Advanced Logistics & Material Management

Expanding Supply Chain Management, Transportation, Inventory & Administration

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Date Duration Venue Fees
23-27 Sep 2024 5 Days Dubai - UAE US$4,450 Register
23-27 Dec 2024 5 Days Dubai - UAE US$4,450 Register

Course Overview

This Advanced Logistics and Materials Management training course comprehensively covers the role and impact of Logistics and Supply Chain Management affecting an organisation through understanding Supplier Management in Purchasing, Transportation Models, and Inventory Models from a cost-efficient and optimisation perspective.

It is designed for the participants to practice and develop key facets of advanced logistics and materials management, enabling them to manage international shipping systems and inventory strategically. Examples of global best practices are delivered throughout the training course to allow participants to fully embed the learning to apply within their roles upon returning to their work following the programme.

Course Objectives

After the training course, the participants will learn to:

  • Appreciate the implication of the impacts of logistics & materials management and purchasing functions both internally and externally to the organisation
  • Apply the concepts of international logistics/freight procedures & documentation
  • Appreciate the importance of effective resources planning
  • Develop optimised work processes and financial areas such as cashflow, cost reduction, and management
  • Understand how to effectively manage inventory by utilising selective inventory strategic policies
  • Develop specific action plans to develop their role and organisational benefit further

Target Audience

This training course is intended for several professionals who have an experience in supply chain and logistics management functions and who are looking for new and innovative techniques for achieving a competitive edge for their team and organisation will benefit from this programme.

It is suitable for a wide range of working professionals, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Business Leaders
  • Senior Professionals in Logistics Functions
  • Purchasing, Warehouse and Inventory Personnel
  • Financial and Materials Management Teams

Training Methodology

This training course will utilise various proven, highly interactive adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented, which includes facilitated group and individual exercises, case studies, role-play, and videos.

Course Outline

Day One

The Role of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Modern Businesses

  • Evaluate Logistics Role in the current Business Process
  • The Evolution of Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain Dynamics
  • The Application of a Supply Chain Approach
  • How to use and Apply the Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR)?
  • Identifying Supply Chain Instabilities and Risks
    • Internal Supply Chain Risks
    • PESTLE Risks
    • Inventory Risks
    • Disruption Risks
    • Security Risks
    • Procurement Risks
Day Two

Linking Strategies and Improvement in Cost and Productivity in Procurement

  • Developing Spend Analysis for establishing Purchase Prices Index
  • Examine the Total Cost of Ownership
  • Analyse Supplier Portfolio and Classification utilising and applying Kraljic’s Matric and Porter’s 5 Forces
  • Formulate: Plan and Organise Strategic Purchasing Plans
  • Illustrate the Effective Order-cycle and Lead-time Effect on Purchasing
  • Plan and Organise Negotiations
Day Three

Strategic Supply in Materials Management

  • Formulate: Plan and Organise Formal Procedures for making Stock Decisions
  • Explain: Discuss and Review Safety Stock Levels and Order Points
  • Apply and Improve Min and Max Systems and Settings
  • Using Material Forecasts
  • Cataloging Materials for Effective Buying Process
  • Developing Bills of Material for Effective Parts Management
Day Four

Effective Inventory Planning and Control

  • Setting Comprehensive Inventory Goals and Objectives
  • Effecting a Rationalisation Strategy
  • Calculating and Evaluating carrying Costs and Economic Order Quantity Theory
  • Establishing a Strategic Focus with Pareto Analysis on Cost
  • Improving Material Identification and Coding
  • Creating Best Practices in the Physical Control of Materials
  • Measuring Record Accuracy and Improving Cycle Counting Systems
Day Five

Tactical and Operational Approaches in Transportation Economics

  • Apply the Role of Transportation in Logistics to the Organisation
  • Identify and Recognise Transportation Management Strategic Key Decisions
  • Explain, Discuss and Review the Types of Mode and Intermodal Systems
  • Show and Illustrate the International Commercial Terms in Transportation and the Liabilities
  • Identify and Review Hazardous Materials Transportation


Upon successful completion of this training course, Newage Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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