Performance Appraisal for Logistics and Sources of Capital

Demonstrate how accounts illustrate logistics performance and investigate sources of finance and the risk involved in using them.

Performance Appraisal for Logistics and Sources of Capital

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 13 hours

Interpret logistics performance via accounts and justify sources of finance

On this course, you’ll describe the main methods of logistics performance appraisal by demonstrating how a balance sheet and income statement illustrate logistics performance. You’ll also investigate the sources of short, medium and long-term finance.

Finally, you’ll debate the risks involved in sourcing finance and summarise how different sources of capital can be applied in a logistics business.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1

  • Recognise a balance sheet and income statement
  • Using a balance sheet and income statement to evaluate the performance of a logistics business
  • Outline the main methods of logistics appraisal

Week 2

  • Recognise the problem of sourcing capital funding
  • Outline sources of short, medium and long-term finance
  • Recognise the risk involved in sourcing finance
  • Demonstrate how different sources of capital can be applied in a logistics business

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Describe the main methods of logistics performance appraisal
  • Demonstrate how a balance sheet and income statement illustrates logistics performance
  • Investigate the sources of short, medium and long-term finance
  • Debate the risks involved in sourcing finance
  • Summarise how different sources of capital can be applied in a logistics business

Who is the course for?

This course is for business professionals aiming to improve their logistics, supply chain or distribution skills, particularly in the costing and pricing of logistics services.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Nick Wright

Nick Wright

Nick Wright is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and a Fellow of the CILT with over 30 years' experience in global logistics senior management roles in Europe and the USA.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.