F-LG02 Start a logistics activity from scratch

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F-LG02 Start a logistics activity from scratch 2019-02-28T11:22:32+00:00

Project Description

This course is for those who may be required to prepare themselves and their companies towards a new logistics activity. It is ideal for middle to top managers who are or may, in the course of their normal duties, be called upon to take up a task related to setting up of such an activity. Alternatively, the course would suit anyone within the organisation who wants to understand the principles behind the methodology to follow when design a logistics activity.

Why attend

Many companies face certain dilemmas such as : ‘Should we build our own warehouse?’ or ‘Should we choose Supplier A over Supplier B?’ or generally phrased ‘What level of Customer Service we aim for our customers?’. These questions are some of the many one could ask himself/herself when starting thinking to set up a new logistics activity or upgrade an existing one.

This course aims to provide some insight to address these issues in the best possible way as well as to get familiar of the methodology to follow.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • Getting familiar with the range of logistics activities
    • Identifying customer requirements and their effect to existing logistics activities
    • Understanding the relation between customer service and logistics
    • Planning of logistics activities
    • Controlling a logistics activity in terms of efficiency and cost effectiveness
    • Selecting a logistics activity to be outsourced or not
    • Distinguishing if a logistics activity is a cost saviour or a profit maker

Who should attend

This course is ideal for either newly appointed or experienced logistics managers who are requested to set up a new logistics activity or upgrade and improve an existing one. Alternatively, the course would suit anyone within the company who wishes to understand the basic principles in Logistics and to learn the methodology to plan such a logistics activity.

Course Outline


What is Logistics – Range of activities – Role of Customer Service

Analyzing Logistics Activities

Warehousing – Types, Operations and management systems

Transportation – Types, Operations and management systems

Material Handling – Shipping & Loading

Related company operations – Purchasing, Sales, Production –

Logistics Networks


Standard equipment – Training

Safety & Regulations

Existing standards and regulations – Equipment Safety regulations

Planning of Logistics Activities

Planning at different organisational levels – Logistics Responsiveness & Flexibility in operations – Fleet Planning – Routing & Scheduling

Monitoring & Controlling

How to monitor and control logistics operations – Roles & Responsibilities – Performance measurements – Controlling of internal & external activities – Principles of Costing a Logistics activity

Logistics Decision Systems & Process

Analyzing the information – Training of employees – Roles & Responsibilities

Evaluation of a logistics activity

Evaluation criteria – Reporting & presentation

Logistics successful cases

Examples of successful cases

The workshop

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as presented on the next column based on percentage of the total tuition hours:



Workshops & Work presentation


Case Studies & Practical Exercises


Videos, Sofware & General Discussion


The course instructor may modify the above training methodology before or during the course for technical reasons with no prior notice to participants.

Falcon Consulting Professionals is established in Greece for the last 15 years in the areas of technical consulting and professional training for the local industries. Falcon is expanding in GCC, aiming to provide the best consulting and training solutions to the industries of the region. Falcon’s instructors are accredited trainers and highly experienced in their fields, as well as adult training. We aspire to build our business relationships on mutual trust. The achievement of results with an emphasis on innovation and sustainability, quality, cost analysis and time scheduling are non-negotiable from the conceptual phase of the training.

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