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Logistics and Supply Chain Management Courses

The global logistics industry is under extreme pressure to infuse greater security and efficiency in the flow of commerce from one end of the world to the other. In this trillion dollar industry, millions of jobs are being created and fantastic salaries being offered by logistics service providers. Logistics professionals are just in time to hone their skills and tap into this rapidly growing industry.

For all aspiring logistics professionals, the IPSCMI “Certified International Supply Chain Professional” followed by the “Certified International Supply Chain Manager is a two-step qualification specially designed to carve out top-notch careers. A prestigious qualification recognized all over the world, logistics professionals learn new skills and innovations necessary to deal with modern shipping, production and distribution methods.

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Certified International Supply Chain Professional / Manager (CISCP – CISCM)

The CISCP-CISCM course is designed for logistics and supply chain professionals who want to grow into a senior management level. The course will mostly focus on the strategic aspects of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. It is a two-step qualification specially designed to carve out top-notch careers. A prestigious qualification recognized all over the world, logistics professionals learn new skills and innovations necessary to deal with modern Supply chain, logistics, procurement, warehouse management, shipping, production and distribution methods.

Module 1 :

Introduction to supply chain

  • Basic of supply chain management
  • Historical milestones in supply chain management
  • Evolution of supply chain management
  • Physical distribution and order fulfilment
  • Logistics and supply chain
  • Goals and objectives of supply chain management
  • Major challenges in supply chain management

Module 2 :

Demand planning and forecasting

  • Forecasting as an integral part of planning
  • Dependent and independent demand systems
  • RP, MRP-II, ERP and Extended ERP
  • Demand patterns – random, trend and seasonality components
  • Qualitative forecasting techniques
  • Quantitative forecasting techniques
  • Accuracy of forecasting models

Module: 3

Inventory management -I

  • Fundamentals of inventory management
  • Types of inventory
  • Costs associated with inventory
  • Economic order quantity (EOQ)
  • Limitations of the EOQ approach
  • Selective inventory control techniques like ABC, VED, FSN etc.
  • Inventory costing techniques – FIFO, LIFO, Weighted average etc.

Module: 4

Managing uncertainties in supply chain

  • Uncertainties associated with inventory
  • Lead times – internal and external
  • Service level
  • Re-order level
  • Buffer stock
  • Replenishment systems – P system, Q system etc.
  • Improving inventory performance

Module: 5


  • Warehouse design and layout
  • Types of warehouses
  • Different roles of warehouse
  • Warehousing functions – receiving , storage and retrieval, packaging and shipping
  • Material handling equipment- unitization / palletization
  • Automation in warehousing – pickup-to-light, pick-to-put. Use of robots etc.
  • Distribution centres and cross docking
  • Strategic warehousing

Module : 6

Transportation in supply chain

  • The role of transportation in supply chain
  • Modes of transportation
  • The intermodal container
  • Packages carriers
  • Freight forwarding
  • Transportation cost optimization
  • Inventory aggregation

Module: 7


  • International trade
  • Role of the international chamber of commerce
  • Incoterms 2010
  • Understanding the connotation of each INCOTERM with respect to task, cost and risk ownerships
  • Multimodal versus sea/Inland waterway incoterms

Module : 8

Trade payments

  • International trade payments
  • Clean payments
  • Documentary payments
  • UCP 600 and letter of credit
  • LC opening and working cycles
  • Types of LC
  • Managing discrepancies of LC
  • Trade documents – Bill of exchange, commercial Invoice, bill of lading etc.



Procurement in supply chain

  • The procurement process
  • Procurement versus purchasing
  • Solicitation/tendering
  • Sourcing
  • Negotiation
  • Total cost of ownership

Module : 2

Outsourcing and contract management

  • Strategic outsourcing
  • Contract management
  • Terms and conditions in a contract
  • Contract pricing – fixed price, cost plus etc.
  • Outsourcing supply chain
  • Logistic service providers – 3PL, 4PL


Managing Partnerships in Supply Chain

  • Partnership in a supply chain
  • Supply chain coordinator
  • Bullwhip effect
  • Quick response (QR)/Effective consumer response (ECR)
  • Continuous replenishment program (CRP)
  • Vendor managed inventory (VMI)
  • Collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR)
  • Supplier relationship management


