This course demonstrates the 21st century importance of strategic transportation and logistics planning in contributing to corporate profits, customer service enhancements leading to higher sales and a marketing weapon to gain sustainable competitive advantage. The importance of moving information becomes equal to the movement of goods. Managerial perspectives are offered on aligning corporate planning, technology, financial controls and logistics performance measurement. We will also gain an overview on the interaction among stakeholders in the public and private sectors in aligning public policy with global uncertainties.
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning outcomes objectives, the Master of Arts in Transportation and Logistics Management also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. Graduates in this degree program will be able to do the following:
Apply economic principles to evaluate the performance of a transportation system.
Analyze the history, pattern, and impact of laws and regulation on the various modes of transportation in the United States.
Evaluate the importance of transportation at the organizational and national levels.
Examine global transportation issues, to include systems, documentation, providers, and challenges in international transportation.
Contrast and compare buyer/seller relationships, third-‐party relationships, negotiations, bidding, contracts and the challenges of relationship management in transportation.
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