English for Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain

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English for logistics experts, procurement managers, and supply chain experts

Like many other professions, professionals working in logistics, supply chain, and purchasing and procurement have their own terminology. Speaking English at work in these professions requires a thorough knowledge of the very special English vocabulary used in supply chain, logistics and purchasing and procurement. At Nations, our role as English language training and communication experts is to help you communicate your subject-related expertise and knowledge confidently and in appropriate English. Since the heart of the Nations Total English for Business programme is one-to-one training, it is always tailored to suit your individual learning needs. In addition, our trainers can integrate special English vocabulary and logistics, supply chain and/or purchasing and procurement terminology that specifically address your demand for special English in these areas, thus meeting all your needs to improve your English at work. We encourage you to bring your job-specific materials with you. These will be integrated into your individual classes with complete confidentiality.

English for Logistics, supply chain, purchasing and procurement – possible areas for special English learning:

  • Process model
  • Purchasing principles
  • Defining specifications
  • Supplier information
  • Contracts
  • Order management cycle
  • E-procurement
  • S.W. O. T. analysis
  • Supply chain principles
  • Outsourcing
  • CRM
  • Distribution and transport
  • Stock control and warehouse management
  • Packaging
  • Negotiation
  • Dealing with numbers, facts and figures

One-to-one training is balanced with focus on the following, according to specific needs of

Core language skills such as:

  • structures, word order
  • enhanced listening
  • using basic and complex tenses
  • overview of grammar points
  • accuracy work
  • fixed phrases
  • idiomatic language and colloquialism
  • pronunciation
  • intonation
  • precise writing skills
  • word families

Core communication skills such as:

  • meetings
  • conference calls
  • presentations
  • planning
  • reviewing
  • negotiating
  • managing people and teams
  • socialising and relationship building
  • e-mailing
  • writing reports
  • talking about your job and company
To find out more, contact us