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Logistics Field Supervisor

Understanding Best Practices in Logistics

Why Choose this Course?

An effective Logistics Supervisor can provide a competitive in managing contract  as well as routine inventory systematically. Best-practice warehouses deliver superior customer satisfaction by functioning as a tightly-integrated part of a company’s value chain. This course will enable Logistics Field Supervisors to understand how to improve the operations of any warehouse by implementing lean operating processes, by intelligently managing inventory, and by establishing a performance management program that ensures continuous improvement.

Highlights of the course include:

  • Structuring, managing and operating the Field warehouse
  • Implementing Lean principles in Logistics Management
  • Categorizing inventory  using three-dimensional SKU segmentation
  • Role of Logistics in the value chain
  • Creating a metrics program  and establishing  KPI


What are the Goals?

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the role of Logistics in the end-to-end value chain
  • Learn best practices for Logistics operating processes
  • Leverage information technology to improve visibility
  • Develop an inventory strategy that optimizes the firm’s investment in the warehouse
  • Understand the regulatory and personnel dimensions of Logistics operations
  • Develop a performance management program to give executives visibility and drive positive change


Who is this Course for?

This course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

All of those who need an understanding of how to establish  Logistics operations that contributes directly to the efficacy of the value chain, and the firm’s overall profitability

  • Warehouse and distribution professionals
  • Production and manufacturing professionals
  • Logistics professionals
  • Supply chain generalists
  • Field Supervisors and End Users


How will this be Presented?

This course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes 

  • discussion and lectures leveraging years of hands-on supply chain and logistics experience across industries.
  • The trainer will use real-world challenges and solutions, exercises and case studies and an extensive course manual


The Course Content

Day One

Understanding Logistics and the Supply Chain

  • Definitions of logistics and Supply Chain management
  • Understanding the Supply Chain dynamics
  • The role of logistics in the Value Chain
  • The benefits of applying a Supply Chain approach
  • Supply Chain Operations Reference Models (SCOR)
  • The Theory of Constraints (TOC)


Day Two

Managing Warehouse Operations

  • Performance, Risk and Warehouse Management
  • Key performance indicators (KPI)
  • Equipment selection
  • Supply Chain risks:
    • Operational
    • Inventory
    • Disruption
    •  Security
  • Inventory accuracy and cycle counting
  • Bar coding identification systems
  • Radio frequency identification systems
  • Improving warehousing productivity


Day Three

Layout Options including Yard Management

  • Receiving options
  • Storage options
  • Picking/assembly options
  • Dispatching options
  • Using the floor and the height space
  • Organising for flow

Methods and Equipment

Here we specifically look at the lifting, storing and moving equipment available for specific layout options, including:

  • Warehouse structures
  • Loading bays
  • Selecting fork lift trucks
  • Selecting racking
  • Implications for warehouse layouts
  • Operational timings and planning


Day Four

Inventory Management

  • Inventory management systems
  • Establishing inventory levels
  • Supplier managed inventory
  • Just in time inventory management
  • Categorizing inventory  using three-dimensional SKU segmentation


Day Five

Managing Transportation Operations

  • Correct application of Incoterms
  • Air carrier selection criteria
  • Ocean carrier selection criteria
  • Obtaining insurance coverage        
  • Managing truck delivery operations
  • Effective use of consolidation
  • Measuring transportation performance


The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the course.


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