Logistics and distribution management plays vital role in different aspects of supply chain operations in terms of enhancing effectiveness and efciency of the underlying processes. The proper management of logistics and distribution can not only save time and money but also maintains high service level by satisfying customer’s needs. Good logistics and distribution management makes sure that incoming and outgoing supplies occur in a timely manner, which would further enable the business to run smoothly by meeting customer demands. It also helps in increasing the overall visibility of the supply chain. Due to the ever-changing demands of customers, the complexity and sensitivity of supply chain increases to many folds and without effective logistics management, the supply chain cannot ensure high value. For this reason, logistics is one of the most crucial factors in the quality of any supply chain.
For any organization, it is important to emphasize more on managing logistics and distribution of their respective business to provide better service to their customers, which would help the organization to remain competitive in the market and to generate revenue by attracting more businesses. Logistics therefore helps in creating business value; reducing overhead costs and improving efficiency; providing competitive advantage; delivering product at right place at right time; and improves customers’ experience.
The objective of the program is to acquaint the participants with the use and importance of logistics function in different businesses. It touches upon how different variable of Logistics like inventory, warehousing, transportation inuences each other and how they are impacted by the business environment. The course also gives exposure to the participants with respect to important tools for understanding and solving the common logistics problems faced by the businesses. The participants will get the opportunity to learn about multi-dimensional challenges in the management of logistics function; impact of the selection of logistics strategy on the operational efciency and long-term competitiveness; challenges in warehouse operations in various Indian context such as India’s online retailing, online groceries, online food delivery system etc. The course will help concerned professionals to manage logistics and distribution processes within the organization.
The methodology would include an appropriate mix of lectures, experience sharing, discussions, case studies, group activities, and solving logistics decision making problem through MCDM approach using Intelligent Decision System (IDS) software.
Decision makers, senior and middle level logistics and distribution managers, executives and professionals involved in performing logistics and distribution related activities within the organization would benet from this program.
Dr. Rachita Gupta is an Assistant Professor in the area of Operations Management at IMT Ghaziabad. She did her Ph.D. from Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi. Her publications are in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals such as Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Computer & Industrial Engineering, OPSEARCH: Journal of the Operational Research Society of India, Journal of Modelling in Management etc. Her area of interests includes Supply Chain Analytics, Sustainable Supply Chains, and Logistics Management. She has recently been awarded with a “Highly Commended Paper in 2019 Emerald Literati Awards” for one of her published papers.
Dr. Mrinalini Shah is professor & chairperson PGDM at IMT Ghaziabad. Dr. Shah was awarded European Commission Postdoctoral fellowship and did her research at Warsaw University, Poland. Dr. Shah did advance management program at Harvard Business School and attended a summer school at St. Gallen university, Switzerland. She is APICS Certied Supply Chain (CSCP) fellow and Stanford venture & NEN certied Entrepreneurship educator. Dr. Shah has earned various state, national & International scholarships for merit.
Dr. Shah has invested more than two decades in teaching and training in the eld of Supply Chain Management, Management Science and Business analytics. She has taught in national and international Institute of repute including Warsaw University Poland, AUEB Athens Greece, ORT University Montevideo Uruguay, IMT Dubai and NMIMS Mumbai. She was nominated as ICCR Chair Professor by Republic of India to Republic of Greece and was associated with Athens University of Economics & Business. She has also exposed to online teaching both in synchronous and asynchronous ones.
She has conducted many training programs for executives of Defense Service, Indian postal service, NTPC, NHPC, ONGC, HCCBPL, Recitt Benkiser, RBL etc. and many open MDPs. Dr. Shah has done consultancy with Bronisze market , Warsaw Poland, Tatsom sports , Instud , Admito.in etc both for big names and startup domain. Dr Shah has more than 25 research papers published in national & International Journals of repute, case study and Edited books publication to her credit. She has presented papers in international conferences and chaired sessions in India, Australia, Indonesia, Poland, USA etc. Dr. Shah successfully organized Supply Chain conclave in 2017 at IMT Ghaziabad.