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SCL Course: Principles of Transportation Management

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

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • 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 PREREQUISITES

None.

CERTIFICATE INFORMATION

This course is part of the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certificate.

Event Details

Tuesday, 5 November 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, 7 November 2019 - 5:00pm

Georgia Tech Savannah Campus

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