 Risk management in supply chain

  • Impacts of supply chain disruption
  • Classification of risks
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk management

Module : 5

Sustainability in supply chain

  • Concept of sustainability
  • Understanding triple bottom- line
  • Green supply chain
  • Reverse logistics in supply chain
  • Closed loop of supply chain
  • Sustainable supply chain

Module: 6

Supply chain excellence

  • Distribution network designs
  • Supply chain strategies and their impact
  • Global supply chains
  • Agile supply chain
  • Supply chain performance measurement
  • SCOR Model

 Module : 7

Future trends in supply chain

  • Recent trends in information& communication technology and its impact on supply chain management
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big data
  • Cloud computing
  • The internet of things (IoT) and digital supply chain
  • E- commerce
  • Supply chain and social networking
  • Block chains
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Diploma in Logistics & Transport

CILT is the Largest Gold Standard professional body of its kind in the world. It is considered as one of the most prestigious qualifications for professionals in the Logistics & Transportation industry and provides a central focal point on related matters for relevant professionals. Throughout the world CILT qualifications are recognized as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in the Transport & Logistics Industry.

Explore how CILT – Certification opens up a wealth of opportunities within Logistics and Transport Industry and can take you anywhere in the world.

Module 1: Management in Logistics

Aviation Logistics

Air Cargo

  • Supply chains under pressure
  • Air cargo’s strengths
  • Model shift

Air Cargo History

  • Globalization
  • Environmental pressure
  • Airport types
  • Integrators

Cargo Handling Agents – The Impact of It

  • Operations at cargo agencies, airlines, and freight forwarders
  • Air cargo acceptance basic rating principles
  • Air waybill completion
  • Industry terminology and abbreviations
  • Air Cargo Tariff Rules and other cargo manuals

Cargo Security and Risk

  • Threats to aviation and introduction to cargo security;
  • Importance of implementation of security measures;
  • Catering and mail security;
  • Crime prevention;
  • Recognition and management of treats;
  • Human factors in Cargo security.

Maritime Logistics

Defining Maritime Logistics and Its Value

  • Maritime logistics in concept
  • Maritime logistics value defined
  • Strategic significance of maritime logistics value
  • Concluding remarks

International Maritime Trade and Logistics

  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Logistics and transport
  • Global trade and international maritime trade
  • Global trade and international trade

Developing Liner Service Networks in Container Shipping

  • Background on container shipping
  • Configuration and design of liner shipping services
  • Shipping routes, network patterns and port centrality
  • Supply Chain Integration of Shipping Companies

Tanker Shipping Logistics

  • Transfer components
  • Marine terminals
  • Contractual relationships
  • Cargo transfer procedures
  • Cargo losses

Dry Bulk Shipping Logistics

  • Dry bulk trade
  • Dry bulk fleet
  • Economies of dry bulk trade
  • Principles of dry bulk shipping logistics

Dry Port in Concept and Practice

  • Intermodality and seaport inland access
  • Intermodal terminal facilities
  • The dry port concept
  • Dry port examples

Port and Logistics Chains: Changes in Organizational Effectiveness

  • Ports and logistics chains
  • Port authorities in logistics chains

Module 2: Transport Operations

Shipping Documentation

  • Ocean Bill of Lading (B/L), Airway Bill (AWB)
  • Import and Export Documentation
  • Commercial, Customs & Transportation Documentation
  • Export-Import clearance of break bulk & containerized cargo
  • Shipping company & Port formalities

Freight Transport and Logistics

  • Characteristics of intermodal transport
  • Containerisation of intermodal transport
  • Advantages of intermodal transport
  • Containerisation and intermodal transport
  • Development of intermodal transport
  • Combined transport operators and their services
  • Towards innovative intermodal transport

Road Freight and Transport Management

  • Definitions of common terms used in road freight haulage
  • The role of the Transport Manager in the road freight haulage sector and their legal responsibilities
  • How companies apply for road freight haulage licences and who issues them
  • National and European regulations relating to the safe operation of road haulage

