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International Issues in Supply Chain Management
Our Guest Lecturer was Ana Casaca, PhD, FICS.
Ana Casaca was, first and foremost, a Deck Officer responsible for navigational watches. Being at sea gave her a thorough perspective of the operational side of the shipping industry. She holds a B.Sc. (Honours) in Management and Maritime Technologies from Escola Nautica Infante D. Henrique (Portuguese Nautical school), an MSc in International Logistics from the University of Plymouth and a PhD in International Transport/Logistics from the University of Wales-Cardiff.
Next, she became an Experienced Lecturer, Researcher and Peer Reviewer in Maritime Economics and Logistics. In between, numerous functions and roles. For 20 years, she has been an External Expert for the European Commission, evaluating R&D/CEF proposals within the scope of maritime transport. In parallel, she has carried out other projects. She has delivered training and has been invited, since 2002, to peer review academic papers submitted to well-known international Journals.
She is the author of several research papers published in well-known academic journals and member of some journals’ editorial boards, namely, Maritime Business Review Associate Editor, Journal of International Logistics Editorial Board Member, Universal Journal of Management Editorial Board Member, Frontiers in Future Transportation Review Editor, and Journal of Shipping and Trade Guest Editor.
She is also the founder and owner of ‘World of Shipping Portugal’ a website initiative established in 2018 focused on maritime economics. In addition, she is a Member of the Research Centre on Modelling and Optimisation of Multifunctional Systems (CIMOSM, ISEL), Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and Member of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME).
: Ana Casaca, PhD, FICS
MasterClasses are 1) designed to target a specific topic, 2) meant to deliver unique competencies to highlight the business's theoretical and practical aspects, and 3) meant to offer participants the opportunity to solve their companies’ problems and improve their professional performance. They are delivered in English either in an online or in-classroom environment.
The development of the world economy has been sustained by trade relationships between companies located in different countries. While for many years these trade relationships took place regionally, they have evolved internationally as information technologies/information systems developed and as transport chains became integrated into companies’ logistics systems, thus originating long and complex supply chains linking the raw materials, parts and components markets that sustain the manufacturing process of goods with the wide range of consumer markets located worldwide.
A supply chain is a network of companies and people producing and delivering a product or service. These companies and people’s networks include producers, warehouses, transport companies, distribution centres, and retailers. When these companies and people are located geographically apart, they become part of international supply chains. As a result, the management of international supply chains becomes more complex since it requires tight coordination of all those participating in it, mainly when the focus is to reduce the overall product costs, including those of logistics and lead times to meet market needs.

This Masterclass will focus on the international supply chain structure. It will 1) investigate who is behind the trade; 2) how the international supply chain is structured, drawing attention to international infra- and superstructures; 3) address the international sales of goods and the role of incoterms; 4) elaborate on the international terms of payment; and 5) review the documents involved in international transactions.

The MasterClass occurs on 04 September 2024.
It lasts for 3 hours and is taught in English.
It is scheduled for 0930 - 1245 Lisbon | London time with a 15-minute coffee-break.
Training takes place in a classroom context at Speakwell, Praça Mario Azevedo Gomes Lt. 12 1º, 2775-240 Parede.
MasterClasses target all Players interested in Distribution Channels, Logistics and Maritime Economics issues. It includes University Students, Importers / Exporters, Shippers, Shipping Companies, Vessel Operators, Shipping Agents, Freight Forwarders, Supply Chain Managers, 3PLs, Port Authorities, Port Terminal Operators, International and/or Intermodal Transport Companies, Maritime Lawyers, Consultants, and other parties with interest in the subject matter.
The Registration Fee is 145 Euros + 23% VAT (178.35 Euros).
The Registration Fee includes:
Access to the MasterClass, Suport Materials, Coffee-break, and "Certificate of Attendance".
Registration can be made via Website.
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Website Registration Deadline
28 August 2024, 1600 Lisbon | London time
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