2 full working days
Consultants, freight operators, trade body representatives, local and central government officers, researchers, and not-for profit.
University of Leeds, Leeds, LS29JT, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Freight Transport Planning and Management
This 2-day course is designed to help planners, policymakers and consultants to develop a better understanding of freight operations and its specific needs.
The course has two core elements. The first covers the broader context of freight operations. The second provides an introduction to various quantitative techniques for managing freight movements, in order to promote understanding of how the industry makes use of modern management techniques. In the first element, participants are provided with a thorough understanding of the key issues in national and international freight transport policy, together with the factors affecting the logistics decisions of individual organisations. The principles are illustrated with up-to-date examples from the UK and internationally. Specific attention is given both to management decisions (such as inventory control, facility location, choice of transport mode and routeing of deliveries) and also to policy decisions designed to contain the environmental and congestion impacts of freight transport operations. In the second element, participants are introduced to the analytical underpinnings of those decisions. Mathematical skills are not required, but quantitative examples are included, covering inventory control, lorry routeing and scheduling, depot location and total distribution costs.
Vehicle routeing and scheduling
Depot numbers and locations
Equipment and warehousing
Distribution systems in practice
Social costs of freight transport