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LGMT 636 : Transportation Management

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Transportation Management
Transportation plays a key role in today's global economy. The focus of this course is on understanding the technical, operational, and economic characteristics of the different freight and package transportation modes and their application in integrated physical distribution systems. This course addresses regional, national, and international passenger transportation and explores the impact of the different transportation modes, transportation intermediaries, and intermodality on small package, freight, and passenger systems. The course also addresses national and international regulatory constraints and their impact on passenger transportation and global supply chain management. Additional topics include carrier and shipper strategies; alliance management and the use of third parties; transportation metrics; transportation security; and the role of information technology in modern transportation management.

This course was developed for both users and managers of transportation resources in corporate and governmental organizations. Knowledge of the various modes of transportation is crucial to the development and operation of physical distribution systems and passenger networks. As a result, the course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges associated with developing policies and managing transportation in a changing environment including an understanding of transportation economics, managerial responsibilities, and the significant role played by transportation users, carriers, and governmental bodies in regional, national, and international transportation systems. Case studies, internet exercises, projects, a research paper, and a critical article review are used to provide students with the opportunity to apply concepts learned in the classroom to solve real transportation problems facing public and private entities in today’s complex and interdependent world.

On completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Describe the importance of transportation in the global economy and its role as a source of competitive advantage for firms and governments operating nationally and internationally.

2. Explain the essential role that transportation plays in supply chain management.

3. Discuss the historical development and effects of regulatory laws and public policy on the various modes of transportation and summarize the security issues facing the transportation industry and describe what the government and private enterprise are doing to deal with these issues.

4. Describe the unique and common characteristics of the individual transportation modes.

5. Explain the forces driving intermodal cooperation and operations.

6. Use various metrics to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of in-house or outsourced transportation operations.

7. Analyze macro and micro economic influences on transportation costing and pricing.

8. Describe the unique challenges associated with international or global transportation management.

9. Explain different shipper strategies for improving performance and describe the role of third parties in domestic and international transportation management.

10. Explain the role of technology in managing transportation networks and processes.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Constantine M. Koursaris, Ph.D. - 5/4/2015
Aman Gupta, Ph.D. - 5/4/2015
Aman Gupta, Ph.D. - 5/4/2015
Dr. Bobby McMasters - 5/4/2015
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