Module 3: Logistics and Transportation
Asynchronous Learning or Synchronous Learning
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This module has two options for delivery:
Option 1: Asynchronous
Option 2: Synchronous
4:30pm to 7:30pm Central Time
Logistics is the management of inventory, in motion and at rest, to serve customers. The goal of this module is for candidates to develop an understanding of the position and role of logistics in supply chain management, and the need to integrate the logistics functions (primarily customer service, inventory management, transportation, and warehousing) as part of the supply chain strategy. This module covers the fundamental logistics functions, as well as the strategic integration of those functions.
The focus of this module is on strategic management and integration of logistics functions. Inventory management is at the heart of logistics with a focus on inventory in motion (transportation) and at rest (warehousing), to provide service to customers. Module 3 includes a discussion on the role of third-party logistics (3PL) providers in logistics and SCM, along with the issue of reverse logistics - moving goods back up the supply chain for various reasons.
Strategic logistics decisions often involve trade-offs, e.g., moving large shipments of goods reduces transportation costs but increases inventory carrying costs. Thus, many of the sessions in this module are naturally linked. A computer simulation included in this module requires candidates to apply concepts and tools learned throughout this module.
Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:
- Understand the impact of organizational structure on integrated logistics management
- Create and run a supply chain simulation model
- Analyze location alternatives and make a recommendation
- Use the simulation model to plan for expanding operations and create a report on simulation challenges and results
- Appreciate inventory cost trade-offs (e.g., carrying costs vs ordering costs)
- Understand the interaction between transportation and inventory decisions - and compute the ETQ
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 may have readings and assignments to complete ahead of the start dates that will facilitate the multi-day 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. Please NOTE the time zone when you register for this format as there are multiple options.
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.
This 13-week module is a mandatory component of the SCMP Designation program. Some exceptions apply for those with RPL related exemptions. Please note, this offering is only open to SCMP Candidates.
Candidates are encouraged to move through the program at a pace and sequence that suits individual schedules and career goals. Please note, it is recommended that Module 1 be taken first as it introduces Candidates to the program, and the case methodology used throughout.
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