SMT Course 2: Logistics
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Logistics management is the process of strategically managing the flow (from the supplier, through the organization, and out to the customer) of goods, services, finance and knowledge. Supply chain management continues this process, along with relationships within and among organizations, to realize greater economic value.
The goal of this course is to help participants appreciate the big picture of logistics and supply chain management and recognize that through its evolution SCM has driven significant value and competitive advantage to those organizations that expend efforts in their SCM activities.
The course content will be delivered in three phases:
Phase 1: Overview of Logistics / Supply Chain Management
The first two weeks will focus on setting the context for the rest of the course. Students will identify the interdependencies between procurement, operations and transportation. Special attention is given to encouraging the need for a holistic viewpoint when it comes to SCM.
Phase 2: Introduction of the Functions (Procurement, Operations, Transportation)
The following seven weeks will focus on covering the key aspects of the procurement, operations and transportation functions. Students will be able to describe how these activities are interrelated to one another and to the broader context of SCM.
Phase 3: Integration
The final phase of the course will focus on covering how cross-functional activities and processes are executed in a practical environment. Topics will include technology (e.g., ERP, DRP, MRP) as well as the areas of CRM and SRM. This phase concludes by revisiting some of the activities that were presented earlier in the course.
Upon completion of this course, candidates should be able to:
- Define a supply chain
- Describe the importance of supply management in SCM
- Describe the importance of forecasting in SCM
- Describe the importance of inventory management in SCM
- Describe the SCM planning process
- Describe the role of transportation and warehousing in SCM
- Describe how technology can support integrated supply chain processes
- Assess the potential impact of supply chain initiatives or shortcomings
What is the asynchronous learning?
Asynchronous learning is a form of online, self-study and is designed for those who prefer to work at their own pace, while meeting submission deadlines as defined in the course overview. Learners will not have live, scheduled meetings or classes, but will participate via our learning management system, Brightspace (D2L), where information, ideas and learning experiences can be shared. Learners will also have access to an instructor.
What is synchronous learning?
Synchronous learning, previously known at Supply Chain Canada as virtual, instructor led. Learners will have live, scheduled classes via Zoom with the instructor and fellow classmates. This format is designed for those looking for an interactive learning experience, and to network with other participants. Learners will have readings and assignments to complete outside of class time that will facilitate the weekly class discussion. Participants are expected to remain up to date with the deadlines provided. Please NOTE the time zone in which you register for synchronous courses.
What if I have to cancel my registration?
Please review the cancellation policy included within the registration and payment link.
How will I access my course materials?
All learning materials will be accessed via your Supply Chain Canada (member) portal.
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