Logistics and Supply Chain Management Course Outline

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

How to Use This Guide

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Getting Started

Defining the Terms

Regulations and Resources

Session Three: The Evolution of the Supply Chain

Vertical Integration Model

Virtual Integration Model

What’s Next?

Session Four: The Basic Supply Chain Structure

The Links in the Supply Chain

Making Connections

Participants in the Supply Chain

Designing Your Supply Chain

The Bullwhip Effect

Session Five: Supply Chain Drivers

Driving Success

Choosing the Right Transportation Methods

Making Connections

Session Six: Aligning Your Supply Chain with Business Strategy

Identifying Your Market

Making Connections

Looking at Your Role

Analyzing the Data

Taking the Next Steps

Making Connections

Session Seven: Managing Supply Chain Risks

Session Eight: Tracking and Evaluating Supply Chain Data

Ratios and Formulas

What is Benchmarking?

The SCOR Model

The Balanced Scorecard

Supply Chain Management Dashboards

Making Connections

Session Nine: Troubleshooting Supply Chain Problems

Signs of Trouble in Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Best Practices

Session Ten: Sharing Supply Chain Activities

Outsourcing, Insourcing, Offshoring, and Reshoring

Third- and Fourth-Party Logistic Providers

Building Partnerships within Your Supply Chain

Session Eleven: Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies

What is Sustainability?

Reducing the Impact on the Environment

Session Twelve: Applying Lean Techniques to the Supply Chain

Lean 101

Applying Lean to the Supply Chain

Session Thirteen: The Future of Supply Chain Management

Top Trends

Making Connections

Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys

Personal Action Plan