Improvement of logistics management is a crucial factor in attaining and sustaining competitiveness in the current intensified free flow of global trade. In pursuit of this, the Philippines is one in the creation of a roadmap to liberalize logistics services, enhance the competitiveness of ASEAN logistics service providers ,boost multi-modal transport infrastructure investments and develop human resources.
In this context, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) launched in 2008 the JEXSA for Logistics Program which aims to introduce the Japanese-style of the logistics management system and to create the Philippine version of logistics management system. This year, together the Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines (SCMAP), the Federation of Forwarders Association in the Philippines, Inc. (FEDFAP), the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), Philippine Exporters Confederation (Philexport), JETRO and PCCI introduce the Certified Philippine Logistics Master (CPLM) Program.
The CPLM is a comprehensive, practitioner-oriented certification program designed to professionalize the logistics industry in the country. It is develop for practitioners desiring to be equipped in handing the rigor and discipline in the field of logistics. The design, approach and learning materials were developed by Filipino logistics practitioners and experts.
Recognized by the Japan Institute of Logistics System (JILS), Japanese international organization of logistics practitioners, the CPLM is patterned after the most popular of the seven (7) certification programs offered by JILS – the Certified Logistics Master (CLM), which has also been localized in Thailand in 2009 and being launched in Indonesia simultaneously with the Philippines.
The CPLM is an intensive week course and shall be facilitated by well-known senior practitioners and respected professors in the industry, and shall be assisted by logistics scholars who have trained in Japan under the auspices of the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarships (AOTS).
At the end of the course program, the participants should be able: To gain understanding and deepen their appreciation of Logistics, both from the historic origin and development, and its relevance and role in today’s business; To enhance their problem solving capabilities in supply chain as well as management of people and resources; To gain knowledge on how to improve logistics efficiency and competitiveness of their companies; and To formulate strategies for their organizations/companies to contribute to the overall logistics competitiveness of the Philippines.
The course will be delivered via interactive lectures, group works, case analysis and site visits.
Participants shall have a passing grade of 80% and shall be evaluated based on their class attendance and participation, examinations and group reports/works and final project.
MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION OF LOGISTICS & LOGISTICS COST & SERVICES
This Module aims to enable the participants to gain an understanding and deep appreciation of Logistics – both from its historical origin and development as well as from its relevance and role in today’s businesses. The module likewise aims to provide the participants fundamental knowledge of the various elements and/or components of Logistics. This will also enable the participants to gain an understanding of the concept of Logistics Cost and Service, a fundamental knowledge required in Logistics Management. The module also aims to provide the participants deep appreciation of Logistics Service and Quality Control as they are applied in Logistics Management.
MODULE 2: TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
This module aims to enable the participants to gain an understanding of the concepts of Transportation and various Delivery modes/systems, the current situation and challenges, as well as Transport’s future trends. The Module likewise aims to provide the participants deep appreciation of the transport management improvement techniques that can be applied in today’s businesses. At the end of the course, the participant is expected to gain an appreciation of delivery management as a critical component of Logistics based on actual examples and scenarios (including port visits and/or actual trips to other Philippine Transport infrastructure ).
MODULE 3: WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT
Warehouse operation has been an ongoing concern for today’s business environment. It is now an integral part of the company’s overall supply chain strategy and the corner stone of its execution. Moreover, the demand for improving warehouse operations, knowledge and operators is desirable as the discipline becomes more technical and strategic. The course shall cover basic warehousing concepts and practices. Topics on analysis techniques and implementing work improvement initiatives are included with the end view of logistics work improvements. These shall close in the gap between current warehouse operations perspective and “Best-in Class” practices. Practical examples, cases and actual operational visits shall conclude the learning process.
MODULE 4: INVENTORY CONTROL MANAGEMENT
The module shall provide the participant with an understanding on the importance of managing and controlling inventory as a necessary tool in logistics management. The module covers the major practices and systems of determining and controlling inventory to effectively meet the operational requirement of an organization.
MODULE 5: FACTORY LOGISTICS AND PURCHASING
The module shall provide the participant with the fundamental knowledge on the importance of strategic purchasing as a competitive advantage of an organization. The module provides a framework that will seek to maximize the benefits from the purchasing function. The participant would also gain an understanding of the practices in the management of the inbound and outbound movement of goods and information in a factory setting.
MODULE 6: KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIS)
Efficient and accurate supply chain metrics motivates logistics companies to make more informed business solutions. These criteria or metrics are directly related to operational performance and include time, cost, and variability data. The Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) typically include the following measurement information: Order shipping performance, Order receiving performance, Returns handling, Cycle Count, On time delivery, Freight claims, Freight billing, Volume categorized by the type of orders, Productive miles driven, Counts of shipments, Counts of orders, Cost savings for consolidations, and some other metrics.
MODULE 7: LOGISTICS INFORMATION SYSTEM
Logistics, coupled with diverse operations, is a complex function that poses a formidable challenge to manage efficiently. Therefore, the need for information processing, such as operations and financial data, is essential to meet this task. In this regard, LIS is being recognized as an effective and efficient tool for success in todays dynamic logistics demands. This course aims to provide a broad overview of the procedures, tools and LIS infrastructure; and understand the theory, principles and applications of LIS.
MODULE 8: CUSTOMER SERVICE
Customer Service in Logistics continues to be a trend in the industry and is the focus of most companies. This course will give the participants an idea of what the customers really want and how to do customer service right. This will also provide knowledge on how the customer service in logistics can provide solutions to logistics problems and issues and at the same time look into the proper customer service process.
MODULE 9: LAWS AND REGULATIONS IN LOGISTICS
Logistics and transportation companies are faced by huge pressures that present legal issues and provide a strong need for legal knowledge that is dynamic and global in its perspective. This course will give the participants the proper tools on how to deal with issues and equip them with legal knowledge to handle and operate their businesses.
MODULE 10: IMPROVEMENT OF WORKS
This module aims to enable the participant to understand and apply the importance of continuous work improvement in the workplace. This module will also enhance the problem solving capabilities of the student not only in supply chain but also in managing people and resources.
MODULE 11: PACKAGING
Understanding the role of packaging which is the most important element for total optimization of transportation process and learn about the fundamental knowledge for improvement of packaging.
MODULE 12: DEMAND & SUPPLY PLANNING & FORECASTING
This module aims to enable the participants to understand the basic planning process of an organization starting from forecasting, production planning, capacity planning and Materials Requirement Planning. DSP being the engine of growth of a company, drives the monthly business planning cycle, integrating commercial, technical, supply chain, marketing & Finance.
CPLM CERTIFICATION PROCESS
Participants shall undergo the following process to be certified.
Active Participation -> Examinations -> Final Project -> Certification
A completed application form
A company recommendation
One -page essay on applicant’s logistics contribution to the company
Two (2) passport-sized pictures
An undergraduate/ college degree
At least three (3) years working experience,
should be in a supervisory or managerial capacity
Strong leadership potential
Clear motivation and drive
Solid analytical and emotional maturity
The course will be conducted at 3F Commerce and Industry Plaza, 1030 Campus Ave. cor Park Ave., McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Php 50,000 per participant inclusive of tuition fee, materials, meals and certificate
FOR INQUIRIES AND REGISTRATION PLEASE CONTACT:
The CPLM Secretariat
Tel. No.: (63 2) 846-8196
All documents submitted must be certified true copies. All applications must be addressed to the
Certified Philippine Logistics Master (CPLM) Program
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)
3F Commerce and Industry Plaza, 1030 Campus Ave. cor Park Ave.,
McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City