Transport Planning Master Class

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Programmes are delivered via fully supported distance/online learning.  Students have access to our team of specialist tutors throughout their course and beyond. The programmes build on the experience of the student to deliver new skills and improved performance.

Transportation management is largely looked upon as a day to day operation concerned with meeting specified short term targets. However, strategically transport planners need to be aware of the expected developments of a business. Decisions on what transport modes to use, how to organise the distribution network in order to achieve the continuing optimisation of investment cost and service level, is an ongoing process.

The major objective of a delivery system is to transport goods from the point of supply to the locations of demand. However, strategic plans for distribution must allow for future changes, both internally and externally. The need to be aware of the expected development in the…

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Programmes are delivered via fully supported distance/online learning.  Students have access to our team of specialist tutors throughout their course and beyond. The programmes build on the experience of the student to deliver new skills and improved performance.

Transportation management is largely looked upon as a day to day operation concerned with meeting specified short term targets. However, strategically transport planners need to be aware of the expected developments of a business. Decisions on what transport modes to use, how to organise the distribution network in order to achieve the continuing optimisation of investment cost and service level, is an ongoing process.

The major objective of a delivery system is to transport goods from the point of supply to the locations of demand. However, strategic plans for distribution must allow for future changes, both internally and externally. The need to be aware of the expected development in the business in terms of future production, suppliers, customers and volumes are all essential to enable transport management to make recommendations, measure the impact and plan the necessary actions to meet long term requirements.

Who should participate?
The Transport Planning Master Class is designed for people who have (or who aspire to) a tactical or strategic role in Transport Management. This course is particularly relevant to organisations looking to plan new operations or to review existing processes. Organisations considering engaging external consultants to plan the implementation of major transportation changes, may find it more cost effective (and certainly more motivational) to provide their own people with the expertise to manage this implementation themselves. What will they learn? Participants will learn how to analyse the transport operations of a business and how to investigate and understand the future requirements from the operation. Next they will develop options to improve and change the operation that will enable the future requirements to be met. Finally they will identify what actions are needed to implement the improvements and changes.

How will they learn?
Participants will learn by using the People Development Group learning system, SCILworld - a simulated commercial environment containing a simulated company called SCIL plc.

During the Transport Planning Master Class, the participants take on the role of a newly appointed Transport Manager in this fictitious company. Their specialist coach takes on the role of their manager, and sets the learners a challenging task around a major change to the management of the transport operation. The learner explains how they would complete the task within the simulated environment and completes the task in a series of reports, periodically submitted to their 'manager' (the coach), who is on hand should the learner require any guidance.

Participants will be required to develop a detailed knowledge of:

1. The current processes and future needs of the simulated business.
2. How the planning and effective management of the transport operation can positively impact on company profitability and customer service.
Fees and learning methods The Transport
Planning Master Class is available as a face- to-face event, by distance learning or by a blend of the two. For an additional fee, face to face courses can be contexted to reflect a particular company's operation and culture. As the blend of learning will vary, depending on the needs and learning styles of the learner, there is no set fee. Please telephone +44 (0) 1530 276590 for details.

Face-to-face tuition
Classroom based, ideal for people who benefit from a participative inter-active approach.

Distance learning
A coach supported private study option where learners have the option to work where and when they wish. Learners will work within the unique SCILworld simulation.

Course Content

The 'learning by doing' approach requires the learner to complete a major task which is broken down into the following components:

. Analyse the Existing Operation
Consider the way transport is currently managed within the operation and map the associated processes
Identify all the different transportation activities and detail the costs relating to them
From the analysis identify the key issues top be addressed from a transport planning perspective
Identify and analyse the current working methods, processes, procedures and equipment being used in the operation.
Analyse and understand the current levels, capacity and utilisation of resources.
Recognise any aspects of the current operation that may limit or influence future changes to the operation.
Analyse the information and management controls being used to manage the current operation. Consider how the information is used.

. Investigate Requirements
Identify the future customer, business and supply chain needs and the effect this will have on the future of the transport operation.
Identify the future role of the operation within the future supply chain strategy.
Investigate and understand the impact of changes in the markets to be served, product ranges and customer service requirements will have on the transport operation. This includes the manufacturing plan, level of stockholding, location of suppliers, design, working methods, equipment, resources, capacity, management information and systems.
Recommend how performance of the operation should be measured in the future (KPI's)

. Developing Options
Determine the future plans for transport activity and identify improvements that should be made to the current operation. This will include:
Improvements to routing and scheduling strategies.
Optimum use of third party operations to compliment the in-house
capability. Improvements and modifications to the vehicle selection process.
Identify what information should be gathered and used to plan and manage the operation both short (day to day) and longer term.
Identify changes to the use of resources to improve utilisation and productivity.

. Selection and Implementation
Recommend what actions should be taken to change and improve the current operation and how these will meet the future requirements of the operation.
Produce a plan of how these changes will be implemented, including what the major challenges would be and how you would overcome them. Also consider what support would be needed to ensure the changes are implemented successfully.

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