Logistics and Transport Management

ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

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Who should attend

Purchasing and supply professionals and others seeking an introduction to logistics, transportation concepts and applications.

About the course

Effective management of the flow of materials throughout an organization’s supply chain is of critical importance. In this program you will learn how to:

  • Utilize modern purchasing management techniques
  • Sharpen your negotiation skills
  • Manage inventories in a more productive manner
  • Improve control over warehouse and transportation operations

Course Objectives

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

  • Examine the most effective purchasing practices
  • Learn new trends in supplier management
  • Gain greater insight into the negotiation process
  • Study the use of negotiation techniques
  • Develop a strategy to better manage inventories
  • Examine inventory reduction techniques
  • Explore new methods and technologies in warehousing
  • Analyze the function of transportation management
  • Have ability to obtain desired outcomes in negotiations
  • Increased recognition by the organization due to improved performance

Course Outline

Managing the Purchasing Function

  • The 10 steps of purchasing
  • Buyer skills development
  • Objectives of supply chain management
  • Supplier location and selection
  • Types of contracts and purchase orders
  • Supplier management
  • Quality assurance
  • Remedies for non-performance

Negotiation Skills Development

  • Foundations of successful negotiations
  • Overcoming difficulties in negotiations
  • The impact of ethics
  • Sharpening your skills
  • Establishing negotiating goals
  • Effective negotiating strategies
  • Effective negotiating techniques
  • Moving from confrontation to cooperation

Inventory Management

  • Inventory management systems
  • Establishing inventory levels
  • Supplier managed inventory
  • Consignment inventory
  • Just in time inventory management
  • Obtaining the benefits of standardization
  • Utilizing ABC analysis
  • Inventory management effectiveness measures

Managing Warehouse Operations

  • Warehouse functions
  • Utilizing warehouse systems
  • Warehouse layout
  • Inventory accuracy and cycle counting
  • Bar coding identification systems
  • Radio frequency identification systems
  • Improving warehousing productivity
  • Overcoming barriers to performance

Managing Transportation Operations

  • Correct application of Incoterms
  • Air carrier selection criteria
  • Ocean carrier selection criteria
  • Obtaining insurance coverage
  • Managing truck delivery operations
  • Utilizing modern tracking technology
  • Effective use of consolidation
  • Measuring transportation performance

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

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Logistics and Transport Management at ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

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