Logistics Management (Online)

Start Date: Mar 7, 2022 End Date: Mar 16, 2022
Last Date for Application: February 21, 2022
Programme Fee: 64000 INR

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The Indian logistics market, regarded as one of the fastest growing sectors for the Indian economy, is poised for growth and innovation in the coming future. Despite setback caused due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the logistics sector is driving high and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 10.7 % between 2020 and 2024.

The logistics sector is also nurturing the growth of supply chain networks and manufacturing units in automotive, retailing, healthcare and FMCG industries in the country. Growth in tech-adoption, infrastructure modernization, announcement of 35 multi-modal logistics parks in the country, enterprising Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) Project and increasing capital investment through External Commercial Borrowings route are some of the key factors which are playing a pivotal role in the growth of the Indian logistics sector. 

Further, with Indian retail e-commerce market estimation at US$ 84-billion in 2021, delivering logistics solutions is getting increasingly sophisticated both due to customer requirements and supply side innovations especially driven by information technology. Challenges such as cost versus value focus, asset versus non asset-based positioning, business scope and scale, and service level and quality management are critical to the competitive advantage of logistics service providers.


Programme Schedule


The programme will be delivered in a Live Online format over the Zoom platform.

Programme Dates: March 7 - 16, 2022

Session Days: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Session Timings: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (as per IST)

Week 1

Week 2

March 7


March 14


March 8


March 15


March 9


March 16



For more information or any questions, contact Sanjit Nair: sanjit-exed@iima.ac.in | +91 70690 74822

The programme is designed to introduce participants to the strategic and conceptual methods applicable within the framework of logistics industry. The main focus will be on the use of enabling technologies for designing and optimising practical models that can contribute to a firm’s sustainability and success. Among others, the participants will learn to:


  • Understand conceptual frameworks, functional inputs and industry best practices for effective and efficient logistics services.
  • Harness technological innovations in logistics and transportation for competitive advantage.
  • Discover logistics 4.0 for automation, product design and warehouse management.
  • Learn the pros and cons of disruptive business models in logistics industry.
  • Enhance resilience in logistics and improve profitability by integrating effective supply chain management strategies.
  • Adopt lean logistics for optimising operational performance and creating value for customers.

The following topics will be covered (but will not be limited to) in the programme:

  • Role of logistics in the supply chain management
  • Understanding the customer environment and managing customer expectations.
  • Services management including assets and storage depot operations
  • Benchmarking logistics performance
  • Warehousing, inventory and operations management
  • Technology aids and information management
  • Distribution strategy for retail and e-retail units
  • Logistics service network design
  • National transport policy
  • Advancements in logistics: E-vehicles, automated vehicles
  • Industry 4.0 in logistics
  • Data analytics in logistics services


*The above topics are indicative only.

  • Case-based approach
  • Reflections, experience sharing and integration

Participants include executives with many different roles, including:


  • Professionals in managing logistics processes of a company (OEMs, e-Commerce) or customers of the logistics service providers.
  • Large and Medium PSUs in transportation, logistics, freight, warehousing and supply chain operations.
  • Logistics service providers including third and fourth party logistics services, courier services, transporters (rail, road, marine, and air), freight forwarders, distributors, retailers, warehouse providers, and terminal operators (ports, air cargo, ICDs/CFSs). 
  • IT-based service providers both in the software and technology domains.
  • Logistics consultants. 

Faculty Chair

Sundaravalli Narayanaswami

Programme Faculty