Are you looking for a particular type of training that’s not on our schedule?

We can collaborate with you to create a unique programme that contains all the answers to your questions about operating successfully in the African downstream energy market.

Our highly experienced trainers are able to create theoretical, practical and interactive training courses to build your team’s capacity. Our wide-ranging expertise covers Africa and global trading, operations, supply chain, LNG, shipping, finance and more.

We can also run any of our regular courses in-house or for you or to any location you choose or online, saving you time, money and travel.

Our areas of expertise :

  • Fundamentals of Oil Trading
  • Oil Trading Risk Management
  • Oil Trading and Operations
  • Product Supply Chain Challenges
  • LNG
  • Price Structures
  • Freight Markets
  • Demurrage

Solving Oil Product Supply Chain Challenges

This five day course will cover and discuss the following topics:

  • Assessment of the Market
    – International & African market developments
    – A focus on African oil product supply & demand
    – Oil market infrastructure in Africa
    – Key market players & strategies in Africa
    – Most common supply chains
  • Supply Chain Strength
    – Supply & demand balancing
    – Volume vs margin
    – Demand planning
    – Inventory optimisation
    – Knowing your costs, capacity and capability
    – Risk assessment
    – Scheduling and replenishment planning
    – Profitability analysis
  • Supply Planning – Product Sourcing
    – Manufacturing : How each product is made / Key product specs & what in influences them
    – Introduction to refinery margins
    – Imports: pricing and freight : Price references, base quotes & value of premia-discounts / Pricing mechanisms / Introduction to world scale, premia & shipping freight
    – Imports:  contractual terms / CIF, CFR, FOB, DET / Title risk / Demurage / Quality & Quantity
    – Optimal Sourcing
  • Sales and Operations Planning
    – Purpose & value
    – Key process ingredients
    – Ownership & stakeholders
    – Key activities
    – Design & work flow
    – IT and information sharing
    – Metrics & KPIs
    – Linkage to business & strategic planning
    – Roll up to global S&OP
  • Strategic Impact
    – Supply chain SWOT
    – Competitor analysis
    – Customer value proposition
    – Portfolio concept
  • Case Study/Simulation
    – Gap analysis
    – Building a benefits case

Your Course Consultant: Bruce Hutchison, Business and Training consultant

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