Distribution Logistics Course

Master distribution logistics operations. Join this course to learn techniques for effectively managing distribution networks, optimizing order fulfillment, and customer satisfaction. BMC Training offers Distribution Logistics Course in Warehouse , Logistics , Supply Chain and Inventory Courses.

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  • 120 Training Sessions
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  • Two Weeks
Distribution Logistics Training Course

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London , UK 28 - Jul - 2024 8 - Aug - 2024 11900 GBP
Madrid , Spain 28 - Jul - 2024 8 - Aug - 2024 15000 GBP
Munich , Germany 28 - Jul - 2024 8 - Aug - 2024 17800 GBP
Berlin , Germany 28 - Jul - 2024 8 - Aug - 2024 16600 GBP
New York , United States 28 - Jul - 2024 8 - Aug - 2024 25500 GBP
Amsterdam , Netherlands 28 - Jul - 2024 8 - Aug - 2024 18200 GBP
Milan , Italy 28 - Jul - 2024 8 - Aug - 2024 15000 GBP
London , UK 4 - Aug - 2024 15 - Aug - 2024 11900 GBP
Madrid , Spain 4 - Aug - 2024 15 - Aug - 2024 15000 GBP
Munich , Germany 4 - Aug - 2024 15 - Aug - 2024 17800 GBP
Berlin , Germany 4 - Aug - 2024 15 - Aug - 2024 16600 GBP
New York , United States 4 - Aug - 2024 15 - Aug - 2024 25500 GBP
Amsterdam , Netherlands 4 - Aug - 2024 15 - Aug - 2024 18200 GBP
London , UK 11 - Aug - 2024 22 - Aug - 2024 11900 GBP
Madrid , Spain 11 - Aug - 2024 22 - Aug - 2024 15000 GBP
Munich , Germany 11 - Aug - 2024 22 - Aug - 2024 17800 GBP
Berlin , Germany 11 - Aug - 2024 22 - Aug - 2024 16600 GBP
New York , United States 11 - Aug - 2024 22 - Aug - 2024 25500 GBP
Amsterdam , Netherlands 11 - Aug - 2024 22 - Aug - 2024 18200 GBP
London , UK 18 - Aug - 2024 29 - Aug - 2024 11900 GBP
Madrid , Spain 18 - Aug - 2024 29 - Aug - 2024 15000 GBP
Munich , Germany 18 - Aug - 2024 29 - Aug - 2024 17800 GBP
Berlin , Germany 18 - Aug - 2024 29 - Aug - 2024 16600 GBP
New York , United States 18 - Aug - 2024 29 - Aug - 2024 25500 GBP
Amsterdam , Netherlands 18 - Aug - 2024 29 - Aug - 2024 18200 GBP
Dubai , UAE 25 - Aug - 2024 5 - Sep - 2024 11172.5 GBP
Paris , France 25 - Aug - 2024 5 - Sep - 2024 15800 GBP
Hong Kong , Hong Kong 25 - Aug - 2024 5 - Sep - 2024 18200 GBP
Milan , Italy 4 - Aug - 2024 15 - Aug - 2024 15000 GBP
Milan , Italy 11 - Aug - 2024 22 - Aug - 2024 15000 GBP
Milan , Italy 18 - Aug - 2024 29 - Aug - 2024 15000 GBP
Tokyo , Japan 25 - Aug - 2024 5 - Sep - 2024 23000 GBP
Dubai , UAE 22 - Sep - 2024 3 - Oct - 2024 11172.5 GBP
Paris , France 22 - Sep - 2024 3 - Oct - 2024 15800 GBP
Hong Kong , Hong Kong 22 - Sep - 2024 3 - Oct - 2024 18200 GBP
Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia 1 - Sep - 2024 12 - Sep - 2024 10600 GBP
Rome , Italy 1 - Sep - 2024 12 - Sep - 2024 15800 GBP
Barcelona , Spain 1 - Sep - 2024 12 - Sep - 2024 16600 GBP
Zurich , Switzerland 1 - Sep - 2024 12 - Sep - 2024 17400 GBP
Istanbul , Turkey 8 - Sep - 2024 19 - Sep - 2024 11100 GBP
Bali , Indonesia 8 - Sep - 2024 19 - Sep - 2024 17400 GBP
Singapore , Singapore 8 - Sep - 2024 19 - Sep - 2024 16800 GBP
Washington , United States 8 - Sep - 2024 19 - Sep - 2024 27000 GBP
London , UK 15 - Sep - 2024 26 - Sep - 2024 11900 GBP
Madrid , Spain 15 - Sep - 2024 26 - Sep - 2024 15000 GBP
Munich , Germany 15 - Sep - 2024 26 - Sep - 2024 17800 GBP
Berlin , Germany 15 - Sep - 2024 26 - Sep - 2024 16600 GBP
New York , United States 15 - Sep - 2024 26 - Sep - 2024 25500 GBP
Amsterdam , Netherlands 15 - Sep - 2024 26 - Sep - 2024 18200 GBP
Tokyo , Japan 22 - Sep - 2024 3 - Oct - 2024 23000 GBP
Milan , Italy 15 - Sep - 2024 26 - Sep - 2024 15000 GBP
London , UK 20 - Oct - 2024 31 - Oct - 2024 11900 GBP
Madrid , Spain 20 - Oct - 2024 31 - Oct - 2024 15000 GBP
Munich , Germany 20 - Oct - 2024 31 - Oct - 2024 17800 GBP
Berlin , Germany 20 - Oct - 2024 31 - Oct - 2024 16600 GBP
