Logistics Specialist in the Automotive Industry

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A complex education program that will prepare the trainees (also newcomers) to be Logistics Specialist.

Target Group:

  • Customer Care
  • Procurement
  • Logistics Managers
  • Production
  • Lean Specialists
  • Packaging Engineers
  • Plant Managers


Automotive Logistics Introduction – 0,5 day

  • Logistics in a production plant – mission and objectives
  • Basic logistics terms and rules (30 main terms)
  • INCOTERM 2010 – detailed explanation of the main terms for the automotive industry (FCA, ExW, DAP) + overview of all others
  • Standard logistics positions and responsibilities
  • Logistics as a part of company organizational structure

Project logistics – 0,75 day

  • Logistics definition for a new project
  • Logistics cost calculation in project RFQ phase
  • Investment planning based on logistics cost calculation
  • WBS and standard logistics tasks on an automotive project
  • Standard project phases/milestones in the automotive industry
  • Project team and communication over the project, cooperation of logistics with Project Team Members
  • Project risk analysis for logistics
  • Project Master Schedule (logistics tasks planning)
  • Project ramp-up curve
  • Project logistics handover to serial production (Check-list)
  • Logistics and product/process modification management  

Production planning – 0,75 day

  • Customer forecasts and orders
  • Capacity planning
    • Long term (strategic)
    • Middle term
    • Short-term
  • Definition of optimal production batch size
  • Resource planning
  • Controlling of respect of production planning
  • Production process bottlenecks and their management
  • Product/process modification and impact on production planning
  • Reworked parts flow management and use of such parts
  • End of life management in the whole Supply Chain and management of Obsolete Stock


Procurement (sub-supplier logistics) – 0,5 day

  • Logistics role in sub-supplier selection
  • Logistics protocol with sub-suppliers
  • Transfer of customer forecasts/orders to suppliers
  • Sub-supplier logistics KPIs – definition and evaluation
  • Purchased parts transport
  • Creation of logistics claims and validation of 8D reports

Internal logistics – 0,5 day

  • Process Flow Chart
  • Warehouse management – static & dynamic warehouse
  • Push/Pull system of parts delivery to production, FIFO
  • Process of inventory planning and execution
  • Traceability requirements
  • Parts blocking due to quality issues and impact on logistics

Customer logistics – 0,5 day

  • OEMs specific requirements on logistics
  • Customer orders/forecasts, flexibility, contractual capacity
  • Customer logistics KPIs – definition & follow-up
  • Delivery of Spare Parts

Expedition and transport (focus on FCA supplier) – 0,5 day

  • Process of expedition preparation and standardization
  • Preparation of parts and documents for expedition
  • Customer labels printing and packaging identification
  • Loading and ASN sending rules
  • Milk-runs calculations for a new flow


Packaging – 1 day

  • Types of packaging in the automotive industry
  • Calculation of packaging need for a new project
  • Project specific packaging development
  • Packaging follow up in serial production phase
  • Packaging problem solving (dirty/damaged packaging, missing packaging, …)
  • Use of alternative packaging – general rules
  • Packaging inventory – process approach and rules

Logistics processes optimization – 0,5 day

  • Standard and special logistics cost
  • Pareto analysis of logistics cost
  • MMOG/LE V4 vs. IATF 16 949
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Ergonomics of logistics operations (overview)
  • Logistics FMEA
  • Logistics back-up plans

Problem solving tools and methods for logistics – 0,25 day

  • Logistics and daily production meetings
  • Overview of main problem solving tools and methods
  • Logistics Lessons Learned management

Final exam – 0,25 day

To get the Training certificate the trainee must pass the final exam, 65% of the final score being the minimum.

Duration: 6 days (3 modules, each of them takes 2 days)

In case of 2 or more participants from the same plant we offer 10% discount on the second and all other participants. Refreshment and lunch are included in the training price.