Transport and Logistics Management

Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Course Overview

Transport and Logistics Management improves the efficiency of each department within a business by streamlining its operations and costs and therefore increasing its profitability. The programme in Strategic Logistics Management covers all aspects of strategic logistics management: From theories to strategies and operational guidelines, emphasising the impact of this discipline on customer service, transportation, warehousing, order processing, purchasing, importing and exporting

Course Objectives

  • Logistic roles in the economy and company
  • Supply chain management
  • Customer service
  • Financial impact of inventory
  • Inventory management
  • Managing material flow
  • The logistics-manufacturing interface
  • Transportation and transportation strategies
  • Computer technology and traffic management
  • Warehousing
  • Materials handling, computerisation and packaging
  • Procurement procedures
  • Global logistics strategies
  • Importance of an effective logistics organisation
  • Measurement and control of the performance of the logistics function
  • The strategic logistics plan

Course Outline

Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management

  • Introduction to supply chain and logistics management
  • Current supply chain strategies
  • Customer service and logistics
  • Channels of distribution
  • Planning framework for logistics
  • Logistics management and organisation

Inventory Management Supply Chains

  • Inventory flows and supply chains
  • Forms of inventory and their role
  • Inventory as buffer islands in a supply stream
  • Demand amplification and distortion
  • Setting and measuring the effectiveness of inventory
  • Planning and forecasting
  • Collaborative approaches to optimisation

Outsourcing Trends and Best Practice

  • Outsourcing operations and services
  • Value added services
  • Key drivers for outsourcing
  • The selection process
  • Outsourcing management
  • Managing the 3PL relationship
  • Detailed metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Freight Transport Industry - Introduction and Development

  • Economics, environment and policy
    • Effect of trade deregulation on industrial development
    • Global sourcing, industry relocation and its impact on transportation requirement
    • Globalisation and energy efficiency
    • The environment and CO2 emissions
    • The World Trade Organisation process and quota regimes
  • Legislation, authorities and the regulatory environment
  • Issues

Freight Transport Industry - Road, Rail, Air and Sea Transport

  • Transport characteristics
    • Road
    • Rail
    • Air
    • Sea
  • Pressures on the industry
    • Social
    • Security
    • Environmental
  • Forecasting transportation demand
  • Port and terminal capacity
  • Current and future trends

Warehouse and Distribution Centre Design

  • Outsourcing of warehouse operations
  • Warehouse location planning
  • Operations - order picking
  • Operations - packaging
  • Warehouse design and fittings
    • Storage systems –manual and automated
    • Combined storage and order fulfilment systems
    • Sortation systems
    • Warehouse layouts and material flow
    • Control systems
  • The green influence
    • Building and utilities
    • Storage
    • Material handling
    • Monitoring overall energy and carbon usage
    • Distribution transport
    • Waste management
  • e-fulfillment (B2C)

Key Issues for Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management

  • Developments impacting on the supply chain
  • Logistics processes
  • Logistics network planning
  • Inventory and the integrated supply chain
    • Problems with traditional approaches to inventory planning
    • New inventory requirements
    • The lead-time gap
    • Inventory and time
    • Inventory planning for manufacturing
    • Inventory planning for retailing
    • Best practice
    • Reverse logistics

Information Communications Technology and Supply Chains

  • Supply chain and IT strategy
  • The role of supply chain systems in business change
  • Transaction systems
  • Planning systems
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • ASP, outsourcing and security
  • Transport management systems
  • Supply co-ordination and warehousing systems
  • Implementation
  • IT and process mapping tool

Performance Measurement and Improvement - Optimisation Strategies

  • Background to logistics and supply chain management
  • Modelling techniques in logistics and supply chain management
  • Review of logistics and supply chain performance indicators
  • Analytical performance and benchmarking techniques
  • Current issues in supply chain performance and optimisation
Study Online


1 Week Face to Face Classes


2 Week Face to Face Classes


Course Features
  • 8 Weeks Online
  • 1-2 Weeks Classes
  • Certified

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