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Supply Chain Freight and Transportation

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Given today’s rapid evolution of freight transport business models, technologies, regulation, sustainability and time; supply chain management is a balancing act of time versus cost. Manufacturers plan ahead to make sure the materials are arriving in the most time efficient way, so they can achieve the lowest freight costs.

The transport of freight plays a critical role in terms of cost and competitiveness for any enterprise that moves physical goods. In this course, we explore current aspects of transportation with a focus on trends over the next five years.

You will learn techniques to develop strategies and plans over multiple time horizons, execute freight movement and analyze a wealth of information to continuously improve enterprise freight performance in the global business environment.

This course addresses the key components of transportation in the context of strategic, business and operational management of complex supply chains. You’ll look into the important issues in transportation which include:

The Supply Chain and Transportation Certificate includes:

What you'll learn:
  • Understand the business of transportation and logistics and the economic impact of transportation
  • Understand the role of private fleets, 3PL’s, freight forwarders, and brokers.
  • Demonstrate metrics used to measure transportation service quality and efficiency
  • Develop strategies and plans over multiple time horizons and execute freight movement
  • Describe the unique features, advantages, and disadvantages of the various modes of transport
  • Describe the cost and pricing considerations of LTL, Truckload, Rail, Air and Ocean transport
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    Length Five weeks Plan for 3-8 hours of work per week
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    Language English
    Tags Business Quality Management

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