Logistics Education And Pathways: Transportation Operations

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Logistics Education And Pathways: Transportation Operations

Course Description

This course prepares students in the basics of transportation operations and the role of transportation within an organization’s overall supply chain. The course includes review of the key elements of transportation such as: modes of transportation, transportation technology, company roles and operations within the transportation field, the impact of transportation on the overall economy, sustainability in transportation, and how the field is evolving to meet future needs. 

Courses in this series (LOG 3500P, 3501P, 3502P, and 3503P) were made possible by a generous grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co. Development of materials used in these courses were funded by a $24.5M TAACCCT grant awarded by the U.S Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration to the LINCS in Supply Chain Management Consortium.

If you are interested in having the tuition waived for this course, please see the Special Discount section below for application details. 


Course Content
  • Unit 1 – Supply Chain Concepts
  • Unit 2 – Supply Chain Technology
  • Unit 3 – Managing Customer Relationships
  • Unit 4: Business and Economy
  • Unit 5: Transportation Modes
  • Unit 6: Transportation Economics
  • Unit 7: Transportation Service Markets
  • Unit 8: Transportation Technology
  • Unit 9: Transportation Regulations
  • Unit 10: Transportation and Global Supply Chains
  • Unit 11: Risk Management and Security in Transportation
  • Unit 12: Transportation Sourcing and Management
  • Unit 13: Sustainability and Innovation in Transportation
Requirements & Materials
Important Information

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After you complete your registration follow the "How to Access Your Course Content" instructions which display on the session details (summary) page for this course.

This is a self-paced online course.  You may register anytime while registration is open and will have access to the course through the published "Access Ends" date.



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  • Access to online course content and optional reading materials until the course end date

Session Details

Who Should Attend

This program is currently open to and tuition-free for 16-24 year-old residents of Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Cobb, Gwinnett, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, counties or active duty/veterans who will be moving to one of these counties. Residents of Newton, Walton, Jasper, Morgan and Rockdale who are accepted will be in the Summer/Fall 2017 pilot program which is limited to the first 100 qualified applicants. The age requirement is waived for the first 100 accepted into the Newton, Walton, Jasper, Morgan and Rockdale Summer/Fall 2017 pilot program. Active duty service members interested in participating in the LEAP courses as part of the VET2 program should contact James.Wilburn@pe.gatech.edu.

How You Will Benefit

  • Define supply chain management
  • Explain how supply chains should support organizations’ strategic goals
  • Recall the supply chain frameworks that integrate supply chain and financial goals
  • Understand the business of transportation and logistics and the economic impact of transportation
  • 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
  • Understand the role of private fleets, 3PL’s, freight forwarders, and brokers.
  • Describe the role of technology in transportation operations.
  • Understand the basics of legal considerations in transportation.
  • Understand the basics of international transportation considerations.
  • Describe the roles, functions, and metrics associated with transportation.
  • Gain an appreciation of evolving innovations in transportation.


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