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Principles of Transportation Management

Special Note

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, Georgia Tech has discontinued classroom courses for the rest of the semester (May 2, 2020). Our priority is health, safety and well-being; therefore, we have had to cancel our April 21-23, 2020 (Savannah) offering of the course.

Please know that we also offer courses online:

Supply Chain Fundamentals Series
Each SCF online course is approximately 40 hours of instruction, self-paced and may be used as an elective in our other certificate programs as well.

Lean Leadership for the Supply Chain Professional Online

Course Description

This course prepares students in the basics of transportation operations and analysis. The course includes review of the key elements of transportation such as: modes of transportation, transportation procurement, cost minimization techniques, the role of ports in global logistics, and international trade terms.  The course also will discuss emerging trends in North American transportation markets, emerging techniques, and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for Supply Chain Managers, Distribution Managers, Transportation Planners, Transportation Clerks, Transportation Analysts, and Transportation Managers and learners seeking to enter these roles.  Supply chain professionals from other domains will also benefit through gaining insights into transportation operations.

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the characteristics and best use of specific transportation modes
  • Apply transportation cost analysis techniques
  • Understand the multimodal role of ports in global trade
  • Identify and apply best practices in transportation procurement
  • Understand how to minimize transportation costs through consolidation techniques
  • Understand the role of Incoterms in global trade
  • Understand emerging techniques in logistics including techniques to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in logistics

What Is Covered

  • Comparison of characteristics of alternative transportation modes
  • Components of Port Logistics systems
  • Best practices in transportation procurement
  • Application of practical transportation cost analysis techniques
  • INCOTERMS purpose, types, and use
  • Greenhouse gas emission generation in logistics and mitigation strategies
  • New business models in logistics enabled by emerging technologies

Course Materials

Participants receive a course notebook.

Course Prerequisite and Related Certificate Information

No prerequisites. This course is part of the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certificate.

Course CEUs

This course provides for 2.10 continuing education units (CEUs).

Course Instructors

Course Fees

Standard: $1,950.00, Alumni/Org Discount: $1,755.00, Certificate: $1,618.50 (cost of each course when signing up for and paying for a multi-course certificate program).

First time attendees pay the listed Course Fee. If you are a returning student of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses (or are active/retired military), you will receive a 10% discount when you enter the coupon code SCL-Alum on the "Check Out" page. If you register and pay for all required courses in a Supply Chain & Logistics certificate in one single transaction, you can receive a discount of 17% off each course by entering the coupon code SCL-Cert on the "Check Out" page. There are also discounts available for multiple-team member registrations or to members of certain organizations.

Discounts cannot be combined. For questions, call 404-385-8663 or send us an email prior to registration

The program fee for LIVE courses (non-online) includes continental breakfasts, lunches, breaks, parking, internet access, and all classroom materials.

If the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute must cancel a program, registrants will receive a full refund. Georgia Tech, however, cannot assume the responsibility for other costs incurred. Due to program enrollment limits, early registration is encouraged. Registrations will be acknowledged by a letter of confirmation from Professional Education.

Course Times

On the first day, please check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.

  • First Day - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • ​Second Day - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Third Day - 8:00am to 5:00pm

UPCOMING OFFERINGS*

November 3, 2020 to November 5, 2020
Georgia Tech Savannah Campus

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Georgia Tech Supply Chain and
Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343