers. Logistics involves
the integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material
handling, packaging and security. Logistics may have an internal focus (inbound
logistics), or external focus (outbound logistics). If the company manufactures a
product from parts purchased
from suppliers, and those products are then sold to customers, one can speak
about a supply chain. Supply Chain can be defined as a network of facilities and
distribution options that performs the function of procurement of materials,
transformation of these materials into intermediate and finished products, and the
distribution of these finished products to customers.
Logistics management is part of supply chain management. Logistics management
plans, implements, and controls the efficient flow and storage of goods, services
and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in
order to meet customers’ requirements. Successful supply chain operators work in
close partnerships with their customers; they jointly explore the opportunities for
increasing efficiency of the supply chain and improving service levels by using the
latest systems and techniques. This approach is also referred to as logistics re-
engineering. The re-engineering process considers the following factors: the nature
of the product, the optimal or preferred location of source or manufacture, freight
and transport costs and the destination market, seasonal trends, import and export
regulations, customs duties and taxes, etc. A professional working in the field of
logistics management is called a logistician. The main functions of a qualified
logistician include, among other things, inventory management, purchasing,
transportation, warehousing, consultation and organizing and planning of these
activities. Logisticians are responsible for the life cycle and supply chain operations
of a variety of products. They are also responsible for customs documentation.
They regularly work with other departments to ensure that the customers’ needs
and requirements are met.

Define the terms: "logistics" and "supply chain"

Logistics is part of supply chain management. It plans, implements, and controls


the efficient flow and storage of goods, services and related information between
the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customers’
requirements..

Supply chain is a system of organizations, people, activities, information, and


resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer.
What does logistics management imply?

Logistics management involves the integration of information, transportation,


inventory, warehousing, material handling, packaging and security.

Describe what service providers do in order to increase efficiency of the supply


chain.

Service providers work in close partnerships with their customers; they jointly
explore the opportunities for increasing efficiency of the supply chain and
improving service levels by using the latest systems and techniques.

Define the “logistics re-engineering” process and its factors.

The logistics re-engineering is a business management strategy process that


considers the following factors: the nature of the product, the optimal or preferred
location of source or manufacture, freight and transport costs and the destination
market, seasonal trends, import and export regulations, customs duties and taxes.

Specify the main function of a qualified logistician

The main functions of a qualified logistician include, inventory management,


purchasing, transportation, warehousing, consultation and organizing and planning
of these activities.

Specify the responsabilities of professional logisticians

Logisticians are responsible for the life cycle and supply chain operations of a
variety of products. They are also responsible for customs documentation. They
regularly work with other departments to ensure that the customers’ needs and
requirements are met.
2. In the previous text, there are 29 underlined words; take them out in a list .
And in front of each one find out its meaning in English

