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Logistics Costings: 11 July, Jhb

The logistics costs of satisfying customer demand can be substantial, yet these costs are generally not fully understood by organisations as typical accounting systems tend to be focused on detailing product costs as opposed to customer service costs.

Every company has its own unique supply chain, with highly individualized logistics cost inputs, yet most companies seem to suffer from a lack of visibility of costs as they are incurred through the supply chain pipeline. In order to effectively monitor, manage and optimise their operational costs, logistics professionals must understand the specific logistics cost elements and drivers as well as the true costs of servicing different customer types / channels & market segments.

The content of this workshop has been designed to empower delegates with a solid understanding of logistics cost elements and drivers as well as the critical relationships between physical activities, operating performance, cost generation and pricing within a logistics environment.

This is a workshop environment where delegates will be expected to discuss, engage and participate. Laptops with Excel will be provided by Vicenda for the workgroup sessions. Delegates will leave with template spreadsheets to assist in setting up their own logistics costing model.

Workshop Objectives:

  • On completion of this workshop, delegates will be able to better understand:

  • the spectrum of logistics cost elements and drivers

  • how to create a practical model for calculating logistics costs

  • critical management issues impacting on logistics costs

  • how to identify the real cost issues rather than just addressing the symptoms

  • how to calculate the true costs of servicing different customer types / channels & market segments

Who Should Attend?

This workshop will benefit practitioners operating in the manufacturing, retail, distribution and services industries, specifically with the following job responsibilities:

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Logistics / Operations

  • Distribution / Transport Management

  • Warehouse Management

  • Freight Management

  • Procurement

  • Finance

This workshop has been designed for intermediate level. Delegates should have work experience in either logistics, supply chain management or finance.

Comments from past delegates:

  • Facilitator was very knowledgeable and experienced in the field. Overall, this was a great learning experience.

  • Generally it was informative and brought up issues that are overlooked. So it was good thank you!

  • The presenter’s experience & knowledge is vast!

  • Interesting with a lot of relevant content to be used in day to day operations.

  • Great execution on specifically the cost issue.

  • Generally- loads of knowledge, detail relevant, very happy!

  • Thank you! It was good to be here. Course is very interesting & informative.


For more information, please visit www.vicenda.co.za or contact:

Email: karl@vicenda.co.za

Tel: 011 021 5411