Procurement logistics and Supply Chain Management course

Procurement logistics and Supply Chain Management course

Course Date Duration Location Registration
27/05/2024 To 07/06/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
24/06/2024 To 05/07/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
22/07/2024 To 02/08/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
19/08/2024 To 30/08/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
16/09/2024 To 27/09/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
14/10/2024 To 25/10/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
11/11/2024 To 22/11/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
09/12/2024 To 20/12/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya


Welcome to our comprehensive course on Procurement Logistics and Supply Chain Management! In today's globalized economy, efficient procurement, logistics, and supply chain management are essential for organizations to remain competitive and meet customer demands. This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to navigate the complexities of procurement logistics and supply chain management effectively. From sourcing raw materials to delivering finished products to customers, this course will cover the entire supply chain process, ensuring participants are equipped to optimize operations and drive organizational success.

Led by seasoned experts in procurement, logistics, and supply chain management, this course offers a holistic approach to understanding and managing supply chains. Through a combination of theoretical insights, practical case studies, and hands-on exercises, participants will gain a deep understanding of procurement strategies, logistics operations, and supply chain optimization techniques. By the end of this course, participants will have the tools and expertise to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and improve customer satisfaction throughout the supply chain.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the fundamental concepts and principles of procurement, logistics, and supply chain management.
  2. Develop skills in strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, and contract negotiation.
  3. Learn how to optimize inventory management and warehouse operations for maximum efficiency.
  4. Gain insights into transportation management and distribution network design.
  5. Explore the use of technology and data analytics in supply chain optimization.
  6. Understand the importance of sustainability and ethical considerations in procurement and supply chain management.
  7. Learn how to mitigate risks and disruptions in the supply chain through effective risk management strategies.
  8. Develop cross-functional collaboration and communication skills essential for successful supply chain management.
  9. Enhance your ability to make informed decisions and solve complex problems within the supply chain context.
  10. Develop a strategic mindset and action plan for implementing course learnings within your organization.

Organization Benefits:

  1. Improved efficiency and cost-effectiveness in procurement and supply chain operations.
  2. Enhanced supplier relationships and collaboration leading to better quality and reliability of materials and services.
  3. Increased visibility and control over inventory levels, reducing stockouts and excess inventory costs.
  4. Streamlined transportation and distribution processes, resulting in faster delivery times and reduced shipping costs.
  5. Greater agility and responsiveness to changing market demands and supply chain disruptions.
  6. Enhanced risk management capabilities, minimizing the impact of disruptions such as natural disasters or geopolitical events.
  7. Improved customer satisfaction through timely and reliable delivery of products and services.
  8. Enhanced competitive advantage through optimized supply chain operations and responsiveness.
  9. Improved compliance with regulatory requirements and sustainability standards.
  10. Long-term sustainability and growth through continuous improvement and innovation in procurement and supply chain management practices.

Target Participants:

