Third Party Logistics (abbreviated 3PL or Sometimes TPL) in logistics and supply chain management is a company’s use of third party businesses to outsource elements of the company’s order fulfilment and distribution services. Third party logistics providers typically specialize in integrated operations, warehousing and transportation services which can be scaled and customized to customers’ needs based on market conditions, such as the demand and delivery service requirements for products and materials. Often, these services go beyond logistics and include value-added services related to the production or procurement of goods i.e. services that integrate parts of the supply chain.

This course therefore, will expose NGO’s employees  to the significance of  third party logistics (3PL) services in the routine , adhoc operations  and how third party logistics targets particular functions within supply management such as warehousing, transportation, or raw materials provision.



  • To provide NGO’s employees with an insight into how third party logistics drive and contribute towards the efficiency, agility, flexibility and effectiveness of a supply chain;

  • To expose the NGO’s employees to the strategic, collaborative and pro-activeness of 3PL;

  • To acquaint NGO’s employees  with the basic concepts and practice of third party logistics (3PL);

  • To acquaint NGO’s employees  with the knowledge and management of inbound and outbound logistic;

  • To expose NGO’s employees to the current trend in third party logistics in global supply chain management.


  1. Concept Third Party Logistics (3PL);

  2. Supply Chain Management;

  3. Demand Forecasting Techniques;

  4. Inventory Management;

  5. Material Handling and Packaging;

  6. Distribution and Transportation planning

  7. Logistics Outsourcing/3PL in Hub Logistics ;

  8. Logistics Information System;

  9. E-commerce Logistics;

  10. Case studies.





The critical challenges most organizations are faced with in recent times is how to reduce and eliminate system wastes and bottlenecks that hinder productivity while improving service  delivery geared towards improved system performance. Lean Operations and management practices give solutions required for eliminating wastes and removing non value adding activities within a system while creating value for the end customers.

Lean practices also facilitate effective working practices to gain higher efficiency and greater flexibility through lower cost reduction strategies, time management and quality service delivery.

This course is therefore designed to equip NGO’s employees with the principles and strategies for effective lean logistics management and implementation geared towards enhanced service efficiency, productivity and delivery.


  • To impart NGO’s employees  with principles of Lean that serve as a cost reduction strategy in a system;

  • To expose NGO’s employees to Lean techniques that can be utilized to reduce system bottle necks to the barest minimum and

  • To expose NGO’s employees to best practices in Lean operations and management that can boost service delivery.




  1. The concept of Lean Operations and Management.

  2. Lean tools and Applications

  3. ISHIQKWA Diagram Concept

  4. Value Stream Mapping Techniques

  5. Principles of Lean Five “S”

  6. Change Management Principles

  7. Principle of Benchmarking

  8. Application of SMART Technologies (ITS)

  9.  Total Quality Management

  10. Case st






Today’s Transportation and Logistics environments are reaching a point that competing for survival and market share is an obligation. Tracking the global economy will show that being good is not enough, thus  organizations must strive for excellence at all times to stay in the markets. Lean Six Sigma operations are cost reduction strategies that extend the scope of  NGO’s philosophy by providing an enterprise-wide term that draws together the elements of operation and management processes. The foundation of the lean Six Sigma vision focus on the individual operation and its value stream (identifying value-added and non-value added activities), and to eliminate all waste, or muda,  in all areas and functions within the system. The term “Six Sigma” refers to a statistical measure of defect rate or non-conformity rate within a system underpinned by statistical techniques which presents a structured and systematic approach to process improvement.

Lean Six Sigma create a natural  leverages on the strengths and weaknesses of each discipline to create a cultural and operational model that will aid the logistician to solve age-old issues while improving operations and contributing to business success at all levels. This course is therefore designed to introduce participants to this natural union.



At the end of the course NGO’s employees should be able;

  • Identify Wastes in any Transport and Logistics Operations

  • Apply Lean Six-Sigma Tools to improve performances

  • Analyze processes and operations using the lean six-sigma tools

  • Create competitive advantages for his his/her organization in the areas of their operations



  1. Overview of Lean Six Sigma Logistics

  2. The Basics of Lean Six Sigma

  3. lean Six Sigma Methodology and Standardization Tools

  4. The Concept of Variation Reduction

  5. The Principal Objective of lean Six Sigma

  6. The Philosophy of Total Quality Management

  7. Types of Transport and Logistics Wastes

  8. SWOT and PEST Analysis

  9. Case study.






 Cost Reduction Strategies in Logistics and Transport is key to organizations growth, developments and sustainability. The business world today is synonymous with competition and too little differentiation resulting in over marketed markets. This calls for significant cost minimization, speed maximization and sustainable improvement in quality. Organizations must therefore find the fastest ways and rates of improving customer satisfaction, cost, quality, process speed , invested capital and ultimately maximizing the shareholders’ value.

