Master of Supply Chain Management and Logistics

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  • No. of questions: 50
  • Maximum marks: 50, Passing marks: 25 (50%).
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Organizations are now recognizing the relevance of the logistics and supply chain as a revenue generation function for the company and not just a cost center. The ever changing and complex markets have put increased focus on optimizing logistics and supply chain, to better serve customers.

With the aim to be competitive in the global and digitally linked marketplace, executives and managers must transform their business approach and conventional supply chain practices, and embrace new capabilities for generating more value.

Vskills certification for SCM and Logistics, assess candidates in various skill areas of the domain. It also empowers an individual to be a more skilled and effective Logistics and SCM professional.

Why should one take this certification?

Logistics and SCM have gained immense focus and growth due to increased globalization and e-commerce due to increased digital connectivity. Professionals and students can gain vastly by, opting for this course.

The Master of Supply Chain Management and Logistics exhaustively covers all domains of logistics and supply chain as – Logistics and SCM Management, Freight Transport, Procurement and Materials Management, Warehousing and Inventory Management, Distribution Management and Strategic Logistics and SCM. The goal of the certification is to update, assess and certify you on the key Logistics and SCM competencies required to function as a senior executive.

Who will benefit from taking this certification?

Acquiring knowledge in various facets of Logistics and SCM, ensures you are ready to handle any challenge. The certification provides you with self-confidence and skills to lead your team to success in your organization. The certificate adds perspective to broaden your horizon effective decision making and leading the team. The certification is suitable for students, executives, managers and senior executives in logistics or supply chain domain.

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1. Logistics and SCM Management

Introduction to Logistics

  • Concepts of Logistics
  • Evolution of Logistics
  • Objectives of Logistics
  • Elements of Logistics
  • Forms of Logistics Management
  • Logistics Processes
  • Issues and Challenges
  • Logistics Intermediaries
  • Integrated Logistics
  • Logistics Sector in India

Supply Chain Management

  • Supply Chain Basics
  • SCM Evolution
  • SCM as Competitive Advantage
  • Modern SCM Concepts
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Demand Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • The Bullwhip Effect
  • Supply Chain Outsourcing
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • SCOR Model

Integration with Business Processes

  • Relationships with other corporate functions
  • Business Process Integration
  • Logistics and Customer Service.
  • Logistics and Marketing
  • Critical Success Factors
  • Metrics for Integration

Logistics Planning

  • Logistics Strategy
  • Logistics Design
  • Logistics Planning

Logistics Modeling

  • What is modeling?
  • What is Logistics Modeling?
  • Modeling Techniques
  • The Modeling Process
  • Computer Simulation in Logistics

Theories of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • Systems Approach
  • Resource-Based View Theory
  • Knowledge-based view (KBV)
  • Strategic Choice theory (SCT)
  • Principle Agency theory (PAT)
  • Systems theory (ST)
  • Transaction Cost Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Available-to-promise (ATP)
  • Theory of Constraints

Supply Chain Modeling

  • Deterministic Analytical Models
  • Stochastic Analytical Models
  • Economic Models
  • Simulation Models

Tools and Techniques for Logistics and SCM

  • Operations Research
  • Linear Programming
  • MRP and MRP II
  • ERP
  • JIT
  • Reports
  • Barcoding and Mobile Systems

Quality Management

  • Quality Basics
  • Product vs Service Quality
  • Quality Management
  • Quality Principles
  • Quality Management Methods
  • Base Lining
  • Benchmarking
  • Value Analysis (VA/NVA)
  • TQM
  • PDCA
  • Six Sigma
  • Lean
  • 5S
  • Cause-and-Effect Diagram
  • Quality Metrics


  • What is Sustainability
  • Pillars of Sustainability
  • Sustainable SCM
  • Sustainability Models

Future Developments

  • E-Commerce
  • E-procurement
  • Big Data
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Automation and AI
  • Warehouse Automation

2. Freight Forwarder

Freight Planning

  • P’s and R’s of Fulfillment
  • Change Triggers
  • Strategic Planning
  • Central Place Theory
  • Freight Logistics Strategy
  • Product Characteristics
  • Packaging
  • Unit Load Concept
  • Reducing Freight Costs

Freight Transportation

  • Importance of Transportation
  • Modes of Transport
  • Transportation Management
  • Freight Rate or Transportation Pricing
  • Communication and Transport
  • Energy Consumption

