Effective planning of transportation and distribution networks has become more complex. This is driven by increasing customer requirements, expansion of global sourcing, security and regulatory requirements, volatile fuel costs, etc. This course is focused on understanding the strategic and tactical principles, practices, and tools required to address the cost, service, capacity, and carbon emissions tradeoffs in domestic and international transportation. The course includes a tour of the CSX Railroad Education and Development Institute (REDI).
There are discounts available for this course. Please use one of the coupon codes below at checkout. Note: Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.
Alumni: If you are a returning student of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses or you are an alumni of the GT EMIL or MSSCE programs, you can receive 10% off of any LOG course – Use coupon code SCL-Alum
Member Organization: Members of certain organizations can receive 10% off of any LOG course (for information on member organizations visit: www.scl.gatech.edu/orgdiscount) – Use coupon code SCL-Org
Certificate Participants: To receive a certificate course price of 17% off per course, you must enroll and pay for all courses required to earn a certificate – Use coupon code SCL-Cert
Who Should Attend
Executives and managers who want to learn about designing and operating best-in-class transportation and distribution for their supply chain, supply chain engineers and analysts, industrial engineers and systems analysts, supply chain and logistics consultants, transportation managers and engineers, and operations managers of traffic, transportation or warehousing
How You Will Benefit
Develop transportation and distribution strategies to support business strategies
Understand basic transportation physics throughout the supply chain
Optimize last mile and long haul transportation planning
Design supply chain networks to optimize transportation costs and service
Determine how to optimize routes and schedules
Better manage total transportation spending
Analyze tradeoffs between various logistics costs, customer service levels and carbon emissions
Determine how to measure and improve transportation performance
Understand how transportation carriers plan their operations and how this can impact shippers
Note: Course includes a field visit to the national training and planning center of a rail carrier.
Transportation and distribution fundamentals
Delivery costs and strategies
Levels of planning transportation and distribution technology
Long haul and international transportation
Reducing transportation cost
Carrier planning and management and impacts on shippers
Rail tour and lecture at national planning and training center
Supply chain design strategy and technology
Network design fundamentals
Transportation and distribution trends and innovation
Modeling carbon missions
Tour of the CSX Railroad Education & Development Institute
Students should each bring a laptop
For Course-Related Questions
Please contact the course administrator: Tim Brown
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