New York , United States 20 - Oct - 2024 31 - Oct - 2024 25500 GBP
Amsterdam , Netherlands 20 - Oct - 2024 31 - Oct - 2024 18200 GBP
London , UK 27 - Oct - 2024 7 - Nov - 2024 11900 GBP
Madrid , Spain 27 - Oct - 2024 7 - Nov - 2024 15000 GBP
Munich , Germany 27 - Oct - 2024 7 - Nov - 2024 17800 GBP
Berlin , Germany 27 - Oct - 2024 7 - Nov - 2024 16600 GBP
New York , United States 27 - Oct - 2024 7 - Nov - 2024 25500 GBP
Amsterdam , Netherlands 27 - Oct - 2024 7 - Nov - 2024 18200 GBP
London , UK 6 - Oct - 2024 17 - Oct - 2024 11900 GBP
Madrid , Spain 6 - Oct - 2024 17 - Oct - 2024 15000 GBP
Munich , Germany 6 - Oct - 2024 17 - Oct - 2024 17800 GBP
Berlin , Germany 6 - Oct - 2024 17 - Oct - 2024 16600 GBP
New York , United States 6 - Oct - 2024 17 - Oct - 2024 25500 GBP
Amsterdam , Netherlands 6 - Oct - 2024 17 - Oct - 2024 18200 GBP
Dubai , UAE 13 - Oct - 2024 24 - Oct - 2024 11172.5 GBP
Paris , France 13 - Oct - 2024 24 - Oct - 2024 15800 GBP
Hong Kong , Hong Kong 13 - Oct - 2024 24 - Oct - 2024 18200 GBP
Milan , Italy 20 - Oct - 2024 31 - Oct - 2024 15000 GBP
Milan , Italy 27 - Oct - 2024 7 - Nov - 2024 15000 GBP
Milan , Italy 6 - Oct - 2024 17 - Oct - 2024 15000 GBP
Tokyo , Japan 13 - Oct - 2024 24 - Oct - 2024 23000 GBP
Dubai , UAE 17 - Nov - 2024 28 - Nov - 2024 11172.5 GBP
Paris , France 17 - Nov - 2024 28 - Nov - 2024 15800 GBP
Hong Kong , Hong Kong 17 - Nov - 2024 28 - Nov - 2024 18200 GBP
Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia 24 - Nov - 2024 5 - Dec - 2024 10600 GBP
Rome , Italy 24 - Nov - 2024 5 - Dec - 2024 15800 GBP
Barcelona , Spain 24 - Nov - 2024 5 - Dec - 2024 16600 GBP
Zurich , Switzerland 24 - Nov - 2024 5 - Dec - 2024 17400 GBP
Istanbul , Turkey 3 - Nov - 2024 14 - Nov - 2024 11100 GBP
Bali , Indonesia 3 - Nov - 2024 14 - Nov - 2024 17400 GBP
Singapore , Singapore 3 - Nov - 2024 14 - Nov - 2024 16800 GBP
Washington , United States 3 - Nov - 2024 14 - Nov - 2024 27000 GBP
London , UK 10 - Nov - 2024 21 - Nov - 2024 11900 GBP
Madrid , Spain 10 - Nov - 2024 21 - Nov - 2024 15000 GBP
Munich , Germany 10 - Nov - 2024 21 - Nov - 2024 17800 GBP
Berlin , Germany 10 - Nov - 2024 21 - Nov - 2024 16600 GBP
New York , United States 10 - Nov - 2024 21 - Nov - 2024 25500 GBP
Amsterdam , Netherlands 10 - Nov - 2024 21 - Nov - 2024 18200 GBP
Tokyo , Japan 17 - Nov - 2024 28 - Nov - 2024 23000 GBP
Milan , Italy 10 - Nov - 2024 21 - Nov - 2024 15000 GBP
London , UK 15 - Dec - 2024 26 - Dec - 2024 11900 GBP
Madrid , Spain 15 - Dec - 2024 26 - Dec - 2024 15000 GBP
Munich , Germany 15 - Dec - 2024 26 - Dec - 2024 17800 GBP
Berlin , Germany 15 - Dec - 2024 26 - Dec - 2024 16600 GBP
New York , United States 15 - Dec - 2024 26 - Dec - 2024 25500 GBP
Amsterdam , Netherlands 15 - Dec - 2024 26 - Dec - 2024 18200 GBP
London , UK 22 - Dec - 2024 2 - Jan - 2025 11900 GBP
Madrid , Spain 22 - Dec - 2024 2 - Jan - 2025 15000 GBP
Munich , Germany 22 - Dec - 2024 2 - Jan - 2025 17800 GBP
Berlin , Germany 22 - Dec - 2024 2 - Jan - 2025 16600 GBP
New York , United States 22 - Dec - 2024 2 - Jan - 2025 25500 GBP
Amsterdam , Netherlands 22 - Dec - 2024 2 - Jan - 2025 18200 GBP
London , UK 1 - Dec - 2024 12 - Dec - 2024 11900 GBP
Madrid , Spain 1 - Dec - 2024 12 - Dec - 2024 15000 GBP
Munich , Germany 1 - Dec - 2024 12 - Dec - 2024 17800 GBP
Berlin , Germany 1 - Dec - 2024 12 - Dec - 2024 16600 GBP
New York , United States 1 - Dec - 2024 12 - Dec - 2024 25500 GBP
Amsterdam , Netherlands 1 - Dec - 2024 12 - Dec - 2024 18200 GBP
Dubai , UAE 8 - Dec - 2024 19 - Dec - 2024 11172.5 GBP
Paris , France 8 - Dec - 2024 19 - Dec - 2024 15800 GBP
Hong Kong , Hong Kong 8 - Dec - 2024 19 - Dec - 2024 18200 GBP
Milan , Italy 15 - Dec - 2024 26 - Dec - 2024 15000 GBP
Milan , Italy 22 - Dec - 2024 2 - Jan - 2025 15000 GBP
Milan , Italy 1 - Dec - 2024 12 - Dec - 2024 15000 GBP
Tokyo , Japan 8 - Dec - 2024 19 - Dec - 2024 23000 GBP

