Annual Professional Development


For your ongoing commitment to professional development and lifelong learning, the Logistics Institute is pleased to provide you with several learning opportunities. Some of these are free of charge available upon renewal, others are at special discounted rates for P.Log members only.

In addition to that, external courses, projects, or activities may also be submitted to the Institute to add to your P.Log record.

All resources available on this page are for active P.Logs only.


Module descriptions are provided below, and you can enroll in a module by filling out the form provided here.

1. Managing Supplycritical role played by supply management in producing high quality products and services; buying, purchasing and the procurement cycle; designing a procurement cycle
2. Manufacturing and Operations
the tie between R&D, product design, manufacturing, and procurement; outsourcing manufacturing, issues surrounding manufacturing; major factors manufacturers need to account for
3. Transportation and Logistics
global scope of and complex network of players in supply chains and logistics operations, logistics networks, transport and handling factors; process flow
4. Retail Considerations
the final connection between the supply chain and the consumer; delivering value; value drivers and value disruption; distribution-based consumption as the new normal
1. Assembling Orderspicking the right product at the right time and delivering it to the right place: principles to reduce fatigue while increasing productivity; economical uses of manpower
2. Controlling Budgets
creating a feasible budget as it applies to company financial plans with fixed and variable costs in mind, presenting realistic information in budgets, dealing with real variances
3. Controlling Inventorydeveloping guidelines by analyzing economic trade-off between inventory levels and alternate production strategy costs, quantitative and measurable customer service objectives, policy decisions on production variability
4. Customer Complaintsstrengthening definitions of customer expectations; identifying and implementing solutions to address key issues; creating resolution guidelines
5. Customer Servicecreating a climate of confidence, credibility, and satisfaction; working with customers to develop alternate solutions; handling complaints and inquiries; generating teamwork from all departments
6. Forklift Safetycreating rules and regulations of safe forklift operations as well as material handling procedures; using principles of load centre, load length and load width to develop equipment procedures
7. Good Logistics Practices
constructing or modifying company procedures to effectively meet objectives and standards including: customer service at a lower cost, successful implementation of logistics procedures , remedy performance gaps amongst employees
8. Health, Safety & Environmentsetting up and executing an effective company health and safety program, with proper and efficient environmental protection; preventing and minimizing the impact of accidents and workplace incidents
9. Operating Proceduresdocumenting and maintaining quality physical distribution procedures, effectively revising procedures; the importance of procedure education and compliance
10. Personnel Problemsideas and techniques of problem resolution; an understanding of the liability risk on the part of managers, employees, and the organization as a whole; creating a non-confrontational environment; maintaining policy compliance amongst workers
11. Product Damagetotal costs and impacts of product damage to the organization and its customers; minimize damage, understand packaging limitations and restrictions
12. Scheduling Carriersdeveloping carrier schedules and executing route plans; measuring fleet performance using fleet utilization and load factor; establishing efficient and workable daily carriers; adjustments for emergency situations; tools to monitor carrier performance
13. Scheduling Resourcesresource demand and schedule development; utilizing the warehouse as a distribution centre as opposed to a storage place; improving worker and equipment productivity, improving building design, layout and handling efficiency
14. Selecting the Right Carrierselecting a carrier that is optimally matched to service level and cost, developing a carrier performance review process, efficiently matching customers with carriers
Introduction to Innovation – Building contextual leadership capacities in the face of complexity, ambiguity, and risk: the need for flexibility, agility and non-rational decision making.


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Program/module descriptions are provided through the links below: registration is available through the program pages.

Applied Innovation (5 modules)$2,750 | $575 per module
Supply Chain Strategies (2 modules)$1,740 | $870 per module
Supply Chain Resilience (3 modules)$2,800 | $940 per module

Program fees listed above are at the discounted member rate.


Have you undertaken another professional development activity this year? Submit it in the form provided here: once approved it will be added to your P.Log record.

Such as another course completed/ongoing, serving on a Board, teaching a course, participating in a webinar, etc.