培训班先后到达了纽约、华盛顿、芝加哥、俄克拉荷马、休斯敦、洛杉矶六个城市 , 共访问了美国联邦政府交通 部、俄克拉荷马州商务厅和油气资源管理委员会、休斯敦市政府等 4 个政府机构 ; 美国物流与运输协会、美国石油协会等 5 个行业协会 ; CHEVRON 、 DEVON 、加拿大铁路运输公司等 7 个企业 ; CATOOSA 港、休斯顿港、洛杉矶长滩港等 3 个港务局。
培训主要通过以下方式进行：一是走访美国有关的政府机构和知名石油石化商业协会 , 了解中美贸易政策、相关的法律法规。二是走访美国知名石油石化企业 , 学习国外跨国公司的先进管理经验和经营理念。三是通过对港口、码头、铁 路设施和自由贸易区的现场考察 , 以提高学员们对物流设施及流程的感性认识。四是请美国物流协会资深物流专家 Steve Hawks 以集中授课的形式给学员讲授物流与供应链的管理和危险物品运输相关课程。此外 , 还利用一天时间参加在休斯敦举 办的 2008 年 OTC 会议。
The American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) organized a twenty-eight days training program in the U.S. for a group of twenty-five top international trade managers from nine departments of Sinopec. The International Trade and Logistics Management program lasted from April 16th to May 13th, 2008.
The training program brought the Sinopec group to important international commerce cities of New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Oklahoma City, Houston and Los Angeles. They had visited four government agencies; the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Oil and Resources Management Committee of Oklahoma and Houston City Government. They also visited five associations including American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) and American Petroleum Institute (API). The group visited CHEVRON, DEVON, CN Rail and four other enterprises. They also visited the port authorities of Port of CATOOSA, Port of Houston and Port of Long Beach in Los Angeles.
AST&L organized the program in such a way to enable the participants to learn from different aspects. Firstly, the group visited related government agencies and famous oil and petrochemical industry associations to understand the commercial policies and regulations of China and U.S. Secondly, they visited famous enterprises to learn advanced management experiences and ideas from multinational companies. Thirdly, we enhanced the students’ understanding of logistics facilities and processes by personally visiting the ports, piers, railway facilities. Fourthly, we invited Mr. Steve Hawks, AST&L’s petrochemical logistics expert, to teach courses related to the management of logistics and supply chain and the transportation of hazardous goods. Furthermore, the Sinopec group spent one day attending the 2008 Off-Shore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.
The students spoke highly of this training program and they also offer positive suggestions for future programs.