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SMT - Transportation

Date:   Sep 14, 2021 - Dec 07, 2021
Time:   6:00 PM (PDT)
Location:   Douglas College
700 Royal Ave
New Westminster, BC

Instructor: Tom Rattray


The goal of this course is to have participants appreciate how to use transportation to gain maximum value and competitive advantage in their Supply Chain Management activities. Upon completion of this course, they will be better able to work with or potentially within the Transportation function.

The first three sessions will focus on setting the context for the rest of the course and introduce basic terminology. The following eight sessions will focus on covering the key concepts and tools of the transportation function. The final phase of the course will focus on covering how the transportation activities and processes are executed in a practical environment.

This course will focus on the movement of goods. It will touch upon many other aspects of supply chain management as transportation is the connection between partners in any channel of distribution. Students will be introduced to the connection of transportation to the various roles played in international trade, including various methods of payment such as letters of credit, customs clearance and the payment of import tariffs.

Transportation of people [passenger services] will occasionally be used as an analogy, but the course will not talk about passenger services or passenger rates.

Course Goals:

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to do the following:

  1. Describe how transportation contributes to a well-managed supply chain.
  2. Describe the key attributes of road, rail, ocean, air, pipeline, and intermodal transportation.
  3. Demonstrate the basics of load and route planning.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of weight and volume calculations as it impacts cargo rate calculations.
  5. Describe key aspects of special and dangerous goods transportation.
  6. Describe the attributes of proper cargo insurance.
  7. Describe the impact of cargo security especially on cross-border freight.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of how Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and Incoterms 2010 impact and define the transportation department’s responsibilities.

Registration will be facilitated through Douglas College:

CRN: 202131-31068          $595.00 

Please click below link to order your Textbook:

SMT - Transportation

Transportation – A Global Supply Chain Perspective – 8th Edition – ISBN13: 978-1-133-59296-9

by   Coyle, Novack, Gibson, Bardi    

Textbook required for this course is available from the Douglas College Bookstore (NW Campus). For Bookstore hours please call 604-527-5015 or visit our Bookstore

NOTE: The student is responsible for the purchase of the required textbooks prior to the first day of class.