Surface Transport

  • Road Freight Transport
  • International Road Freight
  • Types of Road Freight Transport
  • Vehicle Selection and Acquisition
  • Freight Costing
  • Freight Routing and Scheduling
  • Vehicle Fleets Assessments
  • Factors Affecting Vehicle Utilization
  • Motor Vehicles Act 1988
  • Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989
  • Carriers Act 1865
  • Rail Transport
  • Railways Act 1989
  • Intermodal Transport


  • Classification of Containers
  • Arrangement of Containers
  • Container Sizes
  • Packaging of Cargo in Container
  • Precaution and Safety of Cargo on Container
  • Movement of Containers
  • Container Handling
  • Safety Measures of Container ships
  • Container Leasing
  • Markings on Containers
  • Recent Trends – Coltainer and Cargosprinter

Inland Container Depots (ICD) and Container Freight Stations (CFS)

  • Role and Functions of ICD
  • Prerequisite for Successful ICD/CFS
  • Procedure for Approval and Implementation
  • Export and Import Clearance at ICD
  • CONCOR – Container Corporation of India

Sea Transport

  • Ocean Shipping Methods
  • Formalities of Shipping
  • Stowage
  • Types of Ships
  • Shipping Intermediaries
  • Important Sea Routes
  • Major Ports of India
  • Shipping Corporation of India
  • Ocean Freight Rates
  • Ocean Freight Documentation
  • International Chamber of Shipping
  • Indian National Ship Owners’ Association
  • The Indian Carriage of Goods by Sea Act
  • The Major Port Trusts Act, 1963

Airline Transport

  • Infrastructure for Air Transportation
  • International Air Transport
  • Benefits of Airfreight
  • Classifications of Airports
  • Types of Aircraft
  • Unit Load Devices
  • Air Freight Documentation
  • Air Cargo Industry
  • Role of the TIACA (The International Air Cargo Association)
  • Methods of Air Freight Calculations
  • The Carriage by Air Act, 1972

International Freight Transport

  • What is International Logistics
  • International Freight Mode Selection
  • International Distribution Channel
  • International Trade Operations
  • International Commercial Terms (Incoterm)
  • Transportation of Hazardous Materials
  • Documentation for Export
  • Reverse Supply Chain

Integrated Logistics

  • What is Integrated Logistics
  • Need for Integrated Logistics
  • Direct Product Profitability
  • Distribution Requirements Planning
  • Just-in-time (JIT)

Future Developments

  • Future Freight Transportation
  • Freight Transport and Big Data
  • Freight Transport Automation

3. Procurement Management

Procurement Management

  • What is Procurement Management
  • The Procurement Process
  • Make or Buy Analysis
  • Supplier Management
  • Contract Basics
  • Global Sourcing
  • E-procurement

Cost and Value Analysis System

  • Value Analysis
  • Tools for Value Analysis
  • Cost Analysis
  • Cost Analysis Techniques

Negotiation Skills

  • Basic Approaches for Negotiation
  • Strategy and Planning for Negotiation
  • Tactics of Effective Negotiation

Purchase Management System

  • What is Purchasing
  • Purchase Department
  • Methods of Purchasing
  • Purchasing Performance
  • JIT Purchasing

Vendor Management

  • System of Vendor Evaluation
  • Parameters for Evaluation of Vendors Performance
  • Social Audit
  • Tender and Negotiation Guidelines
  • Purchase Review

Materials Planning

  • Materials Planning Need
  • Factors Affecting Materials Planning
  • Tools of Materials Planning
  • Principles and Procedure for Materials Planning
  • MRP (Material Requirements Planning)
  • MRP Processing
  • Other Planning Techniques

Materials Budgeting

  • Materials Budgeting Concepts
  • Materials Budgeting and Accounting

Material Classification, Standardization and Codification

  • Material Classification
  • Value Analysis and Material Classification
  • Material Codification Concepts
  • Material Codification Systems
  • Material Standardization
  • Material Simplification
  • Levels of Standardization

Material Handling

  • Material Handling Basics
  • Material Handling Systems
  • Containerization
  • Waste Management - Surplus and Obsolete
  • Damage and Pilferage
  • Cost Analysis

Stores Management and Warehousing

  • Stores Functions and Objectives
  • Types of Stores
  • Stores Layout and Storage
  • Successful Store-Keeping Factors
  • Warehousing
  • Warehouse Management System (WMS)
  • Warehouse Operating Principles
  • Warehouse Strategy
  • Planning Warehouse Distribution
  • Warehouse Layout
  • Automatic Warehousing
  • Schemes of Automatic Warehousing
  • Stock Keeping and Accounting

