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Logistics and Operations Management

Much of the economic activity in Barbados and the OECS is driven by the importation of raw materials and finished goods for manufacturing and retail.  This heavy dependence on expensive imports renders logistics and supply chain management critical tools for cost containment. In addition, the ability to make competitive inroads into export markets will increasingly depend on effective inbound logistics.  The CPDLL courses are designed to present participants with the most recent developments in logistics, supply chain management and operations management in order to effect the process re-engineering necessary for their organisations to minimise costs while still ensuring that goods and services meet the quality standards of target customers.

Inventory and Warehouse Management

Inventory and Warehouse Management

Wastage, obsolescence and ineffective warehouse and inventory management are proven to reduce a firm’s profitability, yet there has been insufficient adoption of proven models for inventory and warehouse management within Caribbean business settings. This course will introduce you to the theories and concepts of inventory and warehouse management with specific emphasis on identifying the components of inventory related costs, estimating the cost of said components, controlling material flow through materials requirement planning and just-in-time delivery and managing inventory related response to customer demand. In summary, you will take away the knowledge to better manage your areas, and to effectively align your activities with those of the logistics and supply chain management team within your organisation, leading to smoother, more profitable operations.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face ONLINE

 

 

Logistics and Supply Chain Analysis for LSCM Professionals

Logistics and Supply Chain Analysis for LSCM Professionals

This course is aimed at business professionals working in Logistics and Supply Chain Management that wish to delve deeper into the analytical aspects of the field. At the end of this course, you will be able to use econometric and advanced statistical techniques in logistics and supply chain decisions. Upon completion of the course, you are expected to effectively align your activities with those of the logistics and supply chain management team within your organisation, leading to smoother, more profitable operations.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Strategic Logistics and Supply Chain Management for non-LCSM professionals

Strategic Logistics and Supply Chain Management for non-LCSM professionals

Logistical (movement of goods from manufacturer to final consumer) expertise creates cost efficiencies which can be passed on as reduced prices/increased value to consumers. Effective supply chain management, (the management of relationships between supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer) also creates value that can generate competitive advantage for every member of the supply chain. This course presents the strategic role of logistics and supply chain management by examining the practice of logistics and supply chain management, as well as the link between logistics and supply chain strategy and overall corporate and marketing strategy. In summary, this course is intended to strengthen the internal coordination between the LSCM function and other functions within corporations, as well as equip you with the skills to maximise supply chains to achieve competitive advantage.


Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face  ONLINE