This course is therefore designed to acquaint NGO’s employees with array of cost reduction strategies organization can utilize to enhance their productivity and performance level..



At the end of this course, NGO’s employees should be able to;

  • Identify organizations cost elements and their relevance

  • Know the different cost reduction strategies available for a firm’s logistics systems and its sustainability

  • Recognize opportunities and eliminate defects as defined by the customers

  • Improve on the profitability of their organizations

  • Analyze process flow and delay times at each activity in a process

  • Separate “value-added” from “Non-value added” work with tools to eliminate the root causes of non-value – add activities and their costs.

  • Quantity and eliminate the cost of complexity.



  1. Introduction to Costing Principles

  2. Business Strategies;

  3. Cost Reduction Strategies in transport

  4. Supply Chain Management

  5. Procurement and Inventory Control Methods

  6. Distribution Requirement Planning and third Party Logistics Management

  7. Risk Management

  8. Reverse Logistics;

  9. Total Quality Management;

  10. Case Study






One of the major challenges confronting logistics and transport organizations is how to effectively manage and use operational data for planning and management purposes. Every transport and logistics organization needs to develop reliable data base for operational and management purposes. Inability of NGO’s to effectively store, retrieve and use data for various purposes make it difficult for these organizations to effectively monitor and evaluate their performance, which can bring about improvement and innovations.

 This course is therefore designed to equip NGO’s transport and logistics and managers with the skills and knowledge of data management in order to improve their operational and management efficiency.



The course has the following objectives;

  • Enhance the knowledge and improve the skills of the NGO’s employees on data management;

  • Expose NGO’s employees to the basic requirements for setting up data bank

  • Expose the participants to various software packages for managing transport and logistics data

  • Equip NGO’s employees with the various techniques of storing and retrieving data

  • Improve the knowledge of NGO’s employee on the application of computer for data management.



  1. Concept of Data management

  2. The nature, types and characteristics of transport and logistics data

  3. Data storage techniques

  4. Data retrieval processes

  5. IT Application In Transport And Logistics Data Validation And Management

  6. IT Application In Management Of Integrated Data Structure In Transport And Logistics

  7. Computer application and Networking in data management

  8. Data presentation and uses in transport and logistics

  9. Data entry, coding and classification methods

  10. Case study






Humanitarian Logistics plays a critical role in the effectiveness of any humanitarian emergency response to people in venerable conditions caused as a result of natural disaster and complex emergencies. Humanitarian Logistics services encompasses a wide range of logistics activities which include; procurement, product tracking and tracing, warehousing, transportation management among others.

 This course is designed to impact NGO’s with the necessary skills required for efficient operations involved in humanitarian logistics, supply chain services.


By the end of the course, NGO’s employees are expected to;

  • Understand the importance of logistics function in provision of humanitarian assistance;

  • Learn the Basics of Humanitarian Logistics Management

  • Appreciate the significance of coordinated “Logistics” for an efficient and effective humanitarian response;

  • Address the practical difficulties in Logistics in emergency situations

  • Work towards optimizing the use of scarce resources during emergencies and enhancing the quality of humanitarian operations



  1. Core Technical Sectors of humanitarian logistics

  2. Humanitarian logistics Control Systems

  3. Procurement and Reordering level Management

  4. Leadership and Staff Management

  5. Materials handling techniques and Warehousing

  6. Transportation, Supply and Distribution Planning

  7. International Humanitarian Law Conventions

  8. Financial Management

  9. Security and Logistics planning

  10. Case study 



Cold chain logistics management focus on the management, handling, packaging, storage, distribution and delivery of fast moving consumer goods mostly perishable in nature, in order to meet the customers’ requirement.  Effective cold logistics practices rely on personnel equipped with specialized skill involved in materials handling and packaging operations of cold chain logistics products.

This course is therefore, designed to expose NGO’s employees to the different cold logistics operations that can improve product handling, life span and delivery.



  • To inculcate NGO’s employees in the principles of cold chain logistics management practices

  • Expose NGO’s employees to the current cold logistics technologies utilized for effective material handling.

  • To impart NGO’s employees with cold logistics practices utilized for protective product packing, handling and successful delivery.