Course Syllabus

Introduction:

This comprehensive course presents a complete and balanced treatment of distribution logistics by covering both applications and the required theoretical background, therefore extending its reach to practitioners and students in a range of disciplines such as management, engineering, mathematics, and statistics. It serves as a useful reference for practitioners in the fields of applied mathematics and statistics, manufacturing engineering, business management, and operations research.

On completion of this course you should be able to: 

  • Deal with the quantitative approaches needed to handle real-life management problems.
  • Identify the limitations and scope of applicability of the proposed quantitative tools.
  • Discuss many issues on probability and statistics as well as mathematical programming
  • Gain a broad understanding on Network design and transportation, and Demand forecasting
  • Examines inventory control in single- and multi-echelon systems, and Incentives in the supply chain
  • Identify Network routing problems and develop solution methods for symmetric TSP.

Course Outline

Supply chain management

  • What do we mean by logistics?
  • Plan of the chapter.
  •  Structure of production/distribution networks.
  • Competition factors, cost drivers, and strategy.
  • Competition factors.
  • Cost drivers.
  • Strategy.
  • The role of inventories.
  • A classical model: Economic Order Quantity.
  • Cycle vs. capacity-induced stock.
  • Dealing with uncertainty.
  • Setting safety stocks.
  • A two-stage decision process: Production planning in an assemble-to-order environment.
  • Inventory deployment.
  • Physical flows and transportation.
  • Time horizons and hierarchical levels.
  • Decision approaches.
  • Information flows and decision rights.
  • Quantitative models and methods.
  • For further reading.

