Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management


The Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management training program provides participants a foundational understanding of the key concepts, principles, and processes involved in managing logistics and supply chain activities. This comprehensive program covers transportation, inventory management, warehousing, procurement, and distribution.


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the training, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the role and importance of logistics and supply chain management in modern business operations.
  2. Describe the components and functions of a typical supply chain, including sourcing, production, transportation, warehousing, and distribution.
  3. Identify key logistics activities and processes, such as inventory management, order fulfillment, and transportation planning.
  4. Analyze the impact of logistics decisions on business performance, including cost reduction, customer satisfaction, and competitive advantage.
  5. Apply basic logistics and supply chain management principles to improve efficiency, reliability, and responsiveness within an organization.



  1. Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Definition of logistics and supply chain management
    • Evolution and importance of supply chain management
  2. Logistics Functions and Processes
    • Transportation management
    • Inventory management and control
    • Warehousing and distribution
  3. Supply Chain Network Design
    • Sourcing and procurement strategies
    • Production planning and scheduling
    • Demand forecasting and inventory optimization
  4. Transportation Management
    • Modes of transportation (road, rail, air, sea)
    • Carrier selection and routing
    • Freight forwarding and logistics service providers
  5. Inventory Management
    • Types of inventories (raw materials, work-in-progress, finished goods)
    • Inventory control methods (ABC analysis, Just-in-Time, EOQ)
    • Inventory accuracy and cycle counting



  1. Warehousing and Distribution
  • Warehouse design and layout
  • Order picking and packing processes
  • Cross-docking and consolidation
  1. Procurement and Supplier Management
  • Strategic sourcing and vendor selection
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Contract negotiation and management
  1. Supply Chain Integration and Collaboration
  • Information sharing and visibility
  • Collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR)
  • Supply chain coordination and synchronization
  1. Logistics Performance Measurement
    • Key performance indicators (KPIs) for logistics and supply chain management
    • Performance benchmarking and continuous improvement
  2. Emerging Trends in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable logistics practices
  • Digitalization and technology adoption
  • Globalization and supply chain resilience


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