  • To expose  NGO’s employees to the different strategies of  cost reduction in cold logistics operation


  1. Principles of Cold Chain Logistics Management

  2. Use of Refrigerated Systems

  3. Material Handling and Packaging Systems

  4. Cargo Consolidation Techniques

  5. Environmental Health and Safety Management

  6. Security Management

  7. Warehouse Management

  8. Fleet Selection / Distribution Management

  9. Risk Management and Accident prevention

  10. Case study





E-logistics is a process that governs coordination and control of the online marketplace. It involves technological connectivity and process integration. The adoption of e-logistics has increased the level of competitiveness in all industrial sectors aided by globalization and geared towards optimization of business process and the quest to decrease business costs. Consequently, top management of high profile companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Compaq etc in the last few years have favoured the concept of E-logistics.


Thus, large and emerging NGO’s therefore need to develop a well-articulated e-logistics strategy that drives operational performance via capturing new opportunities through innovation and creating value in core operations to serve customers better.

This course is designed to expose NGO’s employees to the principles and potentials of e-logistics operations required for improved performance and growth .


The overall goal of the training is to expose NGO’s employees;

  • Gain a systematic understanding of relevant knowledge on technological advancements that support the effective management of information flow within the supply chain.

  • Apply relevant knowledge to a wide range of complex situations on the impact of such technologies on logistics and business performance

  • Obtain critical awareness of current issues in logistics, supply chain management and e-logistics, and what future holds for logistics.

  • Inculcate participants with the modern techniques of improved customer through online medium service.


  1. The concept of e-logistics

  2. Multi-channel Operations /Border Functionality

  3. Just-In-Time (JIT) Concepts  

  4. Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR)

  5. E-Procurement and Sourcing Strategies

  6.  Inventory Planning and Forecasting Techniques

  7. E-Distribution And Delivery Strategies (Cargo Tracking And Tracking Techniques

  8. Customer Service and Reverse Logistics

  9. Performance Monitoring And Evaluation

  10. Case S






The growing rate of humanitarian and socio-economic activities in Nigeria has created high demand for transportation services however the deliveries of these services are affected by the deplorable state of transport infrastructure and the vehicles being utilized. These gives rise to traffic congestion, carbon emissions and pollution which result in service delays in commuters’ dissatisfaction and poor service delivery.

 Green logistics practices promote sustainable transport practices and deals with issues relating to preservation of the natural environment from carbon emissions and pollutions.  

This course is therefore designed to impart NGO’s employees with green logistics knowledge and practices that can be imbibed in the work place environment to improve service delivery and reduce pollution in operations and promote environmental sustainability.



  • Impart NGO’s employees participants with the principles of green logistics management

  • Expose NGO’s employees participants to the different methods  utilized for  green logistics practices

  • To inculcate in NGO’s employees participants the principle of sustainable environmental business practices that can help organizations overcome  green logistics challenges and

  • Discuss green logistics funding options and NGO’s employees can access to improve their value stream operations.


  1. Principle of Green Logistics

  2. Green Logistics strategies

  3. Recycling management

  4. Emission control strategies

  5. Global warming and Pollution control strategies

  6. Impacts of industrialization to world economies

  7. Principles of environmental sustainability

  8. Unethical supply chain practices

  9. Total quality management

  10. Risk management/Case study







 Materials distribution during disaster is an emergency situation which logistics management needs to  plans and strategized for to avoid further calamities. Search and rescue officials must be prepared for such situation so as to ease its consequences.

This course therefore is specifically designed to expose NGO’s employees to logistics planning strategies for handling and minimizing impacts of disaster to affected areas and avail these employees with needful skills for handling logistics issues in disaster situations.



At the end of this programme, NGO’s employees should be able to:

  • To plan for timely delivery of Materials to disaster areas

  • To use Modern Methods for Search and rescue operations

  • To sharpen their Skills  on the techniques applied for Logistics in Search and Rescue

  • To Highlight the Basics of remote Sensing and GIS in Disaster Management




  1. Introduction to Search and Rescue Operations

  2. Overview of Search and Rescue Operations in Nigeria

  3. Material handling and Control Techniques

  4. Material Identification and  Inventory Management

  5. GIS Application in Search and Rescue Operations

  6. Search and Rescue Logistics Planning and Coordination

  7. Pre-Disaster Management Concept, Investigation and Reposting Skills

  8. Emergency Response and First Aid Administration During Search and Rescue

  9. The Role of Agencies Responsible for Search and Rescue Operations

  10. Case Study








The basic underlying principles in the conduct of public procurement in Nigeria are fairness, transparency and competition as expressed in the open tender process. These principles are expressly stipulated in the ‘Nigeria Procurement Act 2007’ as fundamental for the conduct of public procurement proceedings with a vision that seeks to promote efficient sourcing and supply for the purpose of quality service delivery. The Act coming on board requires the re-orientation of personnel involved in Public Procurement on how best it can be done in the overall best interest of their NGO’s  as well as the other parties involved.

