In-Company Short Training Courses in Logistics Management.

Course Title: Logistics Systems & Techniques.

The course is designed to:

Provide a sound understanding of the key components and issues in logistics systems. It covers the tools and techniques used to develop and assess operational efficiency in the overall and component structures of the supply chain.

Course aims:

To develop an understanding of the key components of logistics systems, appreciate the interacting relationships and provide techniques for the analysis of operational practice in the supply chain.

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

  • To understand the key components and issues within logistics systems.
  • To be able to analyse and describe the key measures of performance within logistics operations.
  • To appreciate the impact and use of information technology on the management of logistics operations.
  • To recognise and use the tools and techniques used in logistics management.
  • To be able to apply the relevant technique to resolve logistics problems effectively.

Indicative Content:

Logistical Systems:

  • The components & importance of logistics.
  • Organisations in logistics systems.
  • Production planning and Material Requirements Planning (MRP).
  • Inventory management and Economic Order Quantity (EOQ).
  • Activities and decisions in warehousing and the use of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS).
  • Choice of transport mode and the use of Distribution Resource Planning (DRP).
  • Transport decisions.
  • Vehicle routing and scheduling and the use of Transport Management Systems (TMS).
  • Logistics performance measures and ERP.
    • Costing in logistics.
    • Customer service in logistics.
    • Logistics and information.
  • Impacts of Information Communication Technology (ICT) on┬áthe supply chain.


  • The theory and practice of optimisation, simulation and queuing.
  • Practical application of logistic techniques to vehicle scheduling, warehouse design and location.

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):

Introduction to Logistics Systems Management – G. Ghiani, G. Laporte & R. Musmanno.