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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


  • CPM/PERT
  • 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

Sustainability


  • 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 Transport


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

Containerisation


  • 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 and Materials 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. Warehousing and Inventory Management


Warehousing


  • 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

Just-in-Time


  • 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. Strategic SCM and Logistics


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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