Logistics and Supply Chains - Fundamentals,Design,Operations
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Logistics and Supply Chains - Fundamentals,Design,Operations

Tactics, Tools, and Techniques for Moving Your End-to-End Global Supply Chain into the 21st Century
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Last updated 8/2017
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  • 32.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 260 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You’ll have a thorough understanding of the role played by the logistics and supply chain function, particularly in terms of its key activities and ultimate aim.
  • You’ll learn how to develop, plan, and implement logistics and supply chain strategies that address capacity, external integration, and international trade and operations.
  • You’ll understand the factors involved in various approaches to facilities location decisions, including costing and scoring models, and you’ll be able to use tactical methodologies like MRP and JIT for capacity planning and supply chain control .
  • You’ll discover the best ways to improve purchasing, procurement, and transportation functions by learning how to choose suppliers, integrate e-procurement, cost modes of transport, and resolve complications in transportation operations.
  • You’ll understand the significance of the roles played by warehouse activities, equipment, and layout and operations, and you’ll know how to manage, calculate, and control inventory costs, economical order quantities, lead times, periodic review systems, and safety and target stock levels.
  • You’ll discover how to effectively measure and analyse your supply chain performance and operations in order to improve logistics, minimize disruptions, reduce risk, and increase market resiliency.
  • You’ll understand best practices for managing returns and achieving social, economic, and environmental responsibility.
  • You’ll learn all the essential lean tools and techniques you need to improve your business process, achieve customer delight, and realise operational excellence.
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Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of logistics and supply chain operations and terminology.
Description

In today’s competitive marketplace, companies are under constant pressure to perform in a business environment of reduced capital, slowing growth rates, and increased shareholder demands. Now more than ever, it’s important that your organisation learns to maximise the power of its working capital by cutting costs and reducing the expenses associated with its Supply Chain Operations.

Every organisation, whether it manufactures goods or provides services, needs a reliable flow of materials. Global logistics operations play an essential role in the commercial supply chain function, and are responsible for all aspects of material movement. In fact, wise business owners and managers are quickly realising that, rather than being an isolated operation, their supply chain occupies a unique position in linking external suppliers with customers. If you want your organisation to benefit from a more competitive position, it’s crucial that you take steps to develop and implement an effective logistics strategy as part of your supply chain integration.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a particularly fast-moving field whose ultimate goal is to delight and satisfy the customer. The methods and management strategies your business adopts for everything from procurement of goods to control of inventory will have a profound impact on costs, customer service, and your company’s overall profitability.

No business works in isolation, and recent developments in how companies operate in terms of integrating fresh technologies, exploiting global markets, and serving and communicating with customers are making new demands on planning and controlling the flow of materials. This course has been designed to give business owners and managers a current view of supply chain management, and an introduction to the best methods for responding to modern demands through improvements in areas like capacity, warehouse, and transportation strategies. 

This course will teach you everything you need to know to successfully manage the end-to-end, forward and backward flow of materials and information across your supply chain. Together, we’ll examine the concepts, tactics, and applications of various logistics tools and technologies in order to promote a big-picture understanding that extends well beyond internal operations.

By the end of this course, you’ll have a valuable and practical skill set that will allow you to create, implement, and oversee the activities of a global supply chain involving suppliers, distributors, and customers world-wide. You’ll know how to consistently adhere to best practices, and you’ll understand the common terminology that’s used in corporate communications. By showing you how to modernise your approach to supply chain management, this course will make it possible to improve your position in the marketplace through the efficient flow of goods and materials from the supplier, to your business, to the customer – and back again.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for beginners and intermediate students/professionals in logistics, supply chain and operations management who want to improve and broaden their scope of knowledge on the subject.
  • This course is designed for more seasoned professionals looking for a quick refresher and test their knowledge and application of logistics and supply chain management.
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Curriculum For This Course
255 Lectures
32:31:54
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Supply Chain Management and Logistics Basics
11 Lectures 01:01:24

Glossary of Supply Chain Management Terms and Definitions
00:02


Supply Chains
05:33

Objectives of Logistics
06:47

Logistics Activities
06:08

Importance of Logistics
08:21

Customer Satisfaction
05:13

Increased Use of Technology
08:23

Changes in Business Environment
05:35

New Logistics Operations
04:39

Supply Chain Management and Logistics Basics Quiz
9 questions
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Logistics Strategy
9 Lectures 50:53
Logistics Strategy Decisions
06:02

