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Strategic Logistics: Planning and Management

Program Objectives:

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Discover the strong link between an organization logistics strategy and its competitive advantage.
  • Understand the challenges of managing logistics and supply chains.
  • Develop a customer-focused orientation in managing logistics.
  • Identify the performance drivers of supply chains and their impact on responsiveness and efficiency.
  • Outline the major network designs and match the best design with an organization competitive strategy to create a responsive chain.
  • Evaluate the impact of logistics strategies on profitability
  • This Program is designed for:

    Logistics and supply chain planners and managers, as well as mid-level managers in any of the professions within logistics; such as, procurement, inventory, operations, and marketing among others.

    Program Outline:

    Importance of Logistics and Supply
    Chain Management
    Logistics and Supply Chain
    Performance Drivers
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Managemen
    t (SCM) Awareness
  • Evolution of Logistics and the Role of the
    Logistics Service Provider
  • Why the Supply Chain Is the Value Chain
  • Establishing Competitive Advantage through
    Logistics and SCM
  • Aligning Competitive Strategy with Supply
    Chain Strategy
  • Framework for Structuring Logistics and
    Supply Chain Drivers
  • Responsiveness versus Efficiency
  • Challenges in Logistics Management Designing the Network in a Supply
  • The Supply Chain Simulation Game
  • System Dynamics and Challenges in SCM
  • The Bullwhip Effect and the Value of Information
  • Industry Case Studies on Overcoming Supply
    Chain Challenges
  • Factors Influencing Network Design
  • Design Options for Networks
  • A Framework for Network Design Decisions
  • Creating the Responsive Supply Chain
  • JIT and Product Push versus Demand Pull
  • The Foundations of Agility
  • Lead Time Management
  • Customer Value and Logistics Measuring Logistics Costs and
  • What Is Customer Service?
  • Elements of Customer Service
  • Developing and Reporting Customer
  • Logistics and the Bottom Line
  • The Total Cost Concept
  • The Strategic Profit Model
  • Pre-requisites

    Duration : 2 days

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