3 Units
Prerequisite:    None

Catalog Description:

The class provides an overview of the alternative modes, systems, rates, services, and regulations in global transportation. Transportation systems and providers will be examined including ocean, air, and surface carriers, as well as intermodal and special carriers.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
1    Define the role of transportation in logistics and customer service.
2    Explain the interrelationship of transportation and the economy.
3    Distinguish the impact of transportation on environment.
4    Describe social and political aspects of transportation..
5    Explain the nature of transportation regulation including laws, courts and various agencies.
6    Describe government transportation policy and its effect on the various modes.
7    Compare operation and service characteristics in Motor Vehicles, Railroads, Air Transportation, and Water Carriers.

Course Content:

6%    Transportation, the Supply Chain, and the Economy
6    Transportation Regulation and Public Policy
6    Motor Carriers
6    Railroads
6    Air Carriers
7    Domestic Water Carriers and Pipelines
7    Intermodal and Special Carriers
7    Global Transportation
7    Costing and Pricing in Transportation
6    Carrier Strategy
5    Information Management and Technology
5    Transportation Management--Shipper Strategy
5    Transportation Management--Shipper Process
6    Transportation in the Future
7    Introduction to Geographical Information System—GIS in Transportation
6    Transportation Management and applications to the environment, e.g. green manufacturing.

Student Learning Outcome(s):
1.    Solve a problem in transportation management, such as identifying an appropriate transportation solution for a customer. 
Assessed by Project
2.    Identify and evaluate transportation providers in a selected geographic area.
Assessed by Assignments and Project