Professional Education Course

Transportation and Distribution Planning

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Course Title: Transportation and Distribution Planning
Program ID: LOG 3120P Subject: Supply Chain Management


Registration DeadlineSection DatesFormat & LocationCEUsFeeStatus
May 05, 2015 (Tue)May 05, 2015 (Tue) - May 07, 2015 (Thu)Atlanta (Georgia Tech Global Learning Center) (this is an onsite course)2.10$3,750OPEN

Meeting Times
On the first day, check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.

  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (8:30 AM-5:30 PM)
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015 (8:30 AM-5:30 PM)
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015 (8:30 AM-4:30 PM)

Alternate Rates

  • $3375 -- SCL Alumni and members of: APICS, AST&L, CSCMP, GT Alumni, GT EMIL, GT MSSCE, GTMI, INFORMS, Military (Active and Retired), NLDC, Supply Chain Leadership Council, WERC
  • $3050 -- Certificate Rate (Must sign up for all certificate courses at same time)



Course Description

Effective planning of transportation and distribution networks has become more complex. This is driven by increasing customer requirements, expansion of global sourcing, security and regulatory requirements, volatile fuel costs, etc. This course is focused on understanding the strategic and tactical principles, practices, and tools required to address the cost, service, capacity, and carbon emissions tradeoffs in domestic and international transportation.

Who Should Attend

  • Executives and managers who want to learn about designing and operating best-in-class transportation and distribution for their supply chains
  • Operations managers of traffic, transportation, and/or warehousing
  • Supply chain engineers and analysts
  • Industrial engineers and systems analysts
  • Supply chain and logistics consultants
  • Transportation managers and engineers

How You Will Benefit

  • Develop transportation and distribution strategies to support business strategies
  • Understand basic transportation physics throughout the supply chain
  • Optimize last mile and long haul transportation planning
  • Design supply chain networks to optimize transportation costs and service
  • Determine how to optimize routes and schedules
  • Better manage total transportation spending
  • Analyze tradeoffs between various logistics costs, customer service levels and carbon emissions
  • Determine how to measure and improve transportation performance
  • Understand how transportation carriers plan their operations and how this can impact shippers

Note: this course includes a field visit to the national training and planning center of a rail carrier.

What Is Covered

  • Transportation and distribution fundamentals
  • Delivery costs and strategies
  • Levels of planning transportation and distribution technology
  • Long haul and international transportation
  • Reducing transportation cost
  • Carrier planning and management and impacts on shippers
  • Rail tour and lecture at national planning and training center
  • Supply chain design strategy and technology
  • Network design fundamentals
  • Transportation and distribution trends and innovation
  • Modeling carbon missions

Course Materials


  • Students should each bring a laptop

Course Administrator

Tim Brown

Certificate Information

This course is: