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  • SubGenre:Exports & Imports
  • Language:English
  • Pages:108
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667863078

Project Logistics

The Universal Transportation Course

by Marco Poisler and Richard Knoll

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New entrants into global logistics now have the book in English to guide them in transporting oversized and specialized cargoes for global capital projects. The world is experiencing massive disruptions across transportation economics and policy, creating an increased demand to tackle these problems from both academic and industry lenses. Designed for the course taught at the University of Houston, this new book offers a timely opportunity to create a vibrant platform from which new student can learn the basics to become pioneers in transportation innovation and flawless execution.
The goal of this book is to help the reader's growth in the transportation industry and the business environment between shippers/receivers and their transportation providers in general. While this book is dedicated to the support of your efforts, it is simply not a panacea for any bid request or customer contract instance. This book obviously targets those who provide transportation services domestically or internationally, with a slant toward the North American market. Some shippers or receivers may also find it as enlightening. Succeeding in any business involves understanding what the other party wants out of a deal and then constructing a proposal that solves the other party's desires while giving you and your company a fair profit. Hopefully, transport providers can better listen to their customers and maybe the shippers and receivers can better understand a little more clearly the methods, needs and requirements of transport service providers. Some sections deal with the various foibles and methods of interacting with customers and finally producing realistic responses. A detailed section explains commercial issues of pricing and bidding, while another grasps the technical aspects of bidding work. Casual readers might find some facts or comments revealing. While technical understanding is beneficial to solving your bid response concerns, much of the physical aspect of moving freight is common sense, plus a healthy dose of geometric formulas, calculus, and trigonometry. Finding a realistic solution can sometimes get confusing because too many details get in the way. Reduce all those details to their lowest terms. Make the goal into manageable and control the commercial and technical activities. In today's world, everyone has rules and of course, transportation is no exception. Amid local, state, provincial, federal and international, but common sense makes transportation functions profitable while technical functions make for safe execution.
About the author
Marco Poisler teaches "Project Logistics" as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston's College of Technology Supply Chain & Logistics Technology Program. He is a member of UTC's Global Executive Management Team and Board of Directors. Poisler has played an integral role in UTC's establishment of strategic Global Energy & Capital Project offices around the world supporting a global supply chain. UTC Overseas specializes in designing tailored transport strategies for over-dimensional, over-weight, and specialized equipment. Born and raised in Jersey City and in a family passionate about transportation, Poisler went on to study economics at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and complete a Masters in Transportation at SUNY Maritime. Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and a working knowledge of Ukrainian, his background has informed and inspired his passion for global logistics and the exciting challenges the job brings him every day.

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