Passenger Road Transport and its Management

  • How bus services are operated in the UK and the organisations involved
  • How to apply for a Public Service Operator’s licence
  • How to apply to operate bus routes and the requirements
  • The role of the Transport Manager in the process

Module 3: International Business

Inco Terms

  • Introduction to INCO terms
  • Four Groups of INCO terms : E, F , C & D
  • Risk management spectrum
  • ICC & INCO terms
  • INCO terms & Carriage risk analysis
  • Carrier liabilities
  • Insurance
  • Buyer & Seller responsibilities

Letter of Credit

  • Letter of Credit Operations
  • Types of LCs
  • Terms of payments in LCs
  • Role of Bank, Company and Customer
  • Issuing, Advising and Negotiations
  • Financial, Transport and other documentation
  • Straight Credits, Clean Credits
  • Discrepancies & Resolution

Documentary Credit & UCP 600

  • Documentary Credits: What & Why?
  • Settlement of International Trade transactions
  • Settlement of International Payment instruments
  • Clean payment vs Documentary collections
  •  Analysis of risks and uncertainties in payment
  • UCP 600 and Documentary Credit undertaking of banks
  • Analysis of costs borne by seller and buyer

International Trade

  • Trade & Marketing Environment (Domestic & Overseas)
  • Entry into overseas Markets /Strategies for development
  • Dynamics of Protectionism & Trade Barriers
  • International Economic Institutions – GATT – WTO, UNCTAD, IMF &

World Bank Groups

Module 4: Transport Planning

Shipping Law & Marine Insurance

Shipping Law

  • Law of the Sea & Ships
  • Law of the carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Adoption & Enactment of International Law in Shipping (UNCLOS)
  • Contract of A reightment – Bill of Ladings & Charter Parties
  • Risks, Responsibilities and Immunities of the Carrier under the Law
  • Rights & Privileges of the Charterer / Shipper
  • Hague-Visby Rules & Hamburg Rules

Marine Insurance

  • Aim, Objectives, Policy Types & Coverage
  • Insurable Interests & Warranties
  • Insurance of Hull & Machinery & Cargo
  • General Average – Particular Average, Total Loss
  • Settlement of Marine claims
  • Lawful marine adventure & Abandonment

Rail Transport Planning

  • Introduction
  • Rail transport resources
  • The environment
  • Transport planning tools, requirements
  • Transport operations
  • Regulation and Control

Air Transport Planning

  • Air Transportation Management
  • The Air Transportation System
  • Introduction to Air Transportation Law
  • Introduction to Air Safety and Aviation Security
  • Civil Aviation Authorities 
  • Impact of Technology in Air Transport
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Certified International Warehouse and Inventory Manager (CIWIM)

Management of Warehouse and Inventory is essential to any logistics system, which is an essential part of supply chain management.  Warehousing will play a substantial role in ensuring  the efficient functioning of the entire supply chain systems in the future.  As customers are moving towards online shopping, RFIDs, Autobots, CPFR and auto replenishment systems will be the new normal in warehouse and inventory operations. CIWIM Course Contents

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Program Director

Dr. Sathya Menon is a trailblazer in logistics and supply chain education in the Middle East. He has 25 years of experience (including consulting and training) in the field of Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing. He has worked with various MNCs like Ericsson, Compaq and large conglomerates like Samtel, Al Futtaim helping them to expand their Supply Chain operations. He have trained more than 25,000 professionals in the field of Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain.


  • PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Materials Management
  • MCIPS from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), UK
  • FCILT– Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transportation (UK)
  • Executive Program in Artificial Intelligence – Future and Impact on Business Strategy – From MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Certified SAP Consultant for Supply Chain Management from SAP, Germany
  • FCMI from Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK
  • Certified Purchase Manager (CPM) from Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM) , USA
  • Certified International Supply Chain Manager (CISCM) from International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA
  • Certified International Commercial Contracts Manager (CICCM) from from International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA
  • Certified International Professional Training Consultant (CIPTC) from American Certification Institute (ACI), USA
  • Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) from American Purchasing Society (APS), USA
  • Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) from American Purchasing Society
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