How do products and materials get to where they need to be? How do retail stores replenish the inventory on their shelves overnight? How do bananas from Costa Rica make it to 150 countries around the world before they spoil? How does a human heart make it to an emergency operating room in Egypt from a facility in France in four hours? This track explains in detail the different types of transportation modes (air, water, rail, pipeline) used throughout the supply and reasons for selecting certain modes. The track looks at cost drivers (dimensions, weight, speed, etc.), delivery requirements and other special requirements (refrigerated or hazardous materials) as inputs to key transportation decisions.
The Transportation Operations certification track provides the details for transporting goods. Transportation of goods often requires multiple modes of transportation. The combination of modes can vary depending on cost, values, dimensions, weights, frequencies, time-sensitive delivery requirements, and other special requirements (e.g., hazardous or refrigerated cargoes).
Key elements of this certification track include modes of transportation; transportation technology; company roles and operations within the transportation field; the impact of transportation on the overall economy; sustainability in transportation; and how the field is evolving to meet the projected needs of the future.
Numerous positions exist in each of the various modes of transportation; rail, water, air, road, and pipeline. Other key positions also exist in customs, freight forwarding, brokering, and transportation security to support the actual movement of goods.
This certification track is one of three courses that articulates to credit with St. Petersburg College:
|MAN 1500 (3 credits)
- Transportation Operations
- Warehousing Operations
- Inventory Management