Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Course Overview:

Supply Chain Management in Dubai seeks to optimize projecting, inventory and
transportation to boost efficiency, lessen cost, understand the movement of goods and line up
supply chain networks. This program introduces you to the fundamental concepts of Supply
Chain Management and explains their application in real time and understand the processes behind effectively managing logistics.


The role of logistics and supply chain managers is progressively shifting due to increasing competitiveness of the business environment. This programme will enable these managers to be adequately skilled to rise up to the expectations of their firms and equip them with expertise to assume greater responsibilities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Conceptual understanding of various concepts and methods in Logistics and Supply
    Chain Management.
  • Ability to implement Project Planning, Cost Efficiency and Optimization
  • Build analytical aptitude, leadership and problem solving qualities in the
  • End to end understanding of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the
    industry and gain a wider perspective.

Who should Attend?

This program gives insight into Logistics and Supply Chain Industry, suitable for
professionals and fresh & final year graduates who wish to build entry level managerial
career in Logistics and Supply Chain sector. Effective logistics and supply chain
management has become essential for companies across E-commerce, FMCG,
manufacturing, retail and more such domains, therefore, large corporates have logistics and
supply chain management as a key focus area. New age organizations like e-commerce,
hospital, hospitality, aviation, shipping and more have added to the demand for trained &
well qualified professionals.

Course Outline:

Logistics Management

A.Introducing Supply Chain Management
1. Core Supply Chain processes
2. Supply Chain complexity- Bullwhip effect, Handling uncertainty.

B. Supply Chain Strategy
1. Evaluating supply chain network strategy: capacity, technology, translating supply chain
decisions into financial terms – Total Landed Cost, Total Cost of Ownership, Discounted cash flow analysis.
2. Supply Chain Structure Design: Push, pull, postponement
3. Supply Chain Governance: Contracts and Relationships
4. Risk and Resilience in Supply Chains.

C. Demand Planning & Forecasting
1. Introduction to Demand Forecasting and
Forecasting Accuracy
2. Forecasting: Time Series Methods
3. Forecasting: Causal Methods
4. Forecasting for New Products
5. Demand Planning: Matching Demand and Supply

D. Inventory Management
1. Economic Order Quantity models sensitivity, non instantaneous lead time, quantity discounts, concept of back orders
2. Single period inventory models critical ratio, expected profit, expected units short
3. Continuous review policy(s,Q) model & Periodic review policy (R,S) model using
performance metrics (cycle service level and item fill rate) and stockout cost metrics (cost per stockout event and cost per item short)
4. Special issues exchange curves, grouping like items, location pooling.

Supply Chain Network Planning
Supply Chain Network Planning

E. Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management
1. Freight transportation selection and its impact on inventory
2. Warehousing – design, operations heuristics, material handling
3. Customs, Duties, Tariffs, INCO terms, Rules of origin, Letter of credit etc.
4. International transportation, Trading blocks, Trade zones, Bonded warehouses
5. Currency fluctuations, exchange rate risks, Transfer Pricing, permanent establishment

F. Modelling & Analytics Tools
1. Optimization Models for Supply Chain Decision Making
2. Simulation for Decision Making
3. Decision Making under Uncertainty: Decision Tree Analysis
4. Supply Chain Analytics

G. Designing & Managing Channel Partners – Distribution
1. Product Life Cycle and Distribution Challenges
2. Managing Customer Relationships
3. Measuring Channel Performance
4. Managing Channel Conflict

H. Procurement and Sourcing Management
1. Integrated Planning Foundation
2. Supply Strategy
3. KPIs for integrated sourcing

I. Special Topics in SCM
1. Quality Management, Six sigma & Lean Management Concepts
2. Recent Advances in Technology
3. Taxation & supply chains
4. Legal Aspects of Purchasing, Sourcing & Contracts

J. Topics in Fundamentals of Management Theory
Conceptual framework of financial reporting; Corporate Financial Statements: Balance
Sheet; Profit and Loss Statement; Cash Flow Statement Analyzing Financial Statements;
Financial Ratios
Best E-Commerce practices
E-commerce business models and their sustainability under crisis situation.
J3.Strategy–Strategy & Strategic management process
Evaluating firms’ external and internal
environments, Business-level & Corporate strategies
J5.Microeconomics concepts
-supply Analysis, Elasticity,
Opportunity Cost, Production Costs,
Firm Behavior, Perfect Competition,
Monopoly, Pricing Strategies
J6.International Trade
Theories of international trade
Trade pattern across the world – trade and investment linkage through production networks
Trade policy instruments – tariff, quota and other measures WTO and Trade Blocks.

Career Prospects

  • Purchase/Sourcing
  • Vendor Development. 
  • Process Management. 
  • Warehousing & Distribution. 
  • Inventory Control.
  • Supply Chain Management-Solution Designing. 
  • Network Planning.
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    • We engage the students in more practical sessions with our certified trainers.
    • Online and offline
    • We have Cambridge certified trainers with corporate level experienced.
    • You will get more practical knowledge than theory.
    • You will be trained by experts.
    • You will get both institutional certificate and the KHDA certificate.
    • Spoton provides you the facility to schedule the classes according to your availability.
    • You will get the study materials to study further.
    • This course is about how we use the English theoretical knowledge into practice.
    • The Course is designed approximately one and half months.
    • The duration can be adjustable according to your needs.
    • If you need to complete the course as soon as possible we can provide you for fast track.
    • It will depend on the student’s and the trainer’s availability.
    • You can select any three days including both weekdays and weekends.
    • Timing will be flexible ( 2 hours per day)
    • It is open from 9.30am-9.00pm

    We offer two certificate:

    • Institutional certificate
    • KHDA certificate (Knowledge & Human Development Authority of Dubai)

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