 This course provides the platform for the acquisition of such knowledge for better productivity and performance.



At the end of this course NGO’s employees should be able to;

  • Understand the Principles and the Cycle of Procurement Management  

  • Prepare Procurement Plans according to the Different Selection Methods (International Competitive Bidding, National Competitive Bidding etc.);

  • Plan for Procurement Logistics

  • Prepare and Implement Quality Standard Bidding Documents (SBDs);

  • Prepare and Negotiate Various Types of Contracts Depending on the Nature of the Bidding

  • Master the different tools for Managing and Monitoring of Contracts.  



  1. Introduction to Procurement Management

  2. Tendering Procedures and Bid Evaluation

  3. Stock Control and Inventory Management

  4. Negotiation and Contract Management

  5. Procurement Legislation in Nigeria (Procurement Act 2007)

  6. Procurement Plans and Selection Methods

  7. Warehousing and Logistics Management

  8. Risk Management and Mitigation Measures; Guaranties and Penalties

  9. Preparation of Terms of Reference (ToR)

  10. Regulatory Framework for the Preparation of Contracts (Review of Contractual and Legal Clauses);

  11. Supply Chain and Procurement Management / Case Study









The activities of the transport industry are very complex and dynamic thus it relies on logistics system coordination and supply chain networking to carry out its basic function of movement. Efficient service delivery is reliant on attributes of safety, reliability convenience, comfort, speed of service and affordability through a well-organized, coordinated and integrated approach. And optimal service delivery in the value chain is dependent on the synergy between suppliers and consumers who have to come together to create value and enhance timely service delivery.


This course is therefore designed to expose NGO’s employees with the contemporary issues prevailing in modern day supply chain networks in Nigeria and the strategic techniques that can be utilized to effectively integrate channel members for enhanced overall system performance in the value stream with illustrations from global best practice.



This course will assist NGO’s employees to develop the ability to:

  • Develop the generic knowledge of understanding the fundamentals of supply chain principles involve in the movement of passenger and freight in transport industry

  • To link strategic and operational system thinking with appropriate action to inform and facilitate day- to – day decisions in supply chain management

  • To apply business, logistic methods and principles to identify problems to improve value chain supply chain management for sustainable practice and performance.

  • To be aware of the functions of transport logistics operations system in tourist transit reforms and their effectiveness in the management of the movement of passenger and freight from the travel hubs to the tourist attraction sites.



  1. The Concept Of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  2. Procurement Management

  3. Principle of Outsourcing/ Role of Channel Members

  4. Inventory Management/ Order Cycle Management

  5. Total Quality Management (TQM) Principle

  6. Role of Distribution Channel Transport Law and Regulation

  7. Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  8. Risk and Insurance Management

  9. ICT Management in Logistics Operations

  10. Fundamentals of Reverse Logistics / Case Study







The transport industry is very diverse and encompasses different entity in carrying out its basic function of movement. Service providers rely strongly on government policy to operate effectively and customer’s patronage is highly dependent on factors such as safety, reliability, convenience and pricing. Thus, there is high dependability between suppliers and consumers who have to come together to coordinate, control and integrate services through a well organized channel in order to ensure timely service delivery.

This course is designed to expose NGO’s employees to the different service components and methods which link up all members of the service supply chain with illustrations from global best practices for enhanced service delivery.



This course will assist NGO’s employees to develop the ability to;

  • Develop the generic knowledge of understanding the fundamentals of supply chain principles involve in the movement of passenger and freight in transport industry

  • To link strategic and operational system thinking with appropriate action to inform and facilitate day- to – day decisions in supply chain management

  • To apply business and logistic methods and principles to identify problems to improve value chain and supply chain management for sustainable practice

  • To be aware of the functions of transport logistics operations system in tourist transit reforms and their effectiveness in the management of the movement of passenger and freight from the travel hubs to respective destinations.




  1. The Concept Of Supply Chain Management

  2. The Role of Channel Members;

  3. Procurement Management and Principles of Outsourcing;

  4. Application of lean and Agile strategies;

  5. Supply chain relationships management;

  6. Total Quality Management (TQM) Principle;

  7. Supply chain integration issues

  8. Order cycle Management / The Role of distribution channel

  9. Unethical supply chain practices / Risk and Insurance Management

  10. case study





Inventory represents one of the most important assets that most organization possess, because the turnover in inventory represents one of the primary sources of revenue generation and subsequent earnings of an organization.  Inventory management enhances service efficiency productivity and sustainability.

