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Distribution and Logistics Service Providers


Any company is linked to other organisations, whether it is suppliers, customers, logistics service providers, or other intermediaries. The performance of the individual firm is dependent on the strength and weaknesses of its partners in the supply chain. Such distribution arrangements are developing in a global context which needs to take the environment into consideration. This development has had a significant impact on shippers and logistics service providers as well as on other participants in the distribution network. In this course strategic issues and challenges linked to the outbound part of logistics, i.e. distribution will be addressed.

Course content

Major topics to be covered include:

  • The role of transport in the economy and global trade
  • Transport modes
  • Third party logistics from shipper and carrier perspectives
  • Costing and pricing Information Management and Technology
  • Distribution arrangements
  • Environmental considerations in distribution and transport


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