The Business of Logistics in Supply Chain Management
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The Business of Logistics in Supply Chain Management

Kick start your Career as a Logistics Manager or a Supply Chain Manager
4.2 (298 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
876 students enrolled
Created by Jasmine Bayer
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • This course on "The Business of Logistics and Transportation in Supply Chain Management", will open a students mind to the great journey of packages as they move around the world through the various steps of Export, Import, Warehousing and Inventory Management. Through this course Students will learn the concepts and terms used in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. How to plan and execute an Air Shipment? How to plan and execute an Ocean Shipment ? Things to know about Air and Ocean shipment rules , regulations and events that might occur during the process. How to negotiate pricing ? How to carry out Import/ Export trade deals and negotiation? Know How to prepare your export documentations , filling up a commercial invoice, Sales Contract, Purchase contract, How to obtain a Certificate of Origin and Certificate of conformity, Export procedures and Documentation. Have an understanding of Inventory management and ware housing and Become a confident Supply Chain and Logistics Manager
  • Logistics Management, Transportation,Air Cargo, Ocean Cargo, FCL , LCL , Export Import, Documentation, Warehousing, Inventory Management, Economic Order Quantity (EOQ), ABC Analysis, Safety Stock,
  • By the end of this course you will know The basic concepts and terms used in logistics and Supply Chain Management How to plan and execute an air shipment ? How to plan and execute an ocean shipment ? How to negotiate pricing ? How to carry out import/ export trade deal and negotiation? Know how to prepare your export documentation Have an understanding of inventory management and ware housing Be a confident Supply Chain and Logistics Manager
  • Must have an open mind and willingness to learn about how things move around the world. From Transportation, procurement , processing and distribution. The Supply Chain Journey is an interesting one.
  • This is designed for students of all levels and is explained in simple terms for all to understand.

This course gives you a complete understanding of the Business of Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management, from a day to day operational point of view. You will learn the theory behind Logistics and Supply Chain Management and then put the theory into practice as we discuss the decision-making process involved in the transportation of cargo via Air Cargo Management via cargo and courier, commercial and sample cargo movement and Ocean Cargo Management through FCL and LCL shipments. We will also cover topics like VGM, Shipment Schedules, and Containerization

You will learn how to schedule a shipment, Calculate the cost of shipments and gain insights from an Industry Expert in Planning your Logistics Activity. This course is created to help you gain an understanding in the way the world works with regards to moving cargo.

This course will also teach you the Export-Import Procedures and Documentation involved in Logistics Management and the Certifications involved in the process and discuss the steps in filling up of the Commerical Documentation

You will also learn the basics of Warehousing and Inventory Management, explaining the basic principles of EOQ( Economic Order Quantity), ABC Analysis and Safety Stock.

There are interesting case studies to help make the course more relatable and Pop Quiz and Assignments to test your knowledge.

If you are looking for a course that will help you Ace your Supply Chain Management Exams and make you an Amazing Manager then this course is short, precise and to the point and will certainly help you gain almost a decade of  Management experience, presented to you in a nutshell.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants a career in Logistics and Supply Chain Management ,Entrepreneurs who want to their build Import Export business ,MBA and MIB students who want to have an idea of what a Career in SCM will be like, How the day to day activities of a Logistics manager is and What to expect in this job role? Students who want to major in Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management.
  • Management Students, MBA students, MIB Students and Entrepreneurs, Anyone who wants a career in Operations Management
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 01:17:59
+ Introduction to the Course
4 lectures 10:44

This chapter introduces the topic 'Understanding the Business of Logistics & Supply chain Management' explains how Logistics has evolved in the last twenty years and the changes that are experienced while planning logistics and Supply Chain Activities in 2020 . Opens the students' mind to the decisions a Supply Chain Manager and Logistics Manager has to make. Choosing vendors, Planning inventory, Cargo Management, Freight forwarding, Inventory Management, Warehousing & Distribution

Preview 02:19

This Chapter gives the viewers insights into the Instructors credentials. Introduces Jasmine Bayer and talks about her experience in Logistics Management, Business Development and Quality Control with Conformity in the International Trade Services.

Preview 01:18

This Chapter Explains Who this course is meant for? what the student will learn in this course? and what they can achieve by the end of the course? ‘The Basics of Logistics and Supply Chain Management’

from an implementation point of view. This course is directed to someone

Someone Who wants a career in Logistics and SCM

Someone Wants to excel in front of their customers, management

Entrepreneurs who want to take their business Internationally.

Preview 01:22

In this Chapter we discuss a first case study to help understand how Logistics and Transportation work in  the first case study involving a shipment of a 100 bails of cotton.

