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International Agri-Professional Development Institute (IADI) Transportation and Logistics Workshop
August 20 – 21, 2019
Hilton Minneapolis Airport, Minneapolis MN

The IADI Transportation and Logistics Professional Development Workshop focuses on developing professional understanding of the processes involved in transporting commodities and products from the producers to the processors and to the end users. The workshop will focus on:

  • Understanding Transportation, Logistics and Supply-Chain Functions
  • Commodity Flows, Spatial Analysis and Rate Structures of:
  • Truck
  • Rail (bulk and intermodal)
  • Barge
  • Ocean (bulk and container)
  • The Role and Function of Shipper Associations
  • Monitoring freight through CRM Systems

Our goal is to provide each participant with an understanding of transportation and logistics principles, market fundamentals and strategy alternatives to make a measurably greater contribution to your company and organization. Each student will gain an understanding of market structures and impacts, plus the importance of each link in the value chain. Students can begin to immediately incorporate this new-found knowledge into day-to-day job responsibilities.

Who should attend

Anyone in the commodity and product supply-chain who, whether they trade, manage, monitor or have oversight of freight, who is new to, or needs to know more about the responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain
  • Cross-country trucking
  • Barge Trading
  • Merchandising
  • Finance/Auditing in Commodity and Agribusiness
  • Commodity and Ingredient Purchasing
  • Other aspects of commodity transportation

This workshop is a great opportunity to get a comprehensive overview of the transportation and logistics industry.



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