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Supply Chain Fundamentals: Transportation Operations, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #34 (WUR) Online
This Supply Chain Fundamentals: Transportation Operations course from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) prepares students in the basics of transportation operations and the role of transportation within an organization’s overall supply chain.


This Supply Chain Fundamentals: Transportation Operations course is offered by Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

Who Should Attend
  • Receiving, Shipping, Putaway, Picking, and Packing Clerks, Operators, Analysts, Supervisors, and Managers
  • Customer Service, Order Management, Warehouse, Terminal, Crossdock, and Distribution Center administrators, clerks, analysts, supervisors, and managers.
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Managers, Analysts, Consultants, Supervisors, Technologists Planners and Engineers
  • Business and Systems Analysts
  • Supply Chain Education and Human Resource Management personnel
  • Inventory Planners
  • Distribution and Warehouse Operations Managers, Supervisors, Planners, Consultants, and Analysts
  • Order Management Supervisors, Managers, Analysts
  • Demand Planners, Supply Planners, Forecast Analysts, Forecasting Managers
  • Service Operations supervisors, Service Operations Managers
  • Inventory Managers, Inventory Clerks, Inventory Analysts
  • Transportation Planners, Transportation Clerks, Transportation Analysts, Transportation Managers
How You Will Benefit
  • Understand the business of transportation and logistics and the economic impact of transportation
  • Describe the unique features, advantages, and disadvantages of the various modes of transport.
  • Describe the cost and pricing considerations of LTL, Truckload, Rail, Air and Ocean transport
  • Understand the role of private fleets, 3PL’s, freight forwarders, and brokers.
  • Describe the role of technology in transportation operations.
  • Understand the basics of legal considerations in transportation.
  • Understand the basics of international transportation considerations.
  • Describe the roles, functions, and metrics associated with transportation.
  • Gain an appreciation of evolving innovations in transportation.
  • Demonstrate metrics used to measure transportation service quality and efficiency.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

  • Learning Block 1: Business and Economy
  • Learning Block 2: Transportation Modes
  • Learning Block 3: Transportation Economics
  • Learning Block 4: Transportation Service Markets
  • Learning Block 5: Transportation Technology
  • Learning Block 6: Transportation Regulations
  • Learning Block 7: Transportation and Global Supply Chains
  • Learning Block 8: Risk Management and Security in Transportation
  • Learning Block 9: Sustainability Issues in Transportation
  • Learning Block 10: Transportation Sourcing and Management
  • Learning Block 11: The Future of Transportation

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Computer with speakers to access online content
Important Course Information

This is a self-paced online course. Students may register any time before the published registration deadline and will have access to the course through the published "Access Ends" date.

Follow the instructions below to register, then activate your online course account and login to the online course location (HELIX):
  1. Click the "Register" button below to register for the section you wish to attend and complete your online registration
  2. You will receive an email message with a link to activate your Georgia Tech account
  3. Be sure to take note of your username displayed during account activation
  4. Click to access your online course in HELIX with your username and the password created during account activation

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    350 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    350 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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