Supply Chain Fundamentals: Transportation Operations (Online)

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.

Important Course Information

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

Access to the content for this course requires you to set up a password for your Georgia Tech (GT) account different from your account and password on this website.  

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

Available Online Sections

Access Begins Access Ends Registration Deadline Format Cost CRN
Section Details Mar 8, 2018 Mar 8, 2019 Sep 18, 2018 Online $350 18587
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15796 Aug 1, 2015 Aug 1, 2016 Online $350
16493 Feb 2, 2016 Feb 2, 2017 Online $350
16719 Aug 3, 2016 Aug 3, 2017 Online $350
17551 Feb 4, 2017 Feb 4, 2018 Online $350
17761 Aug 7, 2017 Aug 5, 2018 Online $350

Who Should Attend

  • Receiving, Shipping, Putaway, Picking, and Packing Clerks, Operators, Analysts, Supervisors, and Managers
  • Customer Service, Order Management, Warehouse, Terminal, Crossdock, and Distribution Center administrators, clerks, analysts, supervisors, and managers.
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Managers, Analysts, Consultants, Supervisors, Technologists Planners and Engineers
  • Business and Systems Analysts
  • Supply Chain Education and Human Resource Management personnel
  • Inventory Planners
  • Distribution and Warehouse Operations Managers, Supervisors, Planners, Consultants, and Analysts
  • Order Management Supervisors, Managers, Analysts
  • Demand Planners, Supply Planners, Forecast Analysts, Forecasting Managers
  • Service Operations supervisors, Service Operations Managers
  • Inventory Managers, Inventory Clerks, Inventory Analysts
  • Transportation Planners, Transportation Clerks, Transportation Analysts, Transportation Managers

How You Will Benefit

  • 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.
  • Demonstrate metrics used to measure transportation service quality and efficiency


  • Learning Block 1: Business and Economy
  • Learning Block 2: Transportation Modes
  • Learning Block 3: Transportation Economics
  • Learning Block 4: Transportation Service Markets
  • Learning Block 5: Transportation Technology
  • Learning Block 6: Transportation Regulations
  • Learning Block 7: Transportation and Global Supply Chains
  • Learning Block 8: Risk Management and Security in Transportation
  • Learning Block 9: Sustainability Issues in Transportation
  • Learning Block 10: Transportation Sourcing and Management
  • Learning Block 11: The Future of Transportation



  • Computer with speakers to access online content


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

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Tim Brown

Technology Requirements

Verify you meet the minimum technology requirements for this section.