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In this course we examine logistics. Logistics is concerned with managing the flow of materials through an organization to the customer. It is concerned with making things happen. It organizes inputs (receipts from suppliers), supplies the transformation process (work in progress) and is finally responsible for delivering the output (finished goods) to the customer.

Increasingly, organizations are looking at their products or services as part of a chain or network. They are looking at what they produce and trying to optimize the value of all the inputs from all sources - that is, all the suppliers in the chain of supply. This is called supply chain management. This closer linking between customer and supplier organizations obviously needs much closer integration, and organizations are sharing much more information to achieve this. This involves utilizing information technology for sharing data about stock levels, demand and trends. These initiatives use technology such as EPOS (electronic point of sale equipment), EDI (electronic data interchange), scanning and bar-coding.

After participating in this course, you should be able to:

  • Define logistics
  • Explain how logistics works in a factory, from goods in to distribution out
  • Identify the problems involved in stock holding and control
  • Understand just-in-time (JIT) approaches
  • Understand the role played by distribution
  • Identify key performance measures and the role of benchmarking in logistics
  • Appreciate that logistics strategy is linked to an organization's corporate strategy.


Logistics Certificate

Logistics Certificate issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Cert after your name.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9369
cost $93.00
estimated time to
complete course
20 Hours
course materials
365 Days