LOGISTICS@HOME

With so many children home during the COVID-19 crisis we decided to sit down and think about how to constructively help parents keep their little ones minds occupied. Stemming from the minds of some of our colleagues with younger children at home, the LOGISTICS@HOME series has been created, tested, and refined to give kids 6-10 a fun, and at times challenging, introduction to the field of logistics, the supply chain, shipping, ports, and parcel operations.

Designed to reinforce core learning skills: reading, writing, maths, geography, and problem solving - each "Print at Home" module will take your kids through a series of worksheets and exercises that will both introduce them to the topic of the module as well as help them to understand it in a fun way that reinforces the core learning skills.

Module 01 - What is the Supply Chain is now available in English and German. If you'd like a specific language, reach out to us and we'll see what we can do.

Modules 02-06 will follow - fill out the form below to join our mailing list to be notified when they're ready for download!

 


MODULE 01­


­What is the Supply Chain

Trade is facilitated via supply chains. A supply chain represents the physical, and conceptual, flow of resources between a point of origin, a supplier, and the point of destination, a customer as well as the infrastructure and resources needed to physically move those goods.

Within the supply chain, there exists multiple steps whereby raw resources (e.g., timber, oil, minerals, etc.) are manufactured into finished goods, or products. These finished products are then shipped to the end customers. Most trade supply chains now span the globe with many of the products you are using right now being produced in countries on the opposite side of the world before being shipped to you.

Learning Skills: Reading, Writing, Spelling, Addition, Subtraction, Geography, Problem Solving.
Fun Skills: Coloring, Word Find, Math Pyramids, Mazes.


Module 01 - English


Filetype: PDF
File Size: 1.53 MB


Module 01 - German


Filetype: PDF
File Size: 1.53 MB

Upcoming Modules

We're working on more great LOGISTICS@HOME content to expand your child's understanding of how things are moved around the world. Fill out the form below to join our mailing list to be notified when they're ready for download! Below is a preview of things to come.


A supplier will ship raw resources to a manufacturer, often in bulk. Once received, manufacturers the world over convert those raw materials into goods that are either steps on their way to be a finished product, for example, an individual part in a bicycle, or a finished good like a plastics toy.

  • Module 02 - What is Shipping?

    These finished goods are often then packed into a shipping container before being dispatched to a port to be loaded onto a ship and sailed around the world.

  • Module 03 - Ports are Busy Places

    When a ship arrives at its destination port, the container is unloaded and usually stored for a few days before leaving the port. Ports are busy places with lots of moving parts, equipment, and people.

  • Module 04 - The Inland Connection

    Trains are the most efficient ways to move goods overland. This form of logistics is called intermodal logistics but trucks too serve an important role.

  • Module 05 - How are Packages Shipped?

    Finished goods are stored in special warehouses before being sent to stores. In the case of online shopping, or e-commerce, goods are stored in fulfillment centers before being shipped to end customers as parcels by a delivery company.

  • Module 06 - The Role of Computers?

    The complexity of logistics can be modeled, analyzed, visualized, and optimized by dedicated software systems. As computers have become more powerful, they've taken over many of the tasks involved in logistics.


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