Class Descriptions

LOG-110 -- Introduction to Logistics

This course provides an overview of logistics. Topics include traffic management, warehousing, inventory control, material handling, global logistics, and the movement and storage of goods from raw materials sources to end consumers. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the different segments of logistics and use the terminology of the industry.

LOG-120 -- Global Logistics

This course examines logistics operations, processes, and modes of transportation in an interdependent world economy. Emphasis is placed on freight forwarding operations, analyzing and selecting transportation modes, and processing of import/export documentation. Upon completion, students should be able to arrange and coordinate the transportation of products globally.

LOG-125 -- Transportation Logistics

This course covers the role and importance of the transportation industry. This is an overview of transportation emphasizing its environmental and sociological aspects, economic impact, services, regulatory guidelines, policies, and its future. Upon completion, students should be able to identify modes of transportation, interpret governing regulations, and describe the principles and terminology used in the transportation industry.

LOG-210 -- Fleet Management

This course covers the management of transportation, fleet operations, and safety. Emphasis is placed on DOT safety regulations in the hiring, training, and supervision of drivers in transportation. Upon completion, students should be able to write a safety program for drivers involved in interstate commerce following DOT regulations.

LOG-211 -- Distribution Management

This course covers the functions, techniques, and tools utilized in warehousing and distribution centers and their role in business and logistics. Emphasis is placed on warehouse and distribution center management, operations, productivity, software systems, picking, automation, cross docking, safety, security, material handling, benchmarking, and cost. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the role of warehouses and distribution centers, apply industry principles and terminology, and understand distribution productivity measures.

LOG-215 -- Supply Chain Management

This course covers all activities involved in the flow of products and information between the suppliers, customers, producers, and service providers. Topics include acquiring, purchasing, manufacturing, assembling, and distributing goods and services throughout the supply chain organizations. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the supply chain units and describe the materials management processes.

LOG-220 -- Logistics Management

This course covers the management of the movement and storage of goods and analysis of total costs involved. Emphasis is placed on the monitoring of inventory using automated systems, managing the storage function, warehousing, and distribution. Upon completion, students should be able to describe warehousing and facility layouts, identify material handling methods, and apply inventory control procedures.

LOG-225 -- Logistics Systems

This course covers the design, implementation, and application of logistics software systems utilized by businesses to improve accountability, and capabilities of their logistics processes. Emphasis is placed on an in-depth understanding of logistical software applications, optimization models, automated data collection, electronic data interchange, and other logistics software tools. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the various logistics software applications and explain how they are utilized to improve business and logistics processes.

LOG-230 -- Transportation Management

This course covers the function of shippers and carriers in the transportation industry. Emphasis is placed on negotiating price and service requirements in the movement of goods, identifying areas of carrier liability, and the methods for processing claims. Upon completion, students should be able to compare common carriers and company operated transportation for service and cost, interpret pricing structures, and determine carrier liability.

LOG-235 -- Import/Export Management

This course introduces the elements of import and export operations, from transportation to documentation, finance, and security and the effects on the global supply chain. Emphasis is placed on existing import/export regulations, customs documentation, intermodal transportation, foreign freight forwarders, global technology, and homeland security initiatives. Upon completion, students should be able to perform import/export operations, channels of distribution, implemented technologies, and associate with operating a secure supply chain.

LOG-240 -- Purchasing Logistics

This course introduces the various aspects of purchasing, and their impact on materials management, supply chain, transportation, and global logistics processes. Emphasis is placed on the different methods of electronic sourcing, negotiating and pricing principles, and on the internal and external considerations associated with international logistics. Upon completion, students should be able to describe and apply the principles and terminology used in procurement including electronic data interchange services, purchasing and logistics systems.

LOG-245 -- Logistics Security

This course covers the role and importance of securing the domestic and global transportation and supply chain networks. Emphasis is placed on Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Agency and how they affect businesses, logistics and transportation processes. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles and terminologies used in securing the logistics and transportation networks and identify potential threats.

LOG-250 -- Advanced Global Logistics

This course covers the advanced application of global operations and logistics strategies, planning, technology, risk, and management necessary to cope with the global business environment. Emphasis is placed on an in-depth understanding of global sourcing, shipping, tracking, and e-logistics systems necessary to operate inbound/outbound logistics in a global market. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the different global markets and logistics technology available to process international inbound/outbound logistics transactions.