Principles of Transportation and Logistics
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This course examines the influence of transportation on decisions made by firms, both from the standpoint of users of transportation (shippers) and carrier management. It focuses on processes that add value through the production and delivery of service and products in the supply chain, and the tools needed to manage these processes effectively. Topics include: transportation modes and deregulation, buying transportation services, logistics information systems, inventory concepts, inventory management, safety stock and inventory systems, inbound logistics and packaging, warehouse operations and stores, Just-In-Time systems, supply chain management and strategic logistics.