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Well-Planned Operational Development

Achieve your goals with well-planned operational development. Hawks Logistics, inc. helps you develop your logistics program with emphasis on strategic planning, operations, training, implementation, and measurement.

Project & Procedures

Strategic planning sets the scope for program development. This phase of development identifies what you want to accomplish and determines how you will measure those accomplishments.

Operational Development

Operations sometimes have to change due to environmental factors or simply because they are not accomplishing their goals. The strategic plan identifies the required changes and how to successfully implement them. Operational development from a "new" strategic direction is often called re-engineering.

Logistics Training


While Hawks Logistics, inc specializes in training personnel in hazardous materials transportation both domestically and internationally, we also offer courses in:

Logistics / Supply Chain / Transportation Management

  • Supply Chain Management Concepts
    This class explores the evolution of Supply Chain Management within the organization, the implementation stages and complexities of measurement. It is designed for CEOs, executives and middle managers to gain an understanding of the concept and complexities of implementation. The course length varies with the audience and the objectives determined by management.
  • Procurement / Purchasing / Sourcing
    This class is taught at whatever level the class has achieved. It too varies in length depending on the performance objectives for the given class.
  • International Purchasing
    This is an extension of the above class. Again, it is dependent on the level of the class in the performance objectives of the class.
  • Exporting
    This class depends on the countries involved.
  • Inventory Management
    This class covers the principles of inventory management.
  • Negotiation
    This class is designed to train persons to become better negotiators.
  • Quality
    This is not a specific class on any type of quality programs. It is a discussion of the types of programs that exist and how they are like, what they try to achieve, and what it takes to make them work.
  • Transportation Management
    • Air
    • Rail
    • Motor
    • Blue Water (Ocean)
    • Brown Water (River/Negotiable Waterways)
    These are all discussions of each of the modes and how the employee each in your transportation system. It can include the management and measurement of a private fleet, a transportation company or the use of transportation service providers in your business. The course and its length depends on the objectives of the training.
  • Project Management
    This is a discussion of managing a project or managing the logistics for a project depending on the scope or performance objectives. If the goal is to train personnel to be project managers, then the course is directed toward general project management.
  • Packaging
    This course can cover from the general to the specific.
  • Materials Handling
    Again, this course is designed by its objectives.
  • Logistics Specialists
    A logistics supply chain management 101 class for those frontline workers in the logistics industry. It is to give them some understanding of the “big picture” and the importance of the work and the need for quality and accuracy at their level.
  • Logistics Technicians

    A continuation of the above class for advanced understanding at the supervisor level.


  • Rail Safety
    A class designed for the first-time rail users at a factory or facility. Usually a short one-hour class.
  • On-site Safety
    • Cold Conditions
    • Hot Conditions
    • Back Safety
    • Hearing Conservation
    • Hazard Communications
    • PPE
    • Blood-borne Pathogens
    • Lead Awareness
    • Asbestos Awareness

    The above classes or to provide safety training and to prevent accidents. The combined list is directed persons who must work at various locations in various conditions. It can be a “pick-and-pack” training as needed

Hazardous Materials Transportation (Initial training and recurrent training on all subjects)

  • Domestic Transportation (49 CFR)
    • General Awareness
    • Product Identification
    • Packaging
    • Marking
    • Labeling
    • Placarding
    • Documentation
    • Security General Awareness
    • Security Plans
    This class is required by the DOT in order for a worker to participate in the transportation of hazardous materials in the United States. It is typically tailored to the materials shipped or transported by the students.
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Infectious Substances
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Hazardous Material Endorsement Preparation
  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG)
    The international rules for shipping dangerous goods/hazardous materials via water.
  • Packing a Container Transport Unit (CTU)
    This class is required by the IMDG for those who pack/stuff the containers with any hazardous materials for shipment by water.
  • International Civil Aviation Technical Instructions (ICAO) (Using the IATA dangerous goods regulations)

    The international rules for shipping dangerous goods/hazardous materials the a air. The IATA regulation is used for this course. Many companies recognize it as I audit training.

Hazardous Materials


Implementation is simply putting the change into action. Every change has to be understood by all parties involved, whether it be:

  • Developing Procedures
  • Changing Transportation Modes
  • Opening a New Warehouse or Distribution Center

Contact us to achieve successful operations and logistics.