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Logistics Course: Supply Chain and Procurement


Logistics Course: Supply Chain and Procurement

Learn how to implement logistical strategies in a business setting with our Logistics courses in Sydney.Learn Logistics with our Logistics courses in Sydney - short courses open to everyone.Logistics and procurement are core components of an organisation’s supply chain. This logistics course provides an overview of supply chain management across both goods and services industries, with an emphasis on conveying best practices in logistics and procurement processes. Logistics management and supply chain are about creating efficient systems for the flow of materials, information, manufacturing process and other services from the raw materials right through to the final product as it reaches to the customers.This introduction to Logistics course in the context of supply chain management, will examine the dynamics along the supply chain, with emphasis on product logistics, event logistics and e-logistics processes. This will enable you to increase your professionalism in capturing supply chain efficiencies for the betterment of your organisation, whether it is in the commercial, not-for-profit or public sector. We will examine practical examples of how to improve your supply chain processes within each of these sectors so as to enable achievement of your supply chain targets.The procurement section of this logistics course focuses on procurement practices for ongoing business (business as usual), rather than project procurement. We examine how to procure strategically, instead of merely executing a buying function. In so doing, we move from transactional purchasing to supplier relationship management. We will examine the benefit of early supplier involvement and a category management approach. The emerging and increasingly important role of e-markets will be reviewed for successful execution. You will learn how to develop a Request for Proposal, a Request for Tender and prepare a Statement of Works. Contract management will be covered and each content area supported by practical examples.Learning OutcomesAt the completion of this logistics course you will be able to:Align Business, Supply Chain and Logistics strategies to work together.Develop and evaluate strategies for logistics enterprises.Develop and maintain operational procedures for logistics enterprises.Prepare a Request for Proposal, Request for Tender and Statement of Works.Administer chain of responsibility policies and procedures Establish distribution networks Procure strategically, not just transactionally.Build strategic partnerships with suppliers through early involvement and win-win negotiations. Procure effectively within e-markets.Develop, implement and review purchasing strategies.Course ContentThis logistics course will cover the following content:Overview of Supply Chain and logistics functionsScope of supply chain versus logistics functions.How the logistics function can add value to an organisation.Traditional versus contemporary supply chains.Product Logistics/Supply ChainWays of improving shareholder value.Producer and Buyer-driven chains.Forward and reverse distribution.Event LogisticsCommunicating, venue and special considerations.e-Logistics/Supply ChainForward and reverse logistics.IT in e-logistics.Customer service measures in logisticsTrade-offs.Service levels.Transactional ProcurementTactical cost management.Negotiations.Request for Quotes (RFQ).Request for Proposals (RFP).Request for Tenders (RFT).Statement of Work (SOW).Strategic ProcurementCross-functional sourcing team.Early supplier involvement.Strategic supplier alliances.Reducing total cost from the supply chain.3PL.e-Sourcinge-Procurement systems.Reverse auctions.Private e-markets.Contract ManagementDeveloping service levels.Enhancing and sharing through establishing joint KPIs.Internal controls to ensure compliance.Intended AudienceThis logistics course on supply chain and procurement is designed for individuals who wish to learn more about supply chain/logistics and procurement management principles in an ongoing business as usual role (as contrasted to a project procurement function). This logistics course particularly suits participants in a line management function where supply chain initiatives are imperative for delivering organisational objectives and competitive advantage.Those who also have an interest in emerging project management methods may be interested in Agile Project Management Course: An Introduction.Delivery StyleThis logistics and procurement course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts introduced by the trainer in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants will challenge their understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in their individual workplace.Course PrerequisitesThis logistics and procurement course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.Alternative DatesAdditional instances of this course may be available and published on our website. See Logistics Course: Supply Chain and Procurement for more information, or to join the waiting list and be advised when we schedule more.
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