TTPM International

Port Logistics and Supply Chain Management Course

Port Logistics and Supply Chain Management Course

Ports are the gateways of goods for export and import. Emerging transhipment trades cut across national frontiers with regional and global impact on freight transport and total logistics costs (TLCs). Exports are directly affected by the timeliness and cost of services provided by ports which consequently impact on the competitiveness of exports in international markets.

Ports all over the world therefore are striving to enhance and sustain efficiency and competitiveness whilst minimizing transaction costs to capture a greater market share. To achieve these goals, world ports are innovatively transforming their operations to the concept of port logistics and supply chain management. The concept makes ports an integral and relevant part of the manufacturing supply chain. Recent empirical studies have shown that speed, efficiency and low transaction costs achieved in products manufacturing and marketing could easily be negated by inefficient port logistics. Gone are the days when world ports were just not part of the manufacturing supply chain mainstream. This programme therefore is a whole new and unique management approach to port operations designed to match the increasingly complex challenges from global trade logistics (GTL).

The major aim of this programme therefore is to provide the fundamental and innovative skills with cutting edge knowledge and approach to total port logistics in an industry aggressively undergoing dramatic changes to meet the corporate objectives of the port and the demands of stakeholders within a dynamic business environment.

1. To enable course participants acquire new and unique management skills to port
logistics whilst increasing their knowledge of the new role of ports in the emerging
concept of global supply chain management.

2. To enable course participants be multi-skilled in managing increasing complexities in
port logistics with a new understanding of the role of ports in global supply chain process.

3. To build up the expertise of course participants in operational, strategic and tactical decision
making in port logistics management with desired results.

Targeted Participants
The uniqueness of this course makes it most suitable to:
middle, senior managers and operations officers of port industry, rail transport, road transport, senior officers of the ministries of transport, trade & industries, customs & excise department, shippers council, shipping agents, freight forwarders, students, academics and others.

Core Course Contents
* The concept of Port Logistics and Cost Management
* The New Role of Ports in Manufacturing/Product Supply Chain Management
* Strategic Planning in Port Logistics
* Strategic Alliance in Port logistics and Supply Chain Management
* Managing Customer Demands in Port Logistics
* Inventory/Warehousing/Information Trade Offs in Port Logistics
* Applying Imperfect Advance Demand Information in Rationing Decisions in Port Logistics
* Demand-driven Port Logistics and Supply Chain Management
* Port Surgery: A One-to-One Problem Solving Discussion with Course Participants on Home Ports Problems and Strategic Solutions


Case Study: Markov Chain Applications in Port Logistics and Global Supply Chain

Programme Duration: 20 – 30th April, 2015

Programme Venue: London School of Economics (LSE), London United Kingdom


Choice of Course Fee:

(i) Course fee is £3300.00 British Pound Sterling per participant. This fee covers tea/coffee,training and materials (without accommodation and lunch) during training.


(ii) Course fee is £4150.00 British Pound Sterling per participant. This covers tea/coffee, materials,training, hotel accommodation and lunch during training only (weekends not included).


(This programme and venue may be subject to changes at short notice) For registration please visit or email

Programme Experts
Dr. Fortune Laurence – IAPH Coordinator
Prof. Dr Joy Joseph – IAPH Alternate Coordinator
Prof. Dr Peter Langen
Prof. MacDonald Glendall
Ms Helen Smith – IAPH Alternate Coordinator/Project