Logistics manager

OBJECTIVES

During this practical course of the higher level, logistics managers are trained to understand, to evaluate, to optimise and to manage logistics processes in manufacturing, distribution and logistics companies. The training offers the participants clear and practical insights into logistics optimisation by analysing and discussing the practical organization of the overall material flow. Therefore, the theoretical concepts will be illustrated with real live cases conducted by the experienced logistics managers and consultants of the ZELCO team.

6 INDEPENDENT MODULES

Because of the longer training period and the high intensity, the training is made up in a modular way. This approach enables participants to spread it over a longer time interval. The 4 basic modules are independent and complimentary and can be followed separately. The content of the 4 basic modules relates to the well known ZELCO trainings in warehouse management, inventory control, production management and distribution management.

CERTIFICATE

At the end of the training the participants can participate in an examination for each module they followed. Participants who succeed for a module will receive a ZELCO certificate for the corresponding module while participants who succeed for all the modules will receive the certificate "INTENSIVE TRAINING LOGISTICS MANAGER".

TARGETGROUP

This training is intended for logistics managers, supervisors, consultants and auditors who have already some experience in logistics and who want to improve their results by a practical understanding of the interrelation between the different sub-functions of the logistic optimisation. This training is also intended for beginning logistics or IT specialists or for those who are preparing to take charge of the logistics operation. This training will provide a better understanding of the logistics functions and the practical use of techniques and procedures.

6 INDEPENDENT MODULES

Because of the longer training period and the high intensity, the training is made up in a modular way. This approach enables participants to spread it over a longer time interval. The 4 basic modules are independent and complimentary and can be followed separately. The content of the 4 basic modules relates to the well known ZELCO trainings in warehouse management, inventory control, production management and distribution management.

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO INTEGRATED LOGISTICS 1 DAY
  • Many faces of logistics
  • Integrated logistics
  • Total cost of logistics
  • Steps towards integrated logistics
  • Measurement of the degree of integration
  • Customer service as starting point of integrated logistics
  • Definition of the optimal customer service
  • Customer service follow up
  • Modern evolutions in supply chain management
MODULE 2: PRACITCAL WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT 4 DAYS
  • Importance of the warehouse function
  • Different types of warehouses
  • Principles of good warehouse organization
  • Systematic analysis of the material flows
  • Systematic lay-out planning
  • Storage techniques & internal transport
  • Orderpicking
  • Mechanisation and automation
  • Functioning of a manual warehouse system
  • Functioning of a computer based warehouse system
  • Telecommunication, bar code and radio frequency
  • Standard times and individual performance
  • Productivity and flexibility
  • Planning of the capacity needs
  • Ergonomics, safety and security
  • Cost structures and investment analysis
  • Outsourcing
  • Steps towards a highly performing warehouse operation
MODULE 3: PLANNING & INVENTORY CONTROL 4 DAYS
  • The stock problem and cost elements of inventory control
  • Rotation and service level
  • Economic order quantity
  • Safety stock
  • Re-ordering system
  • ABC analysis
  • Static re-ordering system
  • Dynamic re-ordering system
  • Synchronised coverage
  • Speculative stocks
  • Forecasting & Prediction
  • Internal operation of a computer based re-ordering system
  • Analysis of a stock problem
  • Multi level inventory control
  • Centralisation - decentralisation
  • Synergy between customer and supplier
  • Vendor managed inventory
  • Practical development of a forecasting and re-ordering system
  • Steps towards an optimal re-ordering system
MODULE 4: PRINCIPLES OF PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT 4 DAYS
  • Push, pull and push-pull systems
  • Decouple points
  • Production planning in a process environment
  • Production planning in a job shop environment
  • DRP en MRP philosophy
  • Bill of Material - Inventory file - Routing file
  • Planning Cycle - Planning techniques
  • Organization of the planning function
  • Capacity planning and capacity constraints
  • Back flushing
  • PERT-planning
  • JIT - more than just zero inventory
  • Stocks and work in process
  • Dealing with set up times - SMED-analysis
  • Value added logistics - Modern views
  • Live case study production planning
MODULE 5: PRINCIPLES OF TRANSPORT AND DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT 3 DAYS
  • Importance of physical distribution
  • Dispatching
  • Dropsize analysis
  • Reverse logistics
  • Practical route planning
  • Optimal operation of a distribution-platform
  • Centralisation and decentralisation
  • Packaging
  • Environment
  • Transport administration and regulations
  • EDI in physical distribution
  • Barcode & radio frequency
  • Onboard computer, GPS, Mobile Communication
  • Fleet management
  • Cost control of physical distribution
  • Modern techniques
MODULE 6: OPTIMISED LOGISTICS SYSTEMS 1 DAY
  • Overview of logistics systems
  • Logistics systems in an ERP context
  • Integrated systems or integration of systems
  • Selection of logistics systems
  • Package or bespoke development
  • Steps towards a successful implementation
  • Views on E-Logistics