Logistics Management & Supply Chain (Integrated Global Perspective)

Workshop dates:

Johannesburg:  For future dates email customerservice@norcazacademy.co.za
Durbanville, Cape Town: For future dates email customerservice@norcazacademy.co.za
Durban: For future dates email customerservice@norcazacademy.co.za

Course Fee: 

Single: R7,800.00 (R8,892.00 incl. VAT)
Group Bookings for 3 Delegates or more:  R7,000.00 (R7,980.00 incl. VAT) per delegate – T&C’s apply

In-House Training sessions: available on request – send an e-mail with specifications to admin@norcazacademy.co.za

This course in NQF aligned and cover the following unit standards:

Logistics Management: U/S 113835
Distribution Management: 336703
Supply Chain Management: US 11273 / 119345
Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain: 336742

Introduction

Managing and securing the movement of goods as well as essential control thereof from supplier to customer has become an ever increasing need within companies across the globe. Supply chain, distribution and logistics management are integral in contributing towards the profitability of any organisation.

All elements of distribution, supply chain and logistics management will be covered, including physical distribution, warehouse selection, material handling, packaging, order fulfilment, customer service, inventory management, receiving, production stores, and returned goods.

This programme will further ensure that delegates get a general understanding of the supply chain and logistics framework which includes: the planning, procurement, pricing, stock management and distribution / logistics and is designed to help apply the principles and techniques associated with these areas of knowledge.

This integrated programme further aims to provide delegates with a wide-range of competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation and understanding of the logistics, distribution and supply chain management principles. Delegates would be able to make decisions in the context of a logistics organisation, analyse relevant information and produce resourceful responses to specific problems in the world of logistics and distribution.

The programme is developed to provide delegates with an insight into the micro- and macro-economic environment in which logistics and distribution companies function and will provide delegates with an understanding of general management, distribution principles and specific logistic management principles.

Delegates will have the opportunity to undertake investigations into the supply chain, distribution and logistics fields, and will assist with the gathering and interpretation of relevant information and effective communication within the industry.

Who should attend?

Any person working in a logistics, distribution and SCM related environment who would like to obtain a better understanding of all the key issues for global supply chain, distribution and logistics management, such as:

  • Logistics
  • Warehousing
  • Transport
  • Distribution
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Purchasing
  • Clearing and Freight forwarding

This programme is not aimed at executive level.

This programme is NQF aligned and include the following unit standards:

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME
Integrated Global Supply Chain, Distribution and Logistics Management

  • Introduction to supply chain, distribution and logistics management
  • Current supply chain strategies
  • Customer service and logistics
  • Channels of distribution
  • Planning framework for logistics and distribution
  • Logistics management and organisation

Inventory Management Supply Chains

  • Inventory flows and supply chains
  • Forms of inventory and their role
  • Inventory as buffer islands in a supply stream
  • Demand amplification and distortion
  • Setting and measuring the effectiveness of inventory
  • Planning and forecasting

Outsourcing Trends and Best Practice

  • Outsourcing operations and services
  • Value added services
  • Key drivers for outsourcing
  • The selection process
  • Outsourcing management
  • Managing the 3PL relationship
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Logistics Processes

  • Logistics risks and insurance
  • Risk management tools
  • Agents and principals
  • What are 3PL and 4PL solutions and risk profile
  • The tender process

Freight Transport Industry – Introduction and Development

  • Economics
    *  Global sourcing, industry relocation and its impact on transportation requirement
    *  The world Trade Organisation process and quota regimes
  • Legislation, authorities and the regulatory environment

Freight Transport Industry – Road, Rail, Air and Sea Transport

  • Transport characteristics
    *  Road
    *  Rail
    *  Air
    *  Sea
  • Pressures on the industry
    *  Social
    *  Security
    *  Environmental
  • Forecasting transportation demand
  • Port and terminal capacity
  • Current and future trends

Warehouse and Distribution Centre Design

  • Outsourcing of warehouse operations
  • Warehouse location planning
  • Operations – order picking
  • Operations – packaging
  • Warehouse design and fittings
    *  Storage systems – manual and automated
    *  Combined storage and order fulfilment systems
    *  Sortation systems
    *  Warehouse layouts and material flow
    *  Control systems

Key Issues for Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management

  • Developments impacting on the supply chain
  • Logistics network planning
  • Inventory and the integrated supply chain
    *  Problems with traditional approaches to inventory planning
    *  New inventory requirements
    *  The lead-time gap
    *  Inventory and time
    *  Inventory planning for manufacturing
    *  Inventory planning for retailing

Information Communications Technology and Supply Chains

  • Supply chain and IT strategy
  • The role of supply chain systems in business change
  • Transaction systems
  • Planning systems
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • ASP, outsourcing and security
  • Transport management systems
  • Supply co-ordination and warehousing systems
  • Implementation
  • IT and process mapping tool

Performance Measurement and Improvement – Optimisation Strategies

  • Review of logistics and supply chain performance indicators
  • Analytical performance and benchmarking techniques
  • Current issues in supply chain performance and optimisation
       
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