Quality Management

  • Quality Basics
  • Product vs Service Quality
  • Quality Management
  • Quality Management Methods
  • TQM
  • Six Sigma
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Double and Multiple Sampling

Legal Framework

  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • The Sales of Goods Act, 1930

Future Developments

  • Procurement Future Trends
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Procurement Automation
  • Big Data and Procurement
  • Material Management Trends
  • RFID and Material Management
  • Material Management and Big Data

4. Store and Inventory Management


  • Introduction
  • Benefits of Warehousing
  • Functions of Warehouses
  • Need for Holding Stock
  • Characteristics of Warehouses
  • Warehousing Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Information Technology Requirements
  • Measuring Performance

Warehouse Processes

  • Introduction
  • Receiving
  • Pre-Receipt
  • In-handling
  • Preparation
  • Offloading
  • Checking
  • Cross Docking
  • Recording
  • Quality control
  • Put-away

Warehouse Operating Principles

  • Operating Principles
  • Warehouse Design
  • Types of Warehouses
  • Warehouse Location
  • Planning the Distribution Warehouse
  • Warehouse Layout
  • Qualitative Factor Rating Method

Picking Strategies and Equipment

  • Introduction
  • Picker to Goods
  • Goods to Picker
  • Automated Picking
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Storage Equipment

Order Picking Methods

  • Introduction
  • Industry Trends Affecting Order Picking
  • Modern Order Picking Systems
  • Stock Profiling
  • Order Picking Alternatives
  • Order Picking Strategies
  • Pick-To-Light Systems
  • Paper Pick Lists
  • Pick by Label
  • Pick by Voice
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Radio Frequency Identification
  • Pick by Light/Pick to Light
  • Put to Light
  • Type of Picking System and Equipment

Warehouse Processes from Replenishment to Dispatch

  • Replenishment
  • Other Activities
  • Value Adding Services
  • Stock Management
  • Stock or Inventory counting
  • The Annual Count
  • Safety and Security
  • Returns Processing
  • Dispatch
  • Role of Driver in Transportation

Storage and Handling equipment

  • Storage Systems
  • Pallets
  • Automated storage and retrieval Systems (AS/RS)
  • Temperature-Controlled Storage
  • Storage of Packaged Dangerous Substances

Warehouse Costs

  • Types of costs
  • Return on investment (ROI)
  • Traditional versus Activity Based Costing Systems
  • Activity based Costing for Multi-Principals
  • Calculating Warehouse Storage Costs
  • Logistics Charging Methods

Inventory Management

  • Inventory Basics
  • Inventory Management Basics
  • Types of Inventory
  • Classification of Inventory Systems
  • Inventory Management Models
  • Inventory Control and Replenishment Techniques
  • Inventory Accuracy and Cycle Counting
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Inventory Performance Measurement
  • Selective Inventory Management
  • Aggregate Inventory Planning
  • Exchange Curve
  • Deterministic Inventory Models
  • Probabilistic Inventory Models
  • Economic Order Quantity( EOQ)
  • ABC Inventory Planning
  • XYZ Analysis
  • Inventory Control of Slow Moving Items
  • Recent Developments in Inventory Management

Inventory Costing

  • Inventory Cost Types and Affecting Factors
  • Activity-Based Costing
  • Acceptance Sampling Plans
  • Accounting System
  • Advance Payment

Facilities Location

  • Introduction
  • When Does A Location Decision Arise?
  • Steps In The Facility Location Study
  • Subjective, Qualitative And Semi-Quantitative Techniques
  • Locational Break-Even Analysis
  • Some Quantitative Models For Facility
  • Some Case Examples

Facilities Layout And Materials Handling

  • Introduction
  • Basic Types Of Plant Layouts
  • Plant Layout Factors
  • Layout Design Procedure
  • Flow And Activity Analysis
  • Space Determination And 'Area Allocation
  • Computerised Layout Planning
  • Evaluation, Specification, Presentation And Implementation
  • Materials Handling Systems
  • Materials Handling Equipment

Forecasting Demand

  • Methods of Forecasting
  • Judgmental Forecasts
  • Time Series
  • Casual Forecasting
  • Planning Forecasts


  • Principles of just-in-time
  • Achieving just-in-time operations
  • JIT Implementation Design
  • Benefits and Disadvantages
  • Extending JIT
  • Comparisons With Other Methods

Future Developments

  • Future Trends
  • Sustainability in Warehousing and Inventory Management
  • Automation in Warehousing and Inventory Management
  • Big Data in Warehousing and Inventory Management

