Transportation and Distribution Planning

Course Description

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.  

Available Classroom Sections

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14276 Oct 1, 2014 Oct 3, 2014 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $3,750
15116 May 5, 2015 May 7, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $3,500
15715 Nov 10, 2015 Nov 12, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $3,500
16365 May 3, 2016 May 5, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $3,500
17187 May 2, 2017 May 4, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $3,500
18163 May 1, 2018 May 3, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $3,500

Special Discounts

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: – 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


  • 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


Required - Student Must Provide

  • Laptop computer

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Tim Brown