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The consumer goods supply chain is subject to tremendous demand volatility, stemming from seasonal variations, promotional activities, the shortened life cycle of goods, and the ever-growing number of new and improved products that are being pushed into the markets. In the meantime, retailers are well aware that their ability to provide a high level of “on-shelf” product availability is crucial in establishing and maintaining a loyal customer base. To reduce their levels of stored inventory, retailers are demanding quicker replenishment of goods, shorter turnaround times, reduced minimum quantities, and more frequent shipping options. All of this leads to a greater emphasis on the importance of flexibility and reliability in the transportation operations sector.
This course is motivated by the practical challenges inherent in the transportation planning that’s required by today’s consumer goods industry. By addressing three key areas, the course will guide the learner through the essential elements involved in planning and managing a systematic approach to transportation operations. These key areas include:
After completing this course, you will be capable of examining, planning, and managing the transportation operations required by the consumer goods industry. You will know how to evaluate external factors and trends that impact supply chains, how to assess the transportation costs related to consumer goods networks, and how to analyse the freight rates of outsourced networks.
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|Section 1: Transportation Services in Consumer Goods Industry|
Transportation Services and Markets
Outsourcing of Logistics Services
Transportation Planning in the Supply Chain
Logistics Responsibilities, Costs and PerformancePreview
Supply Chain Planning Processes
IT in the Consumer Goods Supply Chain
Responsibilities in the Consumer Goods Supply Chain
Trends and Future Developments
|Section 2: Transportation Costs in 3PL Operated Consumer Goods Network|
Freight Rate Analysis
Costs and Pricing for Outsourced Transportation Services
Freight Rate Degression Basics
|Section 3: Transportation Management|
Transportation Processes - Planning
Transportation Processes - Control and Execution
IT Systems - Transportation Management Systems
Key Functions of TMS
Extended Functions of TMS
Assessment of Existing TMS
Organization of Transportation Management
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.
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 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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