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Logistics and Supply Chain Management

This course is currently available as E-Learning, or a private instructor-led class scheduled to suit your availabilty. You can click here to inquire further or you ask us for recommendations on similar classes.

Recommended Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Overview

The supply chain is a crucial part of any business’ success. Optimizing the flow of products and services as they are planned, sourced, made, delivered, and returned can give your business an extra competitive edge.

This course will introduce you to the basic concepts of supply chain management, including the basic flow, core models, supply chain drivers, key metrics, benchmarking techniques, and ideas for taking your supply chain to the next level.

Learning Objectives

Course Outline

  1. Course Overview
  2. Getting Started
  3. Defining the Terms
  4. Regulations and Resources
  5. The Evolution of the Supply Chain
  6. Vertical Integration Model
  7. Virtual Integration Model
  8. What’s Next?
  9. The Basic Supply Chain Structure
  10. The Links in the Supply Chain
  11. Making Connections
  12. Participants in the Supply Chain
  13. Designing Your Supply Chain
  14. The Bullwhip Effect
  15. Supply Chain Drivers
  16. Driving Success
  17. Choosing the Right Transportation Methods
  18. Making Connections
  19. Aligning Your Supply Chain with Business Strategy
  20. Identifying Your Market
  21. Making Connections
  22. Looking at Your Role
  23. Analyzing the Data
  24. Taking the Next Steps
  25. Making Connections
  26. Managing Supply Chain Risks
  27. Tracking and Evaluating Supply Chain Data
  28. Ratios and Formulas
  29. What is Benchmarking?
  30. The SCOR Model
  31. The Balanced Scorecard
  32. Supply Chain Management Dashboards
  33. Making Connections
  34. Troubleshooting Supply Chain Problems
  35. Signs of Trouble in Your Supply Chain
  36. Supply Chain Best Practices
  37. Sharing Supply Chain Activities
  38. Outsourcing, Insourcing, Offshoring, and Reshoring
  39. Third- and Fourth-Party Logistic Providers
  40. Building Partnerships within Your Supply Chain
  41. Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies
  42. What is Sustainability?
  43. Reducing the Impact on the Environment
  44. Applying Lean Techniques to the Supply Chain
  45. Lean 101
  46. Applying Lean to the Supply Chain
  47. The Future of Supply Chain Management
  48. Top Trends
  49. Making Connections
  50. Personal Action Plan
  51. Recommended Reading List
  52. Post-Course Assessment

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