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Logistics and Distribution Management
This course explores the fundamental concepts and ideas of logistics and distribution management. It delves into the various logistics information management systems, analyzes their financial aspects and technological influences, and explains how to manage and measure their performance. This course is divided into modules that explain logistics management, inventory management, and warehousing and distribution. Throughout these modules, course participants will review and distinguish between inbound logistics, outbound logistics, reverse logistics, and third-party logistics; explore the tools and techniques for tracking and valuing inventory, including ABC analysis; and learn the functions of packaging and methods for transporting goods through simple and complex distribution channels.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
- Understand and analyze the various logistic information management systems.
- Explain how to manage and measure logistics performance
- Define inventory and understand how to track and value inventory
- Demonstrate how to classify inventory using ABC analysis
- Explain the layout and operations of a warehouse or distribution center
- Understand the functions of packaging, the various modes of transportation, and both simple and complex distribution channels