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Logistics - overview

Coordinated control of flows

Logistics is an umbrella term for all the activities that ensure that materials and products are at the right place, at the right time and in the right quantity. Logistics involves seeing everything that flows in, through and out of the company as a whole rather than as separate parts.

This course explains and discusses logistic activities to coordinate various flows throughout the supply chain in a cost efficient way.

Objectives: The purpose of the course is to provide insights into logistics and its activities to coordinate various flows throughout the supply chain to meet the customers demand.

Level: Basic, you need no prior knowledge.

Training Method: Logistics - overview is a Module course and is studied over the internet via our e-learning platform Instant education. Read more about the training method here.

Course Length:Approximately 5 hours active study time.

Price: 70 EURO / student
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55 EURO / student
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Course contents:

What is Logistics?
Logistics can be defined as the science of efficient flows.

Structuring the Flow of Material
Two ways to structure the flow of material are manufacturing planning & control, and physical supply and distribution.

What Factors Affect the Flow of Materials?
Functions within a company that affect the flow of materials.

Planning Principles and Objectives
Principles and objectives for manufacturing planning and control.

Developing a Production System
There are three methods to manufacture complicated products – handicraft production, mass production and lean production.

The Production Process in a Company
In a production process, raw materials, semi-finished goods and components are converted into goods and services.

Capital Tied up in Inventory
A basic premise for material control is that tied-up capital should be kept at a low level.

Reasons for Keeping Inventory
The primary reason for keeping inventory is related to delivery time. A finished product is always easier to sell.

Supply Service
Supply service is a comprehensive concept that pertains to a company’s performance in relation to customers.

Key Performance Indicators in Logistics
Logistics efficiency and some of its Key Performance Indicators.

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