Your one-off export contract has turned into a steady stream of export orders.
You now have to begin managing the export activities in your firm in
earnest. This means applying management principles to your firm's export
activities. Some of these (such as a SWOT analysis and the export readiness
checker) you have already used. But management is about more than this.
Below we have listed a number of management sources and tools that you
can turn to in order to improve your management skills:
ITRISA - the International Trade Institute of Southern Africa) offers a wide
range of export training offerings to organisations wishing to develop or enhance
their international business capabilities. ITRISA is registered with the Department
of Education and with the Council on Higher Education (CHE) which is the SAQA-mandated
quality assurance body for the higher education sector in South Africa. ITRISA
offers short-courses in various export management areas, as well as more comprehensive
three-year export diploma.
WESGRO - Wesgro runs an Exporter Development Programme
(EDP) for the Western Cape. The purpose of the Exporter Development Programme
(EDP) is to contribute to increased exports and provide sustainable access to
global markets for Western Cape businesses.
JCCI - The Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry offers a comprehensive
export management training programme that will help companies enter export markets