Basics of Logistics

Logistics Essentials: Building a Strong Foundation
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2,154 students
Created by Yoann Bierling

What you'll learn

  • Gain foundational knowledge in logistics to understand its role and importance in modern commerce.
  • Learn the key components of logistics including transportation, warehousing, and inventory management.
  • Understand how efficient logistics can enhance organizational performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Apply basic logistics principles to optimize the supply chain and solve real-world logistics challenges.
  • Develop skills to analyze logistics operations and identify areas for improvement and optimization.
  • Explore the impact of emerging trends and technologies on logistics and supply chain management.
  • Understand the strategic role of logistics in achieving competitive advantage for businesses.
  • Gain insights into the complexities of global logistics and the considerations for international operations.
This course includes:
1.5 total hours on-demand video
0 articles
0 downloadable resources
7 lessons
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of completion

Course content


  • There are no specific prerequisites for beginners; this course is designed to provide a foundational understanding of logistics for learners at all levels of experience.


Are you ready to embark on a comprehensive journey into the world of logistics and supply chain management?

This course, “Basics of Logistics,” is designed to provide learners with a solid foundation in logistics concepts, principles, and practices. Whether you’re new to the field or seeking to refresh your knowledge, this course offers valuable insights and essential skills to excel in the dynamic world of logistics.

Course Structure:

  • Introduction: Get introduced to the fascinating realm of logistics and the role it plays in today’s global economy.

  • Lesson 1: Logistics Systems, Costs and Their Accounting: Explore the essence of logistics systems, methods for studying them, logistics costs, and how to account for them, all fundamental aspects of logistics management.

  • Lesson 2: Purchasing, Production, Distribution Logistics: Delve into the intricacies of procurement logistics, production logistics, and distribution logistics, unraveling the critical processes that make supply chains function smoothly.

  • Lesson 3: Transport, Warehouse Logistics: Learn about the art of transport logistics, selecting the right vehicles, crafting traffic routes, and gain insights from international logistics experiences. Then, transition to warehouse logistics, understanding their functions, location, and role within the broader supply chain.

  • Lesson 4: Inventory Management: Master the principles of inventory management, discover the concept and purpose of product stocks, and explore the classification and effective management of reserves.

  • Conclusion: Logistics Service: Summarize your learning journey by revisiting the concept and essence of logistics service, exploring logistics centers, and understanding the formation of a logistics service.

By the end of this course, you’ll have a solid understanding of logistics fundamentals, enabling you to appreciate its significance in modern business, optimize supply chains, and pursue further expertise in the field. Get ready to embark on this exciting educational adventure and unlock the world of logistics.

Who this course is for:

  • Those studying or who have completed degrees in business may find this course useful to supplement their learning and understand the practical applications of logistics in business operations.
  • Understanding logistics is crucial for managing inventory, shipments, and overall supply chain, making this course relevant for business owners and startups.
  • Individuals already working in logistics or supply chain may take this course to refresh their basic knowledge or to gain a new perspective.
  • People considering a career change into logistics and supply chain management may find this course helpful in deciding whether the field is right for them and in acquiring foundational knowledge.
  • Managers responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of a business might benefit from understanding the logistics that underpin their processes.
  • Anyone with a curiosity about how goods are moved, stored, and managed within and between companies might find this course interesting and enlightening.
  • Candidates preparing for professional certifications in logistics and supply chain management may use this course as a starting point or a supplement to their study materials.
  • Individuals aiming to work with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems would benefit significantly from this course as understanding logistics is crucial for managing resources and the supply chain within these systems. This foundational knowledge can serve as a stepping stone for specialized training in using SAP/ERP for logistics and supply chain management.
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