5. Distribution Management

Distribution Management

  • What is Distribution
  • Role of Distribution Function
  • Channel and Distribution
  • Types of Distribution Channel
  • Distribution Intermediary
  • Direct Delivery
  • Distribution Channel Structure
  • Distribution Channel Structure in India
  • International Distribution Channels

Physical Distribution

  • Physical Distribution Basics
  • Physical Distribution Relevance
  • Physical Distribution Components
  • Transportation
  • Warehousing
  • Inventory Management
  • Production Control and Materials Requirement Planning
  • Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)

Distribution Network Design

  • Distribution Planning
  • Distribution Strategies
  • Distribution Network Design Factors
  • Distribution Cost
  • Distribution Network Design Options
  • Distribution Network Design Selection
  • Online Sales

Channel Design

  • Designing a Channel System
  • Network Models
  • Location Analysis Techniques
  • Channel and Market Segmentation
  • Channel and Market Positioning
  • Channel and Market Targeting
  • Channel Implementation

Channel Selection

  • Changing Business Environment
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Channel Selection
  • Creating and Administering the Channel

Channel Management

  • Managing The Channel Member
  • Trade Margin
  • Training and Development
  • Channel Vision, Mission and Objectives
  • Channel Motivation
  • Risk Management in Distribution

Supply Chain Management in Physical Distribution

  • What is Supply Chain Management?
  • Efficient Consumer Response
  • Rapid Response
  • Putting it All Together: What is the Right Supply Chain?
  • Manufacturing Flow Management
  • International Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management in Rural Areas

Future Developments

  • Future Trends
  • Big Data
  • Internet of Things

6. Supply Chain and Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Strategy

  • What is Strategy
  • What is Supply Chain Strategy
  • Business Strategy and SCM
  • Organizational Strategy and SCM
  • Competitive Advantage and SCM
  • Strategic Dimensions
  • Customer Focus and Alignment
  • Forecast-Driven Enterprise
  • Demand-Driven Enterprise
  • Number of Supply Chains
  • Strategy Audit

Supply Chain Strategic Management

  • Strategic Management Processes
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Pestle Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Competitor Analysis

Strategic Decision Making

  • What is Decision Making
  • Decision Making Process
  • Decision Making Strategies
  • What is Strategic Decision Making
  • Strategic Decision Making Models

Supply Chain Design

  • Supply Chain Decision Phases
  • Supply Chain Process View
  • Achieving Strategic Fit
  • Supply Chain Segmentation
  • Aggregate Planning
  • Planning Strategies

Logistics Network Planning

  • What is Logistics Network Design
  • Design Issue and Data
  • Distribution Centres and Warehouses
  • Modeling Techniques
  • Logistics Network Design Process
  • International Logistics
  • International Transaction Channels
  • International Distribution Channel

Logistics and SCM Costing

  • What is Cost
  • Fixed and Variable Costs
  • Cost Analysis
  • SCM Costing
  • What are Logistics Costs
  • Logistics Costs Types
  • Logistics Cost Analysis and Approaches
  • Activity-based costing (ABC)
  • Target Costing
  • Logistics Cost Analysis Formulas

Logistics and SCM Optimization

  • What is optimization
  • Business Process Optimization
  • Modeling and Optimization
  • Logistics Problems
  • Logistics Optimization
  • Supply Chain Optimization
  • Time Compression
  • Outsourcing
  • Agile Supply Chain
  • Lean Supply Chain
  • Hybrid Supply Chain
  • Demand and Supply Side Alignment

Safety and Security

  • Supply Chain Safety
  • Supply Chain Security
  • Supply Chain Security Challenges and Solutions
  • International Supply Chain Security Programs
  • United States Supply Chain Security Programs
  • European Union Supply Chain Security Programs

Sustainability and Environment

  • What is Sustainability
  • Environmental Efficiency and Sustainability
  • Green Supply Chain Management
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies

Risk Management

  • Risk Management Basics
  • Risk Management Process
  • Business Risk Assessment
  • Business Risk Mitigation Options
  • Business Risk Treatments
  • Supply Chain Vulnerability
  • Supply Chain Risk Factors
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • SCM Internal and External Environments
  • SCM Risk Assessment
  • SCM Risk Treatment
  • Supply Chain Resilence

Monitoring and Performance Measurement

  • Performance Management
  • Monitoring
  • SCOR Model
  • The Balanced Scorecard
  • KPI
  • Financial Measures
  • Benchmarking

Future Developments

  • Internationalization
  • Security
  • Ecological Sustainability
  • Future Trends

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