In-Company Short Training Courses in Logistics Management.

Course Title: International Logistics.

The course is designed to:

Assess the key elements within physical logistics management across international supply chains and identify the latest industrial and technological developments in physical logistics practices the context of globalisation and greater moves towards e-commerce.

Course aims:

To allow student’s to examine marketing and distribution channels in the context of physical logistics and customer fulfilment and in particular within the international context of today’s complex supply chains. The module will consider the rise of e-commerce and its effects on physical logistics and fulfilment. The student will go on to learn the relevant techniques of logistics management today.

Learning outcomes – At the end of the course students will be expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of logistics management.
  • Understand the role of logistics management in a competitive environment.
  • Apply relevant logistics techniques to practical management situations.
  • Be able to map a physical logistics network and consider alternative network scenarios.
  • Appreciate the particular complexities of logistics and marketing channels in an international context.
  • Understand and assess the impact of e-commerce business strategies on the physical logistics network.

Indicative Content:

Logistics Management:

  • A definition of ‘Logistics’ and an understanding of the role of logistics in supply chains.
  • The relationship between logistics activities.
  • The importance of customer service in the provision of logistics services.
  • Logistics Network Mapping and Design.
  • The effect of new technology and e-commerce on logistics functions, inventory management, distribution centre location and transport decisions.

Warehousing & Fulfilment Centres:

  • Understanding the role of ‘stock’ and ‘stock location’.
  • Different facilities for differing distribution challenges:
    • Retail.
    • E-commerce.
    • Fulfilment.
    • Manufacturing.
    • Aftermarket operations.
  • Central vs. de-centralised stockholding.

International Distribution:

  • Marketing channel management.
  • Marketing channels in an international context.
  • Transport networks and distribution challenges.
  • Institutions in international distribution the concept of ‘Freight’ vs. ‘Transport’.
  • The relationship between trading and transport channels Intermediaries in international transport and logistics:
    • Freight Forwarders
    • Brokers
    • Shipping Agents.

Risk Management relating to Physical Logistics:

  • Trading Terms and transfer of ownership in international supply chains – Incoterms 2010®
  • International conventions with regard to the carriage of goods by Road, Sea, Inland Waterways, Rail and Air.
  • Warehousing risk and liabilities.

Further reading:

The course will identify and cover in full detailed learning outcomes required for assessment purposes. However, if you wish to read further in order to supplement your learning and cement your understanding of the course, content, aims, and purposes, we recommend the following book(s):

The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management – John Oxley.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management – Martin Christopher.

Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management – John Mangan.