Word Meaning

Management Is the administration of an organization, includes the


activities of setting the strategy of an organization and
coordinating the efforts of its employees to accomplish its
objectives through the application of available resources.
Flow A steady, continuous stream or supply of something,
allowing organizations to produce their goods smoothly
and continuously.
Goods The materials that satisfy human wants and needs and
provide utility, for example, to a consumer making a
purchase of a satisfying product.
Resources is a source or supply from which a benefit is produced.
Resources can broadly be classified upon their
availability, they are classified into renewable and non-
renewable.
Origin the place where something comes from. Location or
station where a carrier receives a shipment from a
shipper for transportation to the destination.
Consumption The act or process of using up something.
The purchasing of newly produced goods for current use.
Consumers A consumer is the one who pays something to consume
goods and services produced.
Inventory Refers to all work that has occurred: raw materials,
partially finished products, finished products prior to sale
and departure from the manufacturing system.
Material Materials are inputs to production or manufacturing
processes. They are classified according to many
different criteria including their physical and chemical
characteristics as well as their intended applications
whether it is thermal, optical, electrical, magnetic, or
combined.
Packaging Is the science, art and technology of enclosing or
protecting products for distribution, storage, sale, and
use.
Manufactures the making of goods or wares by manual labor or by
machinery, especially on a large scale.
Product is an object or system made available for consumer use;
it is anything that can be offered to a market to satisfy the
desire or need of a customer.
Purchased refers to a business or organization attempting to acquire
goods or services to accomplish its goals.
Customers Clients who habitually return to a seller develop customs
that allow for regular, sustained commerce that allows the
seller to develop statistical models to optimize production
processes and supply chains.
Supply is the amount of a resource that firms, producers,
labourers, providers of financial assets, or other economic
agents are willing and able to provide to the marketplace
or directly to another agent in the marketplace.
Performs is the completion of a task with application of knowledge,
skills and abilities.
Implements the process for putting a design, plan or policy into effect.
Storage the act of storing; state or fact of being stored in a
commercial building.
Re-engineering Is a business management strategy focused on the
analysis and design of workflows and business processes
within an organization.
Customs Means the Government Service which is responsible for
the administration of Customs law and the collection of
duties and taxes and which also has the responsibility for
the application of other laws and regulations relating to
the importation, exportation, movement or storage of
goods.
Duties is a commitment or expectation to perform some action in
general or if certain circumstances arise. A duty may arise
from a system of ethics or morality, especially in an honor
culture.
Taxes is a mandatory financial charge or some other type of levy
imposed upon a taxpayer (an individual or other legal
entity) by a governmental organization in order to fund
various public expenditures
Professional is a member of a career that fullfils the standards of
education and training that prepare members of the
profession with the particular knowledge and skills
necessary to perform their role within that profession.
Logistician A professional working in the field of logistics
management.
Include is to contain as a part or member, or among the parts and
members, of a whole.
Warehousing An act or instance of a person or company that stores
goods in a warehouse.
Department division of a larger organization into parts with specific
responsibility.
Ensure To secure or guarantee. To make sure or certain.

3. Read the next text. Then, prepare a presentation in PowePoint (.ppt)


outlining the main ideas. Check the learning material to develop this
presentation. Finally, record yourself on a video or just audio (.mp4) making
the presentation to a prospective audience.

Taken from: www.ddilogistics.com

Improve Logistics Efficiency

When it comes to business logistics, continuous improvement is necessary to facilitate


robust and sustained growth. Rising prices on expenses from energy to labor to raw
materials pose a challenge to every company's bottom line. By improving the efficiency
of their logistics processes, companies can gain and sustain an edge over their
competitors.

To implement a plan that will successfully optimize your logistics operations, consider
strategies that minimize costs, fully utilize production capacity, and improve the overall
quality of customer experience.

Consider these four methods to increase logistics efficiency:

Maximize storage. By analyzing and implementing warehousing procedures,


companies can store, move, and ship products more effectively. This requires adequate
and well-trained warehouse staff, strategic sequencing (to only move products the
minimum required number of times), and use of vertical storage to fully utilize available
space. Carefully scrutinizing ordering patterns to ensure quick delivery of products, as
well as effective space utilization, is also important.

Optimize transportation. The rising cost of transportation accounts for increased prices
in virtually every industry. To reduce transportation costs, companies should examine
every factor that might increase or decrease expenses.

1. This starts with the design of products and packaging for optimal size and weight.

2. Proper load and delivery route planning ensures trucks are always carrying full
loads.

3. Finally, identify and utilize the most cost-effective packaging and shipping
methods for products.

Automate communication technologies. Logistics management software communicates


between the warehouse and accounting departments and allows for the delivery of
timely updates to the customer. This significantly streamlines the entire process, from
storage through shipment, and requires minimal staffing.

Encourage feedback. The success of a company depends on input from all of its
employees or teams, regardless of their role in the logistics process. Carefully consider
feedback and suggestions from staff concerning practices that could further improve
logistics efficiency.
While logistics management is a complex process, utilizing the above strategies can
help you make the most of all warehousing, staffing, transportation, and communication
resources. The improvement of logistics planning will inevitably lead to higher
productivity, happier customers, and a more profitable company. (Diversified Distribution
Services Inc. 2016)