Logistics And Physical Distribution Management

RATIONALE:
Distribution and logistics have been important features of industrial and economic life for many years, but it is only of
recent that they been recognized by both business and academic circles. In the academic and business world, there
is a recognition that maximum attention should be given to the now strategic functions of logistics and distribution
management. However, there is a general lack of skilled ‘competent cadres’ specifically trained to manage the
two functions. This course therefore offers introductory skills and knowledge in logistics and physical distribution
management for effective performance of organisations in public, private and NGO sectors.

TARGET GROUP:
Logistics managers and assistants, distribution, warehousing, stores,, production/operations staff, drivers,
transporters, marketing people, those in finance and accounts, personnel staff, police and traffic officers, suppliers,
buyers, relief distribution agencies staff, those in customs, clearing and forwarding, those who wish to build a career
in transport, logistics and distribution, lawyers, insurers, information communication technology experts, lecturers in
training institutions, consultants in transportation and logistics management and environmentalists

OBJECTIVES:
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:
Define logistics management and trace history of logistics management
Outline and describe the key rights, processes, trends and principles of logistics and distribution management
Describe the skills requirements for modern logistics and physical distribution management practitioners
Describe documentation of logistics and physical distribution management
Explain the role that international trade logistics plays in securing competitive advantage for a company
Describe the roles that outside service providers play in international trade and in a company’s supply chain
strategy.

COURSE CONTENT:
Logistics management and physical distribution management
History of logistics management and its contribution to the competitiveness of organizations
The key rights, processes, functions and trends of effective logistics management
Skills requirements for modern logistics and physical distribution management practitioners
Regulatory requirements that may affect the movement of products or services within and across international
boundaries.
Documents required in logistics and physical distribution management
Role that international trade logistics plays in securing competitive advantage for a company
Roles that outside service providers play in international trade.

TRAINING METHODS:
Presentations, discussion groups, case studies, and simulation shall be used in the delivery of the workshop materials.

DURATION: 1 Week
TUITION FEES: Ug.Shs.320,000=
Accommodation (excluding meals) Ug.shs.180,000=
DATE: May 9 - 13, 2016
October 17 - 21, 2016
VENUE: Uganda Management Institute – Kampala Centre
CODE: PLM 801 – 08

Additional Info

  • Course Code: PLM 801 – 08
  • Start Date: Monday, 17 October 2016
  • End Date: Friday, 21 October 2016
  • School: Business and Management
  • Department: Procurement & Logistics
  • Centre: Main Campus