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Third Party Logistics Workshop A 2-day interactive workshop based in Bangkok, Thailand.

“Very valuable and practical ‘hands on’ training”

Click Here to download the brochure with application form.

When: Next Course is 31st July– 1st August 2008

Where: Landmark Hotel , 138 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

The majority of companies are using third party logistics contractors for at least one segment of their supply chains. In doing so, they reap the benefits of being able to concentrate on their core business and leaving the logistics operations to the contractor. With supply chain performance being more and more important to the performance of a company in the marketplace, and its expertise within the field of operational logistics reduced to contract monitoring , can the client company be sure that the 3PL operator it is maximising the potential benefits of contracting out?

Learning Objectives

The 3PL and 4 PL industries and what they should offer.
The logistics operational processes within the client company, how should they be managed and how should they be costed.

(Note: All tuition will be conducted in English. Delegates should bring calculators for use during the practical exercises)

Who Should Attend?

Logistics professionals from all industrial sectors involved with the management and control of warehousing and distribution, including:

  • Supply Chain Director & Manager
  • Logistics Manager & Personnel
  • Inventory Managers
  • Warehousing Managers
  • Financial Managers
  • Procurement Managers
  • Supply Chain Analysts

At the end of the workshop, delegates will have a detailed view of the 3PL and 4 PL industries and be able to assess the performance and costs of a 3PL operation supporting their own business.

Third Party Logistics Workshop – Workshop Outline – Bangkok Thailand

Session One – Logistics Outsourcing & Ensuring it Delivers Value

Purpose: To give delegates an insight into Logistics outsourcing and how to manage it successfully:

  • Supply Chain trends
  • Logistics Outsourcing trends
  • Why Outsource?
  • Successful outsourcing
  • Managing to deliver value

Session Two – Introduction to Warehousing and Materials Management

Purpose: To introduce delegates to the principles of warehouse design and materials handling.

  • What is a warehouse and what is its purpose?
  • Objectives of warehouse design.
  • Warehouse management, responsibilities and accountabilities.
  • Principles of design and operation.
  • Safety in the warehouse.
  • Security, environmental issues.
  • Managing the external flow / Yard layout & management.
  • Pick face layout and design.
  • Storage and Handling methods
  • Lifting and Stacking equipment
  • Racking layouts
  • Measuring warehouse efficiency

Session Three: Costing exercise – 3PL Warehouse

Purpose: To exercise the delegates in identifying and evaluating the costs involved in warehouse operations.

Session Four: Introduction to Transport Management

Purpose: To introduce delegates to the fundamentals of transportation contract management.

  • Overview of transportation in Asia
  • For what are you paying in a tariff?
  • Impact of transport on supply chain costs
  • Reducing costs and increasing service
  • Vehicle utilisation – case study

Session Five: Understanding and Implementing 4PL

Purpose: To introduce delegates to the principle of 4PL.

  • Global Trends
  • Supply Chains
  • 3PL – a critique
  • 4PL – an overview
  • Case Study

Session Six: Factory Gate Pricing and Cost-to- Serve

Purpose: To show delegates how the moves by major retailers towards Factory Gate Pricing impacts on the supply chain, and how Cost-to-Serve analysis will help to illuminate the costs and savings that need to be negotiated.

  • What is Factory Gate Pricing and its objectives?
  • How the supply chain impacts on Retailers and Suppliers
  • Using Cost-to-Serve to establish visibility of your cost base.

Session Seven: Questions, Answers and Discussions

Delegates are invited to discuss issues that have arisen either as a result of their attending the workshop, or from their own experiences in their place of work.

Book Now!

For further administrative enquiries and bookings for this training course in Bangkok Thailand, please contact Khun Parichat at:
Tel : +66 2 277 2870
Fax : +66 2 277 2869
Email : parichat

Training Course Fees

Training Course Fees:
Bht 26,750 per delegate. (Inclusive of VAT)
(For a Thai-registered company only : Bht 26,000 net of Withholding Tax)

This covers:

  • 2 days training
  • Full set of documentation
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Mid-morning refreshments
  • International Buffet Lunch
  • Afternoon refreshments

Here are some photos from one of our previous training course held in Bangkok Thailand.

Warehouse Design & Operations Training Course - Bangkok Thailand
Warehouse Design & Operations Training Course - Bangkok THailand
Warehouse Design and Operations Training - Bangkok Thailand

About Your Trainer

COLIN AIRDRIE is Managing Director of Logistics Bureau (Asia) Limited, based in Bangkok Thailand, a subsidiary of Logistics Bureau Pty, the largest management consultancy specializing in Supply Chain in the Asia Pacific Region.


  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Sciences UMIST
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport
  • Visiting Professor, Tianjin College of Transportation, P.R. China

Supply Chain Experience

  • 37 years in supply chain and logistics operational and strategic management, training and consultancy.
  • The above includes 10 years experience at senior management levels in Asia, mainly in Thailand and P.R. China.
  • Regional business development Asia Pacific
  • Military supply chain operations and development
  • Training and career development

Industry Experience

  • 3rd Party FMCG Logistics in UK, S.E. Asia (including Thailand) and China
  • In-house retail logistics and distribution, development and operations.
  • Cold chain operational management and development

Consultancy Experience

  • FMCG DC design and commissioning (P.R. China – 2 major DCs totaling 76,000 sqm)
  • Materials management electronic components manufacturing.
  • White goods national distribution
  • Bulk cement supply chain
  • Training Course Design and Execution: Inventory Management, Warehouse Design & Operations
  • Footwear and apparel
  • Logistics software selection
  • 3PL selection
  • DC operations & transport network optimisation

Specialist Areas of Expertise

  • Retail Supply Chain strategy development and implementation
  • Logistics operations in S.E. Asia and P.R. China
  • Logistics facilities design, construction and implementation.
  • Logistics network design
  • Inventory management.

Future Training Courses to be Held in Bangkok Thailand

31 Jan – 1 Feb 2008 Successful Inventory Management Training
27 – 29 Feb 2008 An Introduction to Warehouse Design & Operations Training
28 – 30 May 2008 Warehouse Management Systems Training
26 – 27 Jun 2008 Successful Inventory Management Training
31 Jul – 1 Aug 2008 3PL Contract Management
9 Sep 2008 Free Breakfast Seminar
10 – 14 Sep 2008 Thailand International Logistics Fair 2008
29 – 31 Oct 2008 Warehouse Management Systems Training
26 – 28 Nov 2008 An Introduction to Warehouse Design & Operations Training

Book Now!

For further administrative enquiries and bookings for these training course in Bangkok Thailand, please contact Khun Parichat at:
Tel : +66 2 277 2870
Fax : +66 2 277 2869
Email : parichat

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