Logistics and Supply Chain Fundamentals (1-Month)

Course Overview:

The Logistics and Supply Chain Fundamentals course is a condensed 1-month program designed to introduce participants to the essential principles and concepts of logistics and supply chain management. The curriculum focuses on providing a broad understanding of the key components and processes involved in effectively managing the flow of goods and services within a supply chain.

Course Objectives:

Introduce participants to the basic concepts and terminology of logistics and supply chain management.

Familiarize participants with the different stages and functions within a typical supply chain.

Provide an overview of transportation, warehousing, and inventory management practices.

Understand the importance of demand forecasting and planning for efficient supply chain operations.

Examine the role of technology and digital tools in modern logistics management.

Course Outline:

Module 1:

Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Definition and significance of logistics and supply chain management.

Key components and stages of a supply chain.

Module 2:

Supply Chain Functions and Processes.

Procurement and sourcing.

Production and manufacturing.

Distribution and delivery.

Module 3:

Transportation in Supply Chain.

Overview of transportation modes (road, rail, air, sea).

Freight and cargo handling.

Last-mile delivery challenges.

Module 4:

Warehousing and Inventory Management.

Warehousing operations and layout.

Inventory control and optimization techniques.

Just-in-time (JIT) inventory management.

Module 5:

Demand Forecasting and Planning.

Basics of demand forecasting.

Inventory planning and order fulfillment.

Managing supply chain variability.

Module 6:

Introduction to Supply Chain Technology.

Role of technology in logistics and supply chain management.

Basic overview of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Transportation Management Systems (TMS).


The course will include quizzes, practical exercises, and a final assessment to gauge participants’ understanding of the topics covered during the 1-month program.