Introduction to the Functions of Logistics & Multimodal Transport Methods

This course has been written to expand understanding of how logistics functions and activities are used by organisations

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£40 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
4 Hours
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
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  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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This introductory course has been written to expand your understanding in the areas of how logistics functions and how logistics activities are used by organisations.

As the pace of change across the supply chain is ever increasing, refreshing and developing your knowledge and skills to adapt to these changes is more important than ever. We understand that not everyone has the time or requirement to study a full qualification and therefore they have created a fantastic range of bite-size online training programmes. Created by Industry experts each of the courses have been designed to give you a great understanding of a particular topic or function from across the supply chain. Ideal for those looking to learn about a new area or to refresh and expand your existing knowledge to help you advance within your chosen profession without the restrictions of studying for a full qualification.


Upon completion of the Introduction to the Functions of Logistics & Multimodal Transport Methods online training programme you will have:

  • The confidence and knowledge needed to understand the purpose and fuction of logistics.
  • The ability to differentiate between the different types of logistics and their uses.
  • Ongoing access to the learning materials for you to refer back to at a later date.
  • A certificate of achievement from a world-renowned institute.

The Introduction to logistics course matches perfectly with the Understanding Regulations, Policies and Communication Technology within the Logistics Sector bite size course to give you a more rounded view of logistics and the importance within the supply chain. Alternatively, upon completion of the course, you may decide you would like to achieve an industry recognised qualification blending your newly gained insight with experience from within the workplace.

Who is this course for?

The Introduction to the Functions of Logistics & Multimodal Transport Methods bite size course has been written and developed by experts with combined experience, totaling decades, of working in logistics and the wider supply chain industry. Using first-hand knowledge and experience of logistics requirements and functions, within modern business, the introductory course has been written to support you with expanding your understanding of:

  • The functions of Logistics
  • Logistics activities used by organisations

The course is designed to give you a detailed introduction to, and understanding of, the purpose and responsibilities of logistics within the supply chain. The course begins by exploring what is meant by the term ‘logistics’ and enables you to identify the key logistics activities for a typical organisation before moving on to looking at logistics within a wider context, separating inbound and outbound logistics. Processes such as Just In Time, Demand Planning and Reverse logistics are broken down in to easy to understand section.

The second topic of the course focuses on the different logistics activities adopted by organisations to meet customer requirement, the different modes of transport available within modern logistics and methods to monitor the performance and reliability of logistics operations.

The bite-size course is an online interactive learning programme, broken down into informative topics to help you progress through the course in a user-friendly way. Throughout your learning, you can use the self-test questions to cement your understanding and can pause and resume your studies whenever it is convenient.

On average the course takes three to four hours to complete, making it the perfect learning tool for Professionals with busy lives. In addition to the reading materials, you will find videos and infographics throughout your course to provide you with further insight into the topic you are studying.

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