Becoming a Global Logistics Manager is within your reach!
Broaden your understanding and knowledge of the global logistics function by keeping abreast of new technology, trends and developments! Master how to plan, direct, and coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, and planning services by managing logistics personnel and systems to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of your organisations operations. Provide your customers with the ultimate level of customer satisfaction and, dare I say, customer delight! In this course, you will learn to how master the essential knowledge needed for the logistics, transportation and distribution industry.
What skills do I need?
This course is not for the faint-hearted, but do not let that scare you! This course provides detailed content on what you need in order to become a expert in this field. Working knowledge within the supply chain industry is highly recommended and beneficial, preferably a managerial role.
What can I expect?
All of the topics in this course are delivered in bite-sized chunks of information displayed through high-quality animated videos, info-graphics, interactions and text. In addition to the course content, I will provide you with extra information through hyperlinks and downloads in order to strengthen and broaden your knowledge and understanding on the subject matter.
It is important to remember that this course is run entirely at your own pace! So whether you have a few minutes during your lunch hour at work, or during your personal time in the evenings or weekends, your course can be accessed at any time of day, giving you the freedom in determining your own course progress.
After completing this course, you can pursue jobs (but not limited) in the following fields:
Global Logistics Manager, Integrated Logistics Programs Director, Logistics Manager, Logistics Solution Manager, Supply Chain Logistics Manager, Supply Chain Director, Supply Chain Manager, as well as a Supply Chain Vice President!
Skills you will learnConfer with supply chain planners to forecast demand or create supply plans that ensure availability of materials or products.
Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities.
Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.
Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, production, or quality assurance.
Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues.
Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping.
Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records.
Supervise the work of logistics specialists, planners, or schedulers.
Direct inbound or outbound logistics operations, such as transportation or warehouse activities, safety performance, or logistics quality management.
How long will this course take to complete?
This eLearning course is broken down into four sections. If you commit 1 hour of your day to studying, 5 days a week, this course will take approximately 3 months to complete, but remember, there's no rush!
Meet the team
Hi there, my name is Samantha Jay Golding. I'm an eduKazi eLearning developer, supply chain enthusiast, and an avid educator! I specialise in animation design and development, augmented reality, graphic design and digital instructional design. I have currently completed the APICS TtT, APICS LDI, APICS BSCM and Manage Logistics Operations qualifications and lectured various other logistics and supply chain management short courses and simulations for a good couple of years. I have also been involved in various production and manufacturing projects. At this moment in time, I am currently completing the APICS CPIM qualification. My mission is to create fun and stimulating online learning programmes designed to impart theoretical and practical knowledge to those who are eager to learn about the supply chain and logistics industry! As your contact point on this course I will be guiding you through the curriculum with the help of my team.
Andrew dos Santos is a Supply Chain Management industry expert, and the subject matter expert for this course. Andrew has led and managed projects ranging from ERP system implementations, supply chain planning implementations, multiple new product developments, business process improvements and training initiatives. He currently coaches and mentors supply chain planners for many of South Africa's top manufacturing organisations and holds a BSc(Hons) as well as a Masters Degree in Supply Chain Management from the University of Pretoria. But wait, there's more! Andrew also holds multiple industry certificates such as APICS CPIM, APICS BSCM, SCOR-P and CDDP.
Chris Boshoff, the subject matter expert for this course, has worked within the supply chain industry for over 40 years. Chris has worked in some of the largest parastatal power utilities and has worked in and managed various supply chain functions including Materials Management, Inventory Optimisation, Cataloguing, Procurement, Imports, Assets Disposals, Succession Planning, Training and Development of the Commercial staff. But wait, there’s more! Chris also has the following qualifications: APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Management Development Programme (Potch University) as well as being a Lead Auditor for ISO 9000.