Network Design and Transportation

  • The role of intermediate nodes in a distribution network.
  • The risk pooling effect: reducing the uncertainty level.
  • The role of transit points in transportation optimization.
  • Location and flow optimization models.
  • The transportation problem
  • The minimum cost flow problem.
  • The plant location problem
  • Putting it all together
  • Models involving nonlinear costs.
  • For Further Reading.

Forecasting

  • Overview on forecasting.
  • The variable to be predicted.
  • The forecasting process.
  • Metrics for forecast errors.
  • The Mean Error.
  • Mean Absolute Deviation.
  • Root Mean Square Error.
  • Mean Percentage Error and Mean Absolute Percentage Error.
  • ME%, MAD%, RMSE%.
  • U Theil’s statistic.
  • Using metrics of forecasting accuracy.
  • A classification of forecasting methods
  • Moving Average
  • The demand model.
  • The algorithm.
  • Setting the parameters.
  • Drawbacks and limitations.
  • Simple exponential smoothing.
  • The demand model.
  • The algorithm.
  • Setting the parameter.
  • Initialization.
  • Drawbacks and limitations.
  • Exponential Smoothing with Trend.
  • The demand model.
  • The algorithm.
  • Setting the parameters.
  • Initialization.
  • Drawbacks and limitations.
  • Exponential smoothing with seasonality.
  • The demand model.
  • The algorithm.
  • Setting the parameters.
  • Initialization.
  • Drawbacks and limitations.
  • Smoothing with seasonality and trend.
  • The demand model.
  • The algorithm.
  • Initialization.
  • Simple linear regression.
  • Setting up data for regression.
  • Forecasting new products.
  • The Delphi method and the committee process.
  • Lancaster model: forecasting new products through products features.
  • The early sales model.
  • The Bass model.
  • Limitations and drawbacks.

Inventory management with Deterministic Demand

  • Economic Order Quantity.
  • Robustness of EOQ model.
  • Case of LT > 0: the (Q,R) model.
  • Case of finite replenishment rate.
  • Multi-item EOQ.
  • The case of shared ordering costs.
  • The multi-item case with a constraint on ordering capacity.
  • Case of nonlinear costs.
  • The case of variable demand with known variability.

Inventory control: the stochastic case.

  • The newsvendor problem.
  • Extensions of the Newsvendor problem.
  • Multi-period problems.
  • Fixed quantity: the (Q,R) model.
  • Optimization of the (Q,R) model in case the stock out cost depends on the size of the stock out.
  • (Q,R) system: case of constraint on the type II service level.
  • Optimization of the (Q,R) model in case the cost of a stock-out depends on the occurrence of a stock out.(Q,R) system: case of constraint on type I service level.
  • Periodic review: S and (s, S) policies.
  • The S policy.
  • The (s, S) policy.

Managing inventories in multiechelon supply chains

  • Managing multi-echelon chains: Installation vs. Echelon Stock.
  • Features of Installation and Echelon Stock logics.
  • Coordination in the supply chain: the Bullwhip effect.
  • A linear distribution chain with two echelons and certain demand.
  • Arbores cent chain with two echelons: transit point with uncertain demand.
  • A two echelon supply chain in case of stochastic demand.

Incentives in the supply chain

  • Decisions on price: double marginalization.
  • The first best solution: the vertically integrated firm.
  • The vertically disintegrated case: independent manufacturer and retailer.
  • A way out: designing incentive schemes.
  • Decision on price in a competitive environment.
  • The vertically disintegrated supply chain: independent manufacturer and retailer.
  • Decision on inventories: the Newsvendor problem.
  • The first best solution: the vertically integrated firm.
  • The vertically disintegrated case: independent manufacturer and retailer.
  • A way out: designing incentives and re-allocating decision rights.
  • Decision on effort to produce and sell the product.
  • The first best solution: the vertically integrated firm.
  • The vertically disintegrated case: independent retailer and manufacturers.
  • The case of efforts both at the upstream and downstream stage.

Vehicle Routing

  • Network routing problems.
  • Solution methods for symmetric TSP.
  • Nearest-neighbor heuristic.
  • Insertion-based heuristics.
  • Local search methods.
  • Solution methods for basic VRP.
  • Constructive methods for VRP.
  • Decomposition methods for VRP: cluster first, route second.
  • Additional features of real-life VRP.
  • Constructive methods for the VRP with time windows.

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