Designing a Logistics Strategy – I
03:28

Designing a Logistics Strategy – II
04:41

Strategic Focus
02:43

Lean and Agile Strategies
07:31

Implementing the Strategy
04:13

Logistics Infrastructure
07:39

Supply Chain Structure
08:32

Managing Change
06:04

Logistics Strategy Quiz
5 questions
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Supply Chain Integration
5 Lectures 29:55
Bringing Activities Together
10:23

Supply Chain Integration
05:53

Achieving Integration
02:57

Types of Cooperation – I
07:08

Types of Cooperation – II
03:34

Supply Chain Integration Quiz
4 questions
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Global Logistics Operations
4 Lectures 29:57
International Trade
05:09

Ways of Reaching Foreign Markets
08:00

Global Operations
08:16

Global Logistics – Problems
08:32

Global Logistics Operations Quiz
2 questions
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Location Decisions
6 Lectures 33:37
A Hierarchy of Decisions
04:10

Choosing a Geographical Region
06:17

Models of Location – Infinite Set of Approaches
07:13

Models of Location – Feasible Set of Approaches
05:50

Models of Location – Scoring Models
04:44

Network Models
05:23

Location Decisions Quiz
5 questions
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Managing Capacity
7 Lectures 44:20
Strategic Plans
04:41

Planning Capacity - Bottlenecks
06:50

Planning Capacity – Matching Capacity and Demand
05:35

Planning Capacity – Alternative Plans
04:27

Adjusting Capacity
07:52

Systematic Changes to Capacity
06:16

Associated Plans
08:39

Managing Capacity Quiz
4 questions
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Demand Management
10 Lectures 01:36:50
Download This First
00:02

Managing Demand
11:48

Forecast Information
06:35

Regression Analysis and Decomposition Techniques
08:19

Short-Term Forecasting Techniques
07:02

Evaluating Forecasts
04:12

Sales and Operations Planning in the Company
18:18

The Sales and Operations Planning Process
15:10

The Basic Trade-Offs
11:36

The New Management Obligations
13:48

Demand Management Quiz
10 questions
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Planning and Controlling the Flow of Materials
16 Lectures 02:35:11
Traditional Planning
06:11

Material Requirements Planning
12:40

Gross to Net Explosion. Lead Time Offsetting.
11:38

Linking the MRP Records
06:50

Technical Issues
16:31

Determining Manufacturing Order Quantities
10:59

Buffering Concepts
06:48

MRP System Nervousness
05:39

MRP - Benefits and Disadvantages
02:57

Just-in-Time
16:25

Just-in-Time Applications
12:35

Just-in-Time – Effects, Advantages and Disadvantages
07:31

Distribution Requirements Planning
13:24

Distribution Requirements Planning Techniques - I
11:21

Distribution Requirements Planning Techniques - II
05:36

Managing Day-to-Day Variations
08:06

Planning and Controlling the Flow of Materials Quiz
12 questions
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Customer Relationship Management
9 Lectures 01:34:30
CRM Basics – Customer Loyalty
09:13

CRM and the Internet
10:35

CRM and Marketing
11:04

Campaign Management
05:47

Marketing Initiatives – Part I
10:30

Marketing Initiatives – Part II
09:36

Customer Service
16:04

Sales Force Automation (SFA)
13:46

CRM and e-Business
07:55

Customer Relationship Management Quiz
8 questions
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Purchasing and Procurement
13 Lectures 02:08:45
Supply Management within the Organization
18:54

Purchasing and Procurement
08:14

Financial Implications of Supply Management
13:49

Buyer-Supplier Relationship Types
12:54

Procurement Activities
06:32

Make-or-Buy Decisions – Factors
15:31

Total Cost Components
16:25

TCO, NPV, Estimated Costs. TCO Importance.
11:44

Choosing a Supplier
08:40

Steps in Procurement
05:43

E-Procurement
04:39

Order Processing
00:42

Types of Purchase
04:58

Purchasing and Procurement Quiz
5 questions
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Operational Excellence Training
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About Us

Operational Excellence Training is a leading provider of high-quality courses and programs related to Industrial Management, Health and Safety at Work, Transportation, Supply Chain Operations, Manufacturing and Warehouse Management.

Our Expertise

Currently, our team includes 5 instructors with expertise in manufacturing, logistics, operations, and services. All the instructors are international-level experts, having 15+ years of practice and Master’s Degree in their relevant field.

Among other professional recognitions, our instructors are members of APICS (Association for Supply Chain and Operations Management), Certified Supply Chain Professionals (CSCP), Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belts (Acuity Institute) and Certified in Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP Institute).

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: we aim to provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for professionals all around the globe and help them understand and adapt to the requirements of modern management.

The courses we create are structured in a step-by-step manner and contain up-to-date content and comprehensive resources that get our students to the next level.

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