Onsite Seminar

Logistics and Transportation

Introduction to Logistics and Transportation Operations Concepts and Practices

This program is an overview of logistics and transportation concepts and their roles in creating overall supply chain value. Discover tools and technologies to enable superior domestic and global logistics and transportation operations. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls in supply chain relationships and achieve true collaboration.

Who Should Attend

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

You Will Learn
  • Key principles of logistics and transportation operations
  • The role of logistics and transportation in creating overall supply chain value
  • How to increase your influence in supply chain management
  • Special challenges involved in global supply chain management and how to address them
  • How to avoid common pitfalls in supply chain relationships
  • How to achieve true supply chain collaboration within your organization and between partner organizations
Course Outline
  1. Transportation
    1. Overview of transportation in the economy and the supply chain; Key decisions that need to be made; Modal choice; Transportation and terminology; Unique cost elements
    2. Tools and technologies for carrier selection, transportation management and continuous improvement
    3. Advanced topics to include identifying core problems in transportation management, and developing skills to increase your effectiveness in transportation operations
  2. Logistics
    1. Overview of breadth of logistics activities and operations; Key decisions that need to be made, including roles and responsibilities; Terminology and pricing of logistics services
    2. Forms of outsourcing and related special programs; Sourcing third party logistics; Logistics network design and management; Best practices in managing third party logistics programs; Collaboration and information-sharing opportunities and Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment; Advanced logistics techniques such as postponement, merge-in-transit and milk runs; Tools and technologies to enable superior logistics operations
    3. How to achieve trust and collaboration with third-party providers and other supply chain partners. Experiential exercises that drive home the concepts will be used.
  3. International Logistics and Transportation
    1. Role of logistics and transportation in total landed cost evaluations and global sourcing initiatives and winning strategies in international logistics
    2. New security requirements post-9/11 including Operation Safe Commerce, known shipper rules, advance manifests, denied party screening and others; Strategies to manage potential supply disruptions
    3. How to achieve global supply chain success, the role of domestic and global politics influence on corporate activities and how to increase your influence in global supply chain effectiveness
  4. Sourcing transportation services
  5. Case studies and hands-on exercises used throughout the program
  6. Reference materials, Web site, glossary of terms and articles for future reference are provided