Preview 05:45
+ Introduction to Logistics Management
4 lectures 09:49

In this chapter, we will discuss the ‘Concept of logistics’

The importance of understanding of the types of logistics for cargo movement ( Sample, Commercial, Air and Ocean Shipments)

Understanding the decision-making process

Help you develop a Logistics Strategy

A well thought out detailed plan would go a long way in reducing cost, time and duplication of workflow. Hence like the old saying “Well planned is half done” ensure you spend sufficient time reviewing the steps and procedure of the logistics system.

Once the plan is executed, take time to review and ensure control and corrective measures are taken to eliminate any errors and also take corrective action based on the outcome of the implementation of the plan

Ensure that the corrective steps are recorded and communicated in clear instructions and there is a smooth flow of information to communicate the change at all stages of the supply chain system,

The four types of logistics

The major features of logistics

How to develop a Logistics Strategy

The strategic logistic planning process

3 key methods to improve your logistics strategy

Basics of Logistics,7R's of logistics and Strategic Logistics Management

Here we discuss the 2 components of logistic activity , The logistical components and the non-logistical components and how to reduce cost .

Components of Logistics

Here we discuss the various costs involved in Logistics and the total cost of logistical activity

Factors contributing to the total cost of logistics

Introduces the concepts of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and explain the relationship between Supply Chain Management and Logistics and How the two complement each other in the entire process of Procurement and Management.

Basics of Supply Chain Management
+ Understanding of Air Cargo
3 lectures 11:50

In this chapter we will discuss the basics of Air Cargo Movement. Air cargo can be divided into NonCommercial cargo and Commercial cargo , Which can be shipped via Courier Shipments as well as Commercial Shipments. This Chapter takes you through the flow of movement of cargo for both courier and commercial shipments. Discusses the commercial documentation and the Export Import clearance procedures.

Understanding of Air Cargo

This Chapter explains certain key points about shipping air cargo that every Logistics Manager and SCM Manager should be aware of. Understanding the shapes and sizes and various forms of cargo and the calculation of cargo weight actual weight and dimensional weight.

Things to Know about Air Cargo Before Shipping

This chapter gives you a peek into what you can expect on an Airfreight Invoice or bill. How air freight is calculated, Taking into consideration points such as Fuel Surcharge, Taxes and duty levied on items. It also explain the difference between pricing of an ATA ( Airport to Airport) and DTD ( Door to Door ) Pricing

How is Air Freight Calculated?

Test Your Knowledge

How is Air Freight Calculated?
2 questions
+ Understanding of Ocean Cargo
5 lectures 16:21

This chapter discusses an Introduction to Ocean cargo, types of containers, types of shipments and explains the difference between LCL and FCL Shipments

Introduction to Ocean Cargo

This Chapter discusses the types of contianers used in Shipping . 20' and 40' and the various varieties of containers .

Types of Containers

This chapter goes into detail about what is VGM, The significance of providing a correct VGM and the responsibilities of the shipper with regards to VGM declaration  according to the 1st July 2016, regulations from the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea).

What is VGM?

This Chapter discusses how to plan an Ocean Shipment? Procedures and Process involved. How to streamline the process and the entire flow of goods from start to finish including Origin Procedures, Destination Procedures and Customs Clearance

How to plan an Ocean Shipment ?

This Chapter discusses How Seafreight is Calculated. What to expect on a sea freight bill and the dofference between the charges of LCL and FCL shipemnts

How is Sea Freight Calculated?
Practice how to plan an Ocean Shipment from Start to finish
Planning An Ocean Shipment
1 question
+ International Documentation
4 lectures 12:12

This Chapter discusses How to Fill a commercial Invoice

Commercial Invoice

This Chapter discusses what an export contract is? How to prepare an export contract?

Export Contract

This Chapter discusses What an MSDS is and the 16 points to be filled in an MSDS ?


This Chapter discusses What are Certificates of Origin and Conformity? How to avail them? Why you need them?

Certificate of Origin and Certificate of Conformity
+ Inventory Management and Warehousing
4 lectures 11:45

This Chapter discusses  Warehouse Management and Inventory Management Techniques in the Supply Chain Management System

Warehousing and Inventory Management

This Chapter discusses the  methods of Inventory Management , The EOQ Calculation and graphical representation and the ABC analysis for Inventory Categorization

Methods of Inventory Management, Economic Order Quantity, ABC Analysis

This Chapter discusses the significance of Safety Stock. Why you need a safety stock?

Safety Stock

This chapter describes what is 3PL logistics and How it can help save time and resources.

Advantages of 3PL Logistics
+ Conclusion and Additional Cheat
1 lecture 05:18

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Conclusion and Additional Cheat