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Actividad de aprendizaje 19

Evidencia 7: 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:

PRIMER MOMENTO: 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.

SEGUNDO MOMENTO: SUSTENTACIÓN Y PRODUCCIÓN ORAL


1. Revise constantemente los anuncios de la plataforma para obtener
información de fecha y hora del encuentro sincrónico al que usted asistirá
para completar el segundo momento de la presente evidencia. Dicho
encuentro contará con la participación de dos aprendices más
seleccionados previamente por el instructor.

2. Asista a un encuentro sincrónico con el instructor y 2 aprendices más, y


sustente las respuestas dadas en el taller. El instructor realizará hasta
cuatro (4) preguntas por aprendiz. Recuerde aplicar las pautas de
pronunciación trabajadas durante todo el programa, así como las reglas de
acentuación, gramática y uso de collocations.

3. Realice tres preguntas a cada uno de sus compañeros y responda las


pregunta que le realicen.

En caso de tener dudas relacionadas con la participación en una


videoconferencia, se recomienda consultar el video: ¿Cómo unirse a una
sesión virtual de Blackboard Collaborate?, ubicado en el botón Tutoriales
del menú del programa de formación.

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.

 Puede interactuar fácil y espontáneamente con hablantes nativos.


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"

What does logistics management imply?

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


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

Specify the main function of a qualified logistician

Specify the responsabilities of professional logisticians

2. In the previous text, there are 29 underlined words; take them out in a list
and classify them according to their syllable stress using the next chart. Add
as many rows as necessary.
Stress on the Stress on the last Stress on the Stress on the ante-
first syllable syllable penultimate syllable penultimate syllable

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 (.mp4) making the
presentation.

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)
4. Download, from the complementary material file, the article: How to
Compare Six Sig, Lean and the Theory of Constraints. Then, read it very
carefully. After that, prepare a PowerPoint (.ppt) presentation following the
next outline:

IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS:
a. Six Sigm
i. Theory
ii. Aplication guidelines
iii. Focus
b. Lean thinking
i. Theory
ii. Aplication guidelines
iii. Focus
c. Theory of constraints
i. Theory
ii. Aplication guidelines
iii. Focus
d. Similarities and differences between the improvement programs.
e. Obstacles to the improvement methodologies

Finally, record yourself on a video (.mp4) making the presentation.