Transportation costs and inventory considerations are significant drivers of total logistics and supply chain management costs. This course expands on the earlier Principles of Supply Chain Management course, providing detailed concepts and applications for freight transportation considerations in supply chains. This will include modal comparisons and contrasts of operational, financial, marketing, and information technology tools/software available in the freight and supply chain industries. Collaboration and competition between and among the modes will be explored to understand specific tactics to improve modal and supply chain efficiencies and competitive alternatives in both the global and domestic markets. Additionally, current trends in freight transportation and supply chain management across the globe will be studied and discussed to consider strategies and tactics to shape, manage, and respond to those trends.
After completing the course, students will be able to:
Understand the European Transportation Policies
Able to calculate all the costs related to the transportation operations
Manage the domestic and global transportation processes based on cases studies
Understand and work with the transportation documents
Calculate the CO2 emissions and define the risks in transport.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
--The Basics of logistics is a prerequisite to this course.
This course may require a visits to ports in Finland and overseas to complete the best learning outcomes
The EU Transportation white and green papers
The Transportaion systems: Roal, Sea, rail, air and intermodal
Freight forwarders operations
Risks and safety in transportation operations
Sustainability in transport.
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07.01.2020 - 21.02.2020
09.12.2019 - 10.01.2020
Unit, in charge
Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business