An International Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport, an advanced course aimed at developing strategic decision-making skills in logistics and transport. Those who are successful in their Advanced Diploma studies meet the knowledge standards for Chartered membership (CMILT) subject to a minimum of 5 years’ experience at a senior level in the logistics and transport sector.


Aim
This advanced course is primarily aimed at developing strategic decision-making skills in logistics and transport. Modem companies in their efforts to cope with an ever-changing and challenging environment use two key processes to build their future. The first is strategic planning which enables top management to determine what business direction it wants to achieve. The second is logistics and transport planning which enables the company to proceed in a systematic way to identify and turn specific opportunities into profitable business. This course presents the conceptual idea of integration of logistics and transport planning into the strategic planning process.


Qualification
The qualification consists of four units. In the 1st unit, students receive knowledge and information on logistics and transport strategic management and leadership. Since the logistics and transport industry is so unique, in terms of organization culture and professionalism, students should know how to handle them skillfully. After studying the internal environment, students are expected to have a full understanding of the logistics and transport external environment.
In Unit 2, the course discusses the external factors, such as government and politics, economics and finance, society and sustainability, risk and contingency planning, with the focus on logistics and transport. Formulating logistics and transport strategies requires an integrative capability of both internal and external environment.
In Unit 3, after students have become familiar with the environments, formulation of different logistics and transportation strategies, such as transportation planning, customer service, supply chain, innovation and change, will be covered.
The level of the course is required to be that of an honours degree. Therefore a work-based project is included in Unit 4 with the necessary preparation in research methodology.


Course Content
The course content consists of four compulsory units:


1. Strategic Management and Leadership
• Organizational culture
• Leadership
Collaboration
Ethical management


2. The Strategic Environment for Logistics and Transport
Society and sustainability
Government and politics
Economics and finance
Risk and contingency planning


3. Organization Level Planning in Logistics and Transport
Vision and strategy
Transport planning
Delivering customer service
Innovation and change
Supply-chain performance


4. Research Methodology and Work-based Project
The detailed syllabus for the CILT Advanced Diploma can be obtained from the Institute.