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Logistics and Fleet Management

This course provides experienced senior logistics & fleet management staff with the underpinning knowledge that equips them to make informed decisions about the size, structure and acquisition alternatives in the provision of logistics & fleet resources in support of the business. The course is also important for staff moving into the management of logistics & transportation from other parts of the business.


Course Contents

Logistics – Concepts and Frame Work

  • What is logistics?
  • Logistics management objectives
  • Importance of logistics system in supporting other entity's activities
  • The logistics components

Introduction to Fleet Management

  • Definition of fleet management
  • Objectives of fleet management
  • Costs associated with fleet management
  • Maximizing customer service


Fleet Maintenance Management

  • Roles and responsibilities in maintenance
  • Benefits of preventive maintenance inspections
  • Scope of preventive maintenance programs
  • Unscheduled maintenance
  • Road calls
  • Tire selection and management
  • Parts and supply management
  • Vendor versus in-house maintenance

Workshop Management

  • Workshop layout
  • Workshop tools
  • Computing workshop productivity
  • Facility requirements
  • Bay space layout


Fleet Safety Management

  • Elements of a safety program
  • Reasons for accident prevention
  • Driver selection criteria
  • Fleet skill tests
  • Road accident types


Vehicle Selection and Replacement

  • Vehicle selection criteria
  • Own or contract analysis
  • Vehicle replacement analysis
  • Capital budgeting techniques


Transportation and Distribution Planning

  • Transportation fundamentals and optimization
  • Factors affecting transportation decisions
  • Network design options
  • Routing of distribution vehicles


Measuring and Improving Fleet Performance

  • Fleet measurement system
  • Transportation costs & cost ratios
  • Transportation asset productivity
  • Financial and quality indicators
  • Cycle time indicators
  • Measuring and improving fleet utilization

Who Should Attend

Fleet managers and coordinators, maintenance managers and supervisors, transportation planners, fleet safety managers and operations managers.


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

-        Understand the concept of integrated logistics

-        Be able to demonstrate knowledge of the components of logistics & fleet on their return to their organizations

-        State the objectives of fleet management and the role of the fleet manager

-        Implement a fleet preventive maintenance program

-        Determine requirements for efficient workshops

-        Create fleet safety and driver selection programs

-        Use capital budgeting techniques to perform vehicle replacement analysis

-        Optimize distribution vehicle routes

-        Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the fleet

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