APICS Principles of Distribution & Logistics (PDL)

Introduction

This course is concerned with the velocity of change brought about by the power of the customer, technology enablers, cost pressures, and globalization requires businesses to construct agile, flexible, and fast-paced distribution and logistics.

It introduces the foundations and operations of distribution and logistics management, including channel network design, distribution inventory management, distribution replenishment planning, warehousing, materials handling functions, transportation, and transportation operations.

Objectives

To introduce the foundations and operations of supply channel inventory, warehousing andtransportation operations

  • Operations Management Foundations
  •  Introduction to Distribution and Logistics
  •  Channel Network Design
  •  Inventory Management
  •  Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)
  •  Warehouse Management
  •  Packaging and Materials Handling
  •  Transportation Management
  •  Transportation Operations

There are mid-term and final exam as a part of this course, but requires additional time for taking in the training. Alternatively it can be given as self-assessment to participants.

  • Business Process Designers and Implementers
  •  Change Managers and Implementers
  •  Consultant in Supply Chain Management
  •  Consultants in Logistics Management
  •  Customer Service Managers
  •  Distribution Managers
  •  ERP Functional Consultants
  •  Logistics Managers
  •  Material Managers
  •  Material Planners
  •  Operations Managers
  •  Operations Planners
  •  Project Managers
  •  Supply Chain Managers
  •  Warehouse Managers
  • Approx. 36 hours (4 to 6 days) with case study and examination
  • Approx. 18 hours (3 days) without case study and examination
  • A certification of participation is awarded by APICS after successful completion of this course.