This module explores the vital role that logistics play in strategic supply chain management and its links to procurement. You will develop an understanding of the primary logistics activities of transportation, warehousing and inventory management. The course includes a consideration of a variety of analytical and technological tools such as activity-based costing, total cost of ownership and warehouse management systems. Issues in transportation from modal choices to industry regulations are discussed, as is logistics outsourcing through third-party logistics services (3PLs) and fourth-party logistics services (4PLs). The course will prepare you to chart a customized logistics strategy for an organization and make strategic logistics decisions based on the most current concepts and transportation options.