Logistics Management

  • Duration: 2 days

Course Methodology

In this training course, we will use exercises as well as regional and international case studies. Participants will frequently work in pairs with one another and in larger teams.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize modern supply chain and logistics trends as a basis for sustainable performance
  • Employ qualitative and quantitative material forecasting techniques for a streamlined logistical operation
  • Develop go-to-market strategies for different product categories based on associated supply risk and financial impact of each
  • Describe the role of transportation in logistics and identify opportunities for operational improvement
  • Identify the role of warehousing, focusing on operational throughput and performance optimization
  • Apply Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) framework to manage strategic, operational and tactical facets of logistics

Target Audience

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.

Target Competencies

  • Supply chain management
  • Enhancing customer value
  • Warehouse design
  • Warehouse operation
  • Inventory management
  • Transportation management

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
      • Make-to-stock
      • Make-to-order
      • Assemble-to-order
      • Design-to-order
      • Design for the supply chain
      • Design for the environment
  • Logistics and performance management
    • The SCOR framework
    • Identifying high-level SCOR metrics
    • Customizing low-level SCOR metrics
    • Managing targets
    • Initiative for performance improvement