Logistics Management


Course Objectives

Logistics management is an essential function governing the flow of goods through a supply chain. This course, delivered in association with the UK-based Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), brings you up to date with the latest logistics models and practices. The course’s main focus is on the optimization of transport, warehouse and inventory management activities. In addition, it covers the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) framework for managing logistics key performance indicators.

Who Should Attend?

Logistics professionals at all levels of the organization. In addition, this course is ideal for those seeking to complement their supply chain and logistics experience with the latest theoretical knowledge in the field in preparation for assuming a higher position at their organization.

Course Outline

  • Logistics trends and practices

    • Logistics overview
    • Logistics, supply chain and the organization
    • Strategic, tactical and operational elements of logistics
    • Sustainable logistics
    • Concepts in logistics
      • 3rd Party Logistics (3PL)
      • 4th Party Logistics (4PL)
    • ​Transport management
      • Objectives of transport management
      • Costs associated with transport management
      • Transportation modes and types
      • Efficient and effective transportation
      • Matching the strategic service level
      • Drawing transportation routes
      • Managing cubing of cargo
      • Considerations for international transportation
      • Working with Incoterms 2010
    • ​Warehousing operations
      • Warehousing network design
      • Configuration of warehousing space
      • Value adding activities
        • Stockpiling, spot stocking and assortments
        • Cross docking, break bulking and consolidation
        • Mixing, postponement and assembly-to-order
      • Warehouse activity profiling
      • Warehousing cost calculation
      • Sustainable warehousing practices
    • Inventory management
      • Materials management scope
      • Objectives of materials management
      • Inventory types and classification
      • Materials management challenges
      • Material replenishment strategies
    • Logistics and performance management
      • The SCOR framework
      • Identifying high level SCOR metrics
      • Customizing low level SCOR metrics
      • Managing targets
      • Initiative for performance improvement
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