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Course Details


London, United Kingdom
From Date: 25-Dec-2023   
To Date: 29-Dec-2023
5 Days

Ref No:                SL045
Title:                    Transport Management & Planning
Start Date:          25 December 2023 End Date: 29 December 2023
Venue:                 London, United Kingdom
Fee:                      $6,500

In any of the 5 star hotels. The exact venue will be informed once finalized.

Transportation activities do not only impact fulfillment systems and delivery times but often constitute a large chunk of logistics costs incurred by any company. The timely distribution of goods and services as well as a well-designed transportation network are essential to the success of any enterprise. The Transportation Management Best Practices course offers its attendees the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan, manage and control all transportation activities carried out by their companies.


Audience who has completed the course will:

  • Have extensive knowledge of the world of transportation.
  • Be familiar with most of the terminologies used in transportation.
  • Be familiar with most common transportation modes and transportation services.
  • Learn fundamental transportation costing and pricing techniques.
  • Be able to determine which transport modes and services best fit their companies.
  • Be able to assess the transportation needs of their companies in terms of vehicles and equipment.
  • Be familiar with essential concepts and techniques of route planning and scheduling
  • Be familiar with available systems for effective transportation management.

This course is directed to personnel with average knowledge or no knowledge of transportation management concepts. The information presented proved very beneficial to Transportation Managers, Distribution Managers, Transportation Planners, Dispatchers, etc.



Transportation Definitions and Basics

  • Role of Transportation in Logistics
  • Transportation Management Key Decisions

Transportation Alternatives

  • Intermodal Transportation
  • Transportation Modes Head-to-Head
  • Selecting and Managing Transportation Providers
  • Score carding and Carrier Evaluation
  • Basic Modes of Transportation

Transportation Services

  • Terminal Services
    • Consolidation
    • Dispersion
    • Shipment Services
    • Vehicle Services
    • Interchange
    • Loading & Unloading
    • Weighing Tracing/Expediting
  • Line-Haul Services
    • Reconsignment
    • Diversion
    • Pooling
    • Stopping in Transit
    • Transit Privilege

Transportation Documentation

  • Domestic
  • International

Fleet Development and Management

  • Selection of Vehicle and Equipment
  • Procedures for Repair and Maintenance
  • Recruitment Selection and Management of Drivers
  • Fleet Management Replacement and Lifecycle Management

Transportation Costing and Pricing

  • Transportation Costing and Pricing Concepts
  • Key Cost Drivers
  • Modal Rate Development
  • Activity Based Costing

Transportation Performance Analysis

  • Symptoms of Poor Transportation Management
  • Main Key Performance Indicators

Routing and Scheduling

  • Importance and Benefits of Route Planning and Scheduling
  • Vehicle Routing and Scheduling Problems
  • The Traveling Salesman Problem
  • Principles of Effective Route Planning and Scheduling

Information Technology in Transportation Management

Fleet Management Systems
Route Planning Systems
Tracking Systems
Proof Delivery Systems 5.9.5 Transportation Management Systems

Pre & Post Tests will be conducted
Case Studies, Group Exercises, Group Discussions, Last Day Review & Assessments will be carried out.


Define Management Consultancy & Training Certificate of course completion will be issued to all attendees.


A highly interactive combination of lecture and discussion sessions will be managed to maximize the amount and quality of information, knowledge and experience transfer. The sessions will start by raising the most relevant questions, and motivate everybody finding the right answers. The attendants will also be encouraged to raise more of their own questions and to share developing the right answers using their own analysis and experience. All attendees receive a course manual as a reference.

This interactive training workshop includes the following training methodologies

  • 30% Lectures
  • 30% Workshops and work presentation
  • 20% Group Work& Practical Exercises
  • 20% Videos& General Discussions
6,500 US$ per participant for Public Training includes Materials/Handouts, tea/coffee breaks, refreshments & Buffet Lunch

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