Logistics Courses

With one of our online logistics courses, you can develop and improve a wide range of skills a learn about some of the principles behind logistics.

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The global logistics industry is worth $8-12 trillion annually - it overlaps with a huge number of other industries and requires a diverse range of skills, such as organisation, adaptability, and problem-solving. In any industry, there are goods that need to be procured, stored, and dispatched. The speed and efficiency of these processes has a huge impact on the world economy and offers a variety of business opportunities. This is the basis of logistics.

Global industry connections have meant that the scale of logistics is greater than ever before. To manage this ever-changing puzzle, a variety of cutting-edge technologies and techniques are needed. Additionally, such vast networks require detailed analytics, as well as strong leaders. By growing your understanding in these areas, you can learn how to get involved in such ambitious fields and projects.

We have a wide variety of logistics courses that can help support your learning in many of these areas. Whether it’s focused more on the analytical, supply chain management side or technology side, you’ll find an online logistics course suited to you that can help you start or boost your career.

Discover the principles of logistics

Our courses cover a wide range of logistics subjects, giving you the chance to explore many different areas of the subject. Discover the various logistics methods and principles, as well as how they’re used in everyday situations. Whether you’re interested in the analytical, practical, or even the ethical side of logistics, you can find a course to suit your needs.

What’s more, no matter whether you’re experienced in the field of logistics or totally new to the subject, you can find a learning opportunity that matches your current knowledge.

Build your knowledge of logistics and supply chain management

There are many different areas of logistics that you can develop your knowledge and understanding of. As well as introductory logistics courses, there are also plenty that focus on some of the emerging subjects and issues in the field. Here, you can improve your understanding of this fascinating topic.

Whether you’re exploring how logistics work on a global scale or examining topics such as procurement and supply chains, there are courses and ExpertTracks that can help you expand your skills.

Learn about ethics and sustainability in logistics

As well as the practical challenges that come with extensive trade networks, there are also important ethical and environmental logistics issues to consider. For example, how do humanitarian organisations work to respond to global crises, delivering aid on a large scale? Similarly, sustainability is fast becoming a driving force behind logistics decisions. You can learn about these issues, and more, with our selection of online courses.

Your options for studying logistics

If you’re eager to learn about logistics, we have plenty of options for you to choose from. With one of our short courses, you’ll get a chance to study some of the fundamentals of the subject over several weeks. For those seeking an in-depth view of a particular area, our ExpertTrack subscriptions are the perfect choice.

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Logistics FAQs

What is logistics?

Logistics is a term used to describe how complex operations are organised and implemented. Often, in a business sense, logistics is the management and flow of materials and goods from their point of origin to where they’re consumed.

What does a logistics company do?

In essence, a logistics company plans, implements, and ultimately controls the way that goods, services, or information are moved and stored. Working within supply chains, they ensure that cargo travels and arrives safely from point A to point B.

What is a logistics job?

There are many different roles within the logistics industry. You might work in an analytical role, assessing or planning the effectiveness of supply chains. Alternatively, you may focus on the procurement and management of goods and supply chains or plan distribution networks. A career in logistics can be incredibly varied.

How do you learn logistics?

The logistics industry is competitive, with many employers in logistics look for graduates. However, there are also apprenticeships and other routes into a logistics job. Whichever way you choose, you’ll need a wide range of skills and knowledge, which you can start building with one of our online courses.

What skills do you need for logistics?

Soft skills such as negotiation, teamwork, and problem-solving are all vital for working in logistics. When it comes to hard skills, analytics, simulation, modelling, and forecasting are all useful. The exact skills you’ll need will depend on the type of job you’re interested in.

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