This course is designed to expose NGO’s employees  on how to plan and efficiently provide the inventory necessary for good customer service while minimizing the inventory resulting from poor supply chain management.



  • To expose NGO’s employees to Understand the use of inventory throughout the supply chain;

  • To impart  NGO’s employees with methods that will determine how to measure and improve inventory performance;

  • To NGO’s employees evaluate how to trade off  transportation and inventory costs;

  • To help  NGO’s employees Understand the basics of inventory and forecasting technology;



  1. Principles of Inventory Management

  2. Rationale for Having Inventory Management System

  3. Inventory Planning and Management Strategies

  4. Inventory Cost Analysis/Inventory Management Model

  5. Inventory Management Information System

  6. Inventory Replenishment Systems

  7. Symptoms of Poor Inventory Management

  8. Inventory Rationalization / Demand Forecasting Principles

  9. Customer Service and Safety Stock

  10. Case study





Every business and service organization is concerned about product safety and effective inventory control. Warehouse is an essential tool that allows production to gain economies of scale from long production run and enables marketing to maintain increased customer service.  In doing so, inventory management organizes, controls production planning, scheduling, order fulfillment and product distribution for the purpose of satisfying the customer. 

This course is designed to impart NGO’s employees with logistics and supply chain systems principles that recognize and contributes to warehousing efficiencies which promotes inventory control and safety for the purpose of enhanced service efficiency.


This course will assist NGO’s employees to develop the ability to;

  • Manage, organize and operate the storage regime and environment most appropriate to the material in their course;

  • Ensure that your storage operations are conducted to highest health, safety and environmental standard;

  • Provide a level of service that leaves the customer fully satisfied;

  • Manage inventory to minimize cost and promote service efficiency.



  1. Introduction to warehousing principles

  2. Approaches to inventory management/Material identification methods

  3. Material handling and control techniques ;

  4. Store, warehouse building and layout design

  5. Warehouse and yard operations;

  6. Store security operations;

  7. Inventory performance measures and customer service;

  8. Health safety and environment;

  9. Concept of reverse logistics and waste management.

  10. case study








The acquisition, maintenance and utilization of transport asset are highly capital intensive and as such management skills are required to guarantee the effective appropriation, utilization and sustainability of these assets. Effective asset maintenance and utilization will boost overall system performance.

 Asset Management in Transport Operations course is therefore designed to critically examine the importance of Asset Management in NGO’s effective, efficient service delivery  and to inculcate in NGO’s employees the basic and efficient maintenance culture required for profitable operation and effective service delivery. 



This course will assist NGO’s employees to develop the ability to;

  •  Appraise the nature of transport assets and infrastructure;

  • Gain knowledge on appropriate asset acquisition, utilization and  layoff strategies;

  • Have updated  knowledge of on transport assets maintenance management system;

  • To share ideas on efficient maintenance culture in transport assets.



  1. General issues in Asset Management;

  2. Procedure for Asset Valuation and Pricing;

  3. Transport Asset Insurance and Regulation;

  4. Asset Procurement & Inventory Management;

  5. Lease Agreement and Financing of Asset;

  6. Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Asset Acquisition and Management;

  7. Transport infrastructure planning and management;

  8. Transport Asset Maintenance Management (Rail, Maritime, Air, Road and Pipeline)

  9. Road Asset Maintenance Management in Nigeria;

  10. Fleet Acquisition, Depreciation, Disposal and Replacement Strategies;

  11. Case study



Reverse Logistics refers to logistics activities and management skills used in reducing, managing and disposing waste from packaging and products. It promotes asset recovery and environmental sustainable practices geared towards economic growth and development.

This course is designed to expose NGO’s employees  to efficient methods of managing reverse logistics for   good customer service while minimizing the inventory resulting from poor supply chain management.



This course will assist NGO’s employees to develop the ability to;


  • Understand concept of reverse logistics and methods

  • Utilize green marketing principles and practices

  • Apply the standard principles of packaging


  • Utilize the different methods and strategies for effective and efficient waste management.




  1. Warrantee/guarantee processes and services

  2. New products  return handling

  3. Used product return handling

  4. Re-use product return handling

  5. Waste disposal methods

  6. Packaging

  7. Handling hazardous materials

  8. Green marketing and life cycle analysis.

  9. Designing effective reverse logistics systems

  10. Outsourcing reverse logistics

  1. Determining transportation need for reverse logistics / case study