International Distribution

Workshop - Global Value Chain

International Distribution

Get your products and services where they need to be faster than ever before, while still maintaining quality standards and meeting all legal requirements.
CAD $300.00
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Overview

This workshop will help you understand the logistical tasks, risks and considerations you need to get your goods and services to the right place at the right time, consistently and efficiently. No matter what you're transporting, what mode of transportation you use or what borders you have to cross, you can build a competitive advantage and maintain your profit margins as long as you plan properly.

What You'll Learn

  • Decide the best method of transportation based on cost, delivery time, risk, product quality and overall efficiency.
  • Negotiate carrier agreements for shipping to establish a contract with clear goals and expectations.
  • Use all appropriate procedures to prepare goods for shipping in order to minimize risks and maintain the quality of the goods.
  • Ensure any and all regulatory requirements, customs regulations, protocols and programs are followed and met appropriately.
  • Contract and deliver services to meet the needs and expectations of your clients.

What’s included

  • Workshop eBook, which includes unit-based exercises to help you study (the related answers are also available for download)
  • Video resources focusing on the central issues and concepts of the workshop and providing practical examples
  • Guiding notes to facilitate tracking of key concepts
  • Case studies offering real-life examples to help you study and prepare for important business situations
  • Sample exam questions to demonstrate exam format and help you practice for your final assessment
  • Mobile-friendly workshops: access and download all workshop materials, including your eBook, for easy reading on the go!
  • Access to the International Distribution multiple-choice online exam
  • Essential international trade skills to help you compete in today’s integrated global marketplace

Frequently asked questions

What’s the difference between a course and a workshop?

Our FITTskills series of comprehensive international business courses teaches you the competencies you need for a competitive career in global trade. The competencies developed by completing the entire FITTskills program meet the educational requirement for the elite Certified International Trade Professional (CITP®|FIBP®) designation.

The workshops were developed by dividing the courses into smaller sections (course modules) for those interested in focusing on learning the material one topic at a time.

  • FITTskills courses are completed over 3 months (20-40 hours)
  • FITTskills workshops are completed over 1 month (10-15 hours)
How long do I have to complete a workshop?

FITTskills workshops are completed over 1 month. Your exam deadline will be 1 calendar month after the date you register.

The FITTskills workshops are self-paced, so the time required will vary from person to person depending on how you study, your pre-existing knowledge of the workshop material, and other factors. We estimate it will take 10-15 hours to complete a workshop if you are completely new to international trade, or closer to 5-8 hours if you already have 2 or more years of experience.

Do I get a certificate once I successfully complete the workshop?

The material for this workshop is taken from the Global Value Chain FITTskills online course. Successfully completing this workshop will earn you partial credit towards that course.

When you successfully complete this workshop and the 3 other workshops taken from that course, International Procurement, Inventory Management, and Document Management, you will receive the full credit for that course. This credit will then count towards earning your FITT Certificate in International Trade and your FITT Diploma in International Trade.

Can I access specific units instead of the whole workshop?

Select units taken directly from the acclaimed FITTskills courses and workshops are available in our FITTskills Lite Learning series. These free downloads were created to allow you to learn about single topics you can apply to your daily work, in 1 hour or less.

I need more time to complete the workshop. Can I extend the timeline?

Yes. You can receive up to three 30-day deferrals for a single course or workshop. Your first deferral for a specific course or workshop will be complimentary, and a second or third deferral for that same workshop will be $50 each plus applicable taxes. For your first complimentary deferral, please send an email to info@fitt.ca. For your second or third deferrals for a specific course or workshop, please use the Assessment Deferral Request form.

Can I take the final exam more than once?

You are eligible to re-write a failed FITTskills exam within 90 days of the original exam date. There is no limit to the number of times an exam can be re-written. However, each re-write must take place within 90 days of the previous re-written exam deadline, and there is a fee of $100 plus applicable taxes per re-write. You can request to re-take an exam by filling out an Assessment Registration Form.

What is the refund policy?

A refund, minus a course/workshop withdrawal processing fee, may be granted if you formally request a refund from a course/workshop within 7 days after the registration date, provided the course/workshop exam is deemed not to have been written. No refund will be issued if you withdraw more than 7 days after your registration date.

Course/Workshop Withdrawal Processing Fee:

The withdrawal processing fee is equivalent to 30% of the net amount paid per course/workshop. The net amount paid is calculated as the list price minus any applicable discount.

To Request a Refund:

Send an email to info@fitt.ca stating your full name, course/workshop title, date of registration, and reason for refund request.

What export/import professionals are saying

Every course I completed would give me insight into new areas of the business, including global supply chain management. The training gave me a window into to the issues facing our logistics group…
Steven Michaeleski, CITP|FIBP, Zone Merchant, Richardson International
I would recommend this course because supply chain management plays an integral role in any organization’s competitiveness… it played an effective role in developing my interest and career in supply chain management.
Obada Al-Dimashki, CITP|FIBP, Supply Chain Manager, Orbit Aluminum Industries
Taking FITT courses gave me so much knowledge for international trade. All those courses helped me to grasp a great knowledge of those areas unknown to me before, like international logistics.
Karla Cecilia Tripp, CITP|FIBP, Publisher, Best Version Media