Logistics and Supply Chain Management


In our highly competitive business environment, dynamic organization can leverage on cost efficient logistics and supply chain management to increase business profitability. The Logistics and Supply Chain management course provides general and specific knowledge on logistics, procurement and supply chain principles as well as the processes involved in them.


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the strategic importance of logistic elements and describe how they affect supply chain
  • Analyze the creation of new value in the logistics and supply chain for customers, society and the
  • Understand procurement planning, sourcing process and service contract
  • Apply best practice in logistics and supply management to business to achieve reduced cost and increased profitability
  • Identify and resolve constraint in logistics and distribution channels

Target Audience

  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Business Owners
  • Supply Agents/Managers
  • Logistics Managers/Personnel
  • Transport Managers
  • Procurement Manager/Personnel
  • Warehouse Managers
  • Distribution Managers
  • Etc

Duration: 2 days

Course Content

Introduction to Logistics Management

  • Logistics Performance
  • Logistics and Customer Value
  • Competitive advantage through logistics
  • Logistics, Distribution, and Supply Chain
  • Logistics planning and strategy
  • Logistics and Customer Value
  • The Cost of Logistics
  • Constraints in Logistics Management
  • Integrated supply chain management
  • The role of depots, warehouses, and distribution centers
  • Channels of distribution
  • Modal Selection
  • Warehousing and Inventory Management
  • Storage methods
  • Warehouse design and construction
  • Inventory location
  • Packaging
  • Warehouse routines and operations
  • Inventory costs
  • Lead times
  • Inventory replenishment techniques
  • Forecasting
  • Collaborative planning and forecasting
  • Demand management
  • Services vs goods
  • Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
  • Quality control

Procurement, Sourcing, and Contract

  • Sourcing Methods and Techniques
  • Selection process
  • Procurement practice
  • Payment terms
  • Incoterms
  • Ethical sourcing
  • Tendering
  • Service contracts

Transportation Management

  • Efficient and Effective Transportation
  • Freight movement and laws
  • Transportation design
  • Traffic management
  • Estimating costs and transportation
  • Optimization of transport modes

Global Trends in Logistics

  • Global best practices in purchasing, inventory controls, and materials management
  • Logistics automation (software applications)
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • 3D printing
  • Drones
  • Online trading and exchanges


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