This course covers the latest essential practices in forecasting, planning, procurement, transportation, warehousing, and logistics.

It covers the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) framework for continuous performance improvement across the supply chain.

Suppliers are key stakeholders to determine quality and outcome. Proper Management of the supply chain can ensure you to work with supportive suppliers. Implementing supply chain management produces the right output, requiring a major commitment of your own management team.



  • Recognize trends and modern practices in supply chain and logistics management
  • Practice forecasting and inventory optimization techniques
  • Appraise item categories and formulate appropriate sourcing strategies
  • Describe the role and objectives of transportation management in logistics
  • Use value adding warehousing techniques
  • Apply the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) framework for management of supply chain performance

Who Should Attend

Supply chain and logistics professionals, in particular those at the operational, supervisory and management level. In addition, this course is ideal for those seeking to complement their supply chain and logistics experience with the latest theoretical knowledge in preparation for assuming a higher position.


Day 1

Modern supply chain and logistics trends

  • Supply chain overview
  • Role of logistics
  • Sustainability in supply chains and logistics
  • Supply chain configuration
  • 3PL concepts
  • 4PL concepts

Materials forecasting and inventory planning

  • Qualitative forecasting theories
  • Forecasting panels
  • Thought leaders
  • Delphi technique

Day 2

Quantitative forecasting techniques

  • Seasonal demand forecasting
  • Moving average
  • Weighted moving average
  • Exponential smoothing
  • Forecasting error
  • Identifying bias

Determining economic order quantities

  • Determining reorder points
  • Replenishment strategies
  • Make-to-stock
  • Make-to-order
  • Assemble-to-order

Day 3

Procurement and go-to-market strategies

  • Role of procurement
  • Procurement process flows
  • Sourcing strategies
  • Vendor management
  • Partnerships and alliances

Role of transportation and shipping in logistics

  • Definition of fleet management
  • Objectives and costs of fleet management
  • Transportation modes
  • Optimized routing and cubing
  • Incoterms for international commerce

Day 4

Role of warehousing in logistics

  • Warehousing network design
  • Configuration of warehousing space
  • Value adding activities
  • Stockpiling, spot stocking and assortments
  • Cross-docking, break bulking and consolidation
  • Mixing, postponement, and assembly-to-order
  • Warehousing equipment and tools
  • Reverse logistics

Day 5

Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) framework for performance management

  • SCOR framework overview
  • Identifying level 1, 2 and 3 SCOR metrics
  • Customizing level 4 SCOR metrics
  • Setting performance targets
  • Continuous performance improvement
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated July 3, 2019
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3,995 USD
+VAT for a five days workshop to be held in a hotel conference venue in Dubai, including Certificate, Lunch and Coffee breaks.
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