This course is designed for professionals working in procurement, logistics, supply chain management, operations, and related fields. It is suitable for individuals at all levels of experience, from entry-level professionals seeking to build foundational knowledge to experienced practitioners looking to enhance their skills and stay updated on industry best practices. Participants may come from various industries such as manufacturing, retail, e-commerce, transportation, and logistics services.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Procurement, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management:
    • Overview of Procurement, Logistics, and Supply Chain Concepts
    • Importance of Integrated Supply Chain Management
    • Case Study: Toyota Production System - A Model for Lean Supply Chain Management
    • Case Study: Amazon's Supply Chain Strategy - From Click to Ship
    • Case Study: Zara's Fast Fashion Supply Chain - Agility and Responsiveness
    • Case Study: McDonald's Supply Chain - Standardization and Scale
  2. Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management:
    • Strategic Sourcing Process and Best Practices
    • Supplier Selection, Evaluation, and Performance Measurement
    • Case Study: Apple Inc. - Supply Chain Excellence through Strategic Supplier Partnerships
    • Case Study: Walmart's Supplier Collaboration Model - Driving Efficiency and Innovation
    • Case Study: Nike's Supplier Code of Conduct - Ethical Sourcing Practices
    • Case Study: Procter & Gamble's Supplier Diversity Program - Inclusive Supply Chains
  3. Inventory Management and Warehouse Operations:
    • Inventory Planning, Control, and Optimization Techniques
    • Warehouse Layout Design and Operations Management
    • Case Study: Coca-Cola's Inventory Management - Just-in-Time Production
    • Case Study: IKEA's Warehousing Strategy - Flat-Pack Inventory Optimization
    • Case Study: Amazon's Fulfillment Centers - Robotics and Automation
    • Case Study: FedEx's Hub-and-Spoke Model - Streamlining Global Logistics
  4. Transportation Management and Distribution Network Design:
    • Modes of Transportation and Route Optimization
    • Distribution Network Design and Network Optimization
    • Case Study: UPS - Logistics Innovations for Efficient Last-Mile Delivery
    • Case Study: Maersk Line - Container Shipping Efficiency and Global Trade
    • Case Study: Uber Freight - Disrupting Traditional Freight Brokerage
    • Case Study: DHL's Green Solutions - Sustainable Transport and Eco-Friendly Logistics
  5. Technology and Data Analytics in Supply Chain Optimization:
    • Role of Technology in Supply Chain Management - IoT, Blockchain, and AI
    • Data Analytics for Demand Forecasting and Supply Chain Visibility
    • Case Study: IBM's Blockchain in Supply Chain - Enhancing Transparency and Traceability
    • Case Study: Walmart's Retail Link System - Data-Driven Supply Chain Management
    • Case Study: Maersk's TradeLens - Digitalizing Global Shipping Documentation
    • Case Study: Coca-Cola's Predictive Analytics - Forecasting Demand and Inventory Optimization
  6. Sustainability and Ethical Considerations in Procurement and Supply Chain Management:
    • Sustainable Procurement Practices and Ethical Sourcing
    • Environmental and Social Responsibility in the Supply Chain
    • Case Study: Patagonia - Ethical Sourcing and Sustainable Supply Chain Practices
    • Case Study: Nestlé's Responsible Sourcing Program - Promoting Human Rights and Environmental Protection
    • Case Study: Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan - Driving Social and Environmental Impact
    • Case Study: The Body Shop's Community Trade Program - Empowering Local Producers
  7. Risk Management and Resilience in the Supply Chain:
    • Identifying and Assessing Supply Chain Risks
    • Strategies for Supply Chain Risk Mitigation and Resilience
    • Case Study: Toyota's Supply Chain Resilience - Lessons Learned from the Tsunami Disaster
    • Case Study: Boeing's Supply Chain Risk Management - Navigating the 737 Max Crisis
    • Case Study: Samsung's Supplier Audits - Preventing Supply Chain Disruptions
    • Case Study: Johnson & Johnson's Supply Chain Recovery - Tylenol Crisis Management
  8. Quality Management and Continuous Improvement:
    • Total Quality Management (TQM) Principles in Supply Chain
    • Lean and Six Sigma Practices for Process Improvement
    • Case Study: Toyota Production System - Continuous Improvement and Waste Reduction
    • Case Study: GE's Six Sigma Approach - Quality Excellence in Manufacturing
    • Case Study: Lean Supply Chain at Dell - Just-in-Time Manufacturing
    • Case Study: Volkswagen's Quality Management - Restoring Trust after Emissions Scandal
  9. Strategic Outsourcing and Contract Management:
    • Outsourcing Strategies and Vendor Selection Criteria
    • Contract Negotiation and Supplier Relationship Management
    • Case Study: Boeing's Outsourcing Strategy - Managing Global Supply Chain Partners
    • Case Study: Nike's Outsourced Manufacturing - Balancing Cost and Quality
    • Case Study: Apple's Contract Manufacturing - Supply Chain Secrecy and Supplier Responsibility
    • Case Study: Starbucks' Vendor Contracts - Ethical Sourcing and Fair Trade Practices
  10. Supply Chain Collaboration and Integration:
    • Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR)
    • Supplier Collaboration Platforms and Tools
    • Case Study: Wal-Mart's Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) - Collaborative Supply Chain Model
    • Case Study: Toyota's Production System - Just-in-Time Collaboration with Suppliers
    • Case Study: Cisco's Demand-Driven Supply Chain - Real-Time Collaboration and Visibility
    • Case Study: Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan - Supply Chain Integration for Social Impact
  11. Global Supply Chain Management and International Trade:
    • Managing Global Supply Chains - Challenges and Opportunities
    • International Trade Regulations and Compliance
    • Case Study: Apple's Global Supply Chain - Managing Complexities and Risks
    • Case Study: IKEA's Global Sourcing Strategy - Local Adaptation and Global Integration
    • Case Study: Amazon's Cross-Border Logistics - Fulfillment Centers and Customs Compliance
    • Case Study: Coca-Cola's Global Distribution Network - Standardization and Localization
  12. Supply Chain Disruptions and Business Continuity Planning:
    • Identifying Potential Disruptions and Vulnerabilities
    • Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Strategies
    • Case Study: Hurricane Katrina's Impact on Supply Chains - Lessons Learned and Resilience Measures
    • Case Study: Fukushima Nuclear Disaster - Supply Chain Disruptions and Recovery Efforts
    • Case Study: COVID-19 Pandemic - Supply Chain Challenges and Adaptive Responses
    • Case Study: The Great East Japan Earthquake - Supply Chain Resilience and Recovery

General Information

  1. Customized Training: All our courses can be tailored to meet the specific needs of participants.
  2. Language Proficiency: Participants should have a good command of the English language.
  3. Comprehensive Learning: Our training includes well-structured presentations, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and collaborative group work. Our facilitators are seasoned experts with over a decade of experience.
  4. Certification: Upon successful completion of training, participants will receive a certificate from Foscore Development Center (FDC-K).
  5. Training Locations: Training sessions are conducted at Foscore Development Center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer options for in-house and online training, customized to the client's schedule.
  6. Flexible Duration: Course durations are adaptable, and content can be adjusted to fit the required number of days.
  7. Onsite Training Inclusions: The course fee for onsite training covers facilitation, training materials, two coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of Successful Completion. Participants are responsible for their travel expenses, airport transfers, visa applications, dinners, health/accident insurance, and personal expenses.
  8. Additional Services: Accommodation, pickup services, freight booking, and visa processing arrangements are available upon request at discounted rates.
  9. Equipment: Tablets and laptops can be provided to participants at an additional cost.
  10. Post-Training Support: We offer one year of free consultation and coaching after the course.
  11. Group Discounts: Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount ranging from 10% to 50%.
  12. Payment Terms: Payment should be made before the commencement of the training or as mutually agreed upon, to the Foscore Development Center account. This ensures better preparation for your training.
  13. Contact Us: For any inquiries, please reach out to us at or call us at +254712260031.
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