Effective Management of Logistics and Transport Activities Course

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Logistics Management is an essential and integral component of supply chain management that strategizes, plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow, storage of goods, facilities, and associated activities between the country of origin to the country of destination in order to meet customer requirements.

Logistics Management represents activities that involve the flow of materials and products through the organizations supply chain to the market. It supports specifically, business logistics to manage efficient, effective flow and storage of goods, services, and related information in a supply chain.

The key element of logistics includes logistics planning and strategy, customer service, procurement, transport, inventory, warehousing, and handling. This course would help in addressing challenges about logistics planning, selection of transport modes, vehicle routing, inventory policies, purchasing quantity and timing, and storage selection.


5 Days

Target audience

Logistics Management and Operations Certification Course is ideal for Supply chain management professionals who need to build on their knowledge in order to meet their day-to-day challenges and work effectively for overall improvement of the Organizations profitability. This course will help prepare aspiring personnel with essential management skills, strategies and knowledge required for today’s ever-growing and complex Supply Chain Operations

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Course Objectives

At the end of this IRES training course, you will learn how to:

  • Support in creating visibility into the organisation’s supply chain can further improve efficiency. It will help to use and process the available data and track movements of goods from a transportation management system for process optimisation and avoiding potential disruptions
  • Help in instituting seamless logistics management which is vital in successfully delivering products at the right place at the right time. A well organised and structured logistics helps ensures fast and safe shipping, warehousing, and delivery of products to customers by choosing an experienced team of professionals
  • Logistics is a critical element of a successful supply chain that assists in increasing the sales and profits of businesses that deal with the production, shipment, warehousing, and delivery of products. Furthermore, a reliable logistics service can boost and enhance business’ value and assist in maintaining a healthy and strong bottom line
  • Help to sustain customer satisfaction by maintaining good logistics management which creates reliable strategies that help provide superior services to meet customer demand

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to SCM and Logistics

  • Understanding supply chain and logistics principles
  • Supply chain concept and evolution
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Definition
  • Integration of Supply chain/ logistics
  • Supply Chain and logistics – Linkage
  • Supply Chain and Logistics – Decisions
  • Best practices and lessons learned in Supply Chain and Logistics

Module 2: Transportation and Distribution

  • Distribution – channels and logistics
  • Distribution centres and site selection
  • Understanding Transportation infrastructure
  • Cargo movement – sea, air, and roadways
  • Freight operations and management
  • Cost Factors influencing freight
  • Third-party logistics

Module 3: Logistics Documentation and EXIM Procedures

  • International sourcing and trade drivers
  • Documentation – Importance in logistics
  • Overview on Incoterms
  • HS Code and its Strategic importance
  • Different types of transportation documents used in air, road, and sea transports
  • Understanding Letter of credit

Module 4: Role of Logistics in Supply Chain

  • Functions and goals of logistics
  • Logistics and its impact on business processes
  • Reverse logistics
  • Value and Demand chain
  • Value creation and services through the supply chain
  • Logistics and Supply Chain – Strategic importance in improving the profitability of businesses

Module 5: Operations Management  

  • Operational Strategy & Design
  • Operational Planning and Control
  • Lean Management
  • Continuous process and quality management process
  • Operational Assessment

Module 6: Transport Management

  • Transport Management Objectives
  • Modes and Types of Transportation
  • Cost simulation associated with transport management
  • Effective and Efficient transportation
  • Transportation – Routes

Module 7: Logistics Trends and Practices

  • Logistics Overview
  • Tactical, strategic and operational elements of logistics
  • Effective Management of port personnel based on skills and competency
  • Sustainable Logistics
  • Logistics Concept – 3rd Party Logistics/4th Party Logistics

Module 8: Performance Management in Logistics

  • SCOR Framework
  • Identifying and customising high level and low-level SCOR metrics
  • Setting targets and initiating performance improvement
  • Risk Management

Module 9: Warehousing Operations

  • Warehouse Network designing and configuration
  • Value-added services
  • Sustainable Warehouse Best Practices
  • Profiling Warehouse Activities

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Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected] or [email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067 or

Email [email protected] or [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

Send proof of payment to [email protected] or [email protected]

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