Logistics and Transportation Management

About the Course

Name: Logistics and Transportation Management

Code: PSCO-104

Sectors: Procurement & Supply Chain Operations

  Date   Days   Venue   Fees
15 - 19 Aug 2022 5 Dubai, UAE $3,950 BOOK NOW
19 - 23 Nov 2022 5 Malaysia $4,950 BOOK NOW


Effective logistics and transportation management keeps a company’s supply chain running smoothly. With successful transportation execution, inventory can be kept lean and can be moved in and out of a warehouse quickly and efficiently. This improves warehouse efficiency, reduces overall lead time and saves money on storage. Supply chain disruptions can be costly while hurting customer satisfaction and loyalty. Creating effective inventory flow through transportation avoids damage caused by the disruption.

This training course is designed to provide participants 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.


At the end of the training course, participants will be able to:

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

Training Methodology

The training course is designed to be interactive and participatory, and includes various learning tools to enable the participants to operate effectively and efficiently in a multifunctional environment. The course will use lectures and presentations, exercises, experiential and exposure to real world problems and policy choices confronting delegates.


Day 01

  • 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)

Day 02

  • 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

Day 03

  • 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

Day 04

  •  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

Day 05

  • 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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