Logistics and distribution management Strategies

Contents

Unit 1  

  • Planning framework for logistics
  • Introduction Pressures for change
  • Strategic planning overview
  • Logistics design strategy
  • Product characteristics
  • The product life cycle
  • Packaging
  • Unit loads
  • Summary

Unit 2  

  • Logistics processes
  • Introduction
  • The importance of logistics processes
  • Logistics process types and categories Approach
  • Tools and techniques
  • Summary

Unit 3  

  • Supply chain segmentation
  • Introduction
  • Product segmentation
  • Demand and supply segmentation
  • Marketing segmentation
  • Combined segmentation frameworks Implementation
  • Summary

Unit 4   

  • Logistics network planning
  • Introduction
  • The role of distribution centres and warehouses Cost relationships
  • A planned approach or methodology
  • Initial analysis and option definition
  • Logistics modelling: logistics option analysis
  • Evaluate results: matching logistics strategy to business strategy Practical considerations for site search
  • Summary

Unit 5

  • Logistics management and organization
  • Introduction
  • Relationships with other corporate functions Logistics organizational structures
  • Organizational integration
  • The role of the logistics or distribution manager
  • Payment schemes
  • The selection of temporary staff and assets
  • Summary

Unit 6

  • Multichannel fulfilment
  • Introduction Issues
  • Food retailing
  • Non-food retailing Summary

Unit 7

  • Manufacturing logistics
  • Introduction
  • Typology of operations Just-in-time
  • Manufacturing resource planning (MRPII)
  • Material requirements planning (MRP)
  • The MRP system
  • Flexible fulfilment (postponement)
  • The effects of distribution activities
  • Future developments
  • Summary

 

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