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Logistics Excellence: Strategies for Streamlined Operations


Course Description 

This is a comprehensive course designed to equip professionals with the advanced skills and knowledge needed to optimize logistics within a supply chain. The course goes beyond the basics, offering strategic insights and practical techniques to achieve operational efficiency and supply chain excellence. It delves into the intricacies of logistics management, focusing on strategic approaches to streamline operations and enhance overall supply chain performance. Upon completion, participants will possess the knowledge and skills to strategically optimize logistics operations, contributing to overall supply chain excellence. Join us in this transformative journey towards mastering logistics for unparalleled operational efficiency and business success.

Duration of course

This course is scheduled for two (2) day online masterclass session combined with practical workplace experience.

Target audience

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Procurement Professionals
  • Inventory and Warehouse Managers
  • Transportation and Distribution Specialists
  • Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

What delegates will learn?

By the end of the course, participants will acquire a full spectrum of knowledge and skills, including:

  • Develop the skills to create robust logistics strategies aligned with organizational goals and market demands.
  • Explore cutting-edge techniques for optimizing supply chain networks, reducing lead times, and minimizing operational costs.
  • Learn how to leverage emerging technologies such as IoT, AI, and blockchain to enhance logistics visibility, traceability, and decision-making.
  • Understand and implement strategies to identify, assess, and mitigate risks in logistics and supply chain operations.
  • Gain insights into selecting and measuring key performance indicators (KPIs) for logistics operations, facilitating continuous improvement.
  • Explore collaborative approaches to logistics, emphasizing coordination with suppliers, distributors, and other key stakeholders.
  • Apply lean methodologies to eliminate waste, enhance efficiency, and streamline logistics processes.

Course Content/Syllabus/Topics

Module 1: Introduction to Logistics Excellence

Module 2: Strategic Logistics Planning

Module 3: Advanced Supply Chain Optimization

Module 4: Technology Integration in Logistics

Module 5: Risk Mitigation Strategies in Logistics

Module 6: Performance Metrics and KPIs

Module 7: Collaborative Supply Chain Management

Module 8: Lean Principles in Logistics

Case Studies and Practical Exercises:

Final Project: Logistics Optimization Plan

Training methodology

  • Expert-led lectures and presentations
  • Case studies and real-world examples
  • Group discussions and interactive workshops
  • Technology demonstrations and hands-on exercises


Course Costing


Course Dates

14-15 June 2023
10-11 August 2023
20-21 November 2023

Course Registration

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Established in 2019, the African Institute for Supply Chain Research (AISCR) provides supply chain research, education, outreach, and networking solutions for a better Africa.





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