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Transportation and Logistics Management (TRSP)


300 Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3) Introduction to concepts, functions, processes and objectives of logistics and supply chain management activities including procurement, manufacturing and logistics. Covers planning, organizing and controlling of such activities, and examines the role of supply chain processes in creating competitive advantage with respect to quality, flexibility, lead-time, and cost. Provides an analysis of logistics and transportation services. Topics include customer service, inventory concepts and management, transportation, warehousing, purchasing, supply chain management, global logistics, and logistics strategies. Prerequisites: * S07, S08.


305 Air Transportation (3) Examines the history and future trends of general aviation and air transportation. Studies commercial airline operations and general aviation, and also examines airport management. In commercial airline operations, discusses the issues of marketing, finance, insurance and operations. National and international regulations that impact air transportation are covered. Sample topics include: cost structure, airline yield management, flight crews and safety regulations, environmental impacts of the aviation system, operating and service characteristics such as capacity planning, technological advances especially in the area of information technology, world competition and intermodal operations. Prerequisites: * S07, S08.


315 Land Transportation (3) The three basic surface transportation modes of rail, highway systems and pipelines. Provides a comprehensive knowledge base of the three major segments of each mode: management, marketing and operations, including the various types of freight and passenger services, both public and private, and the intermodal services. Historical, current and future trends of the North American surface transportation are covered, including the expanding intermodal needs and system approaches in both freight and passenger services, and the crucial connection with the origin of raw materials to destination manufacturing and ultimately to the consumer. Prerequisites: * F06, F07.


325 Marine Transportation (3) History, management and future trends in marine transportation. Covers the three principal segments of marine shipping: Inland, Great Lakes and Ocean. In each segment the issues of vessel design, market share, finance, insurance and operations are discussed. Analyzes development and application of national and international regulations that impact marine transportation. Topics include: shipping conferences, freight rates, vessel crewing and safety, environmental impacts of ships, fleet management, technological advances, port and flag state control, trade routes and intermodal operations. Prerequisites: * S07, S08.


400 Transportation Internship (2-7) Opportunity for students to earn academic credit by extending classroom learning to a business setting in the transportation and logistics field. Students obtain the cooperation of an employer and prepare a learning contract. Prerequisites: *; TRSP 300, consent of cooperating instructor and department chair. Pass-Fail only. F06, S07, F07, S08.


401 Advanced Business Logistics (3) Advanced logistics theory and concepts as applied in the modern business environment. Provides an understanding of the major functions of logistics management. Exposes students to the tools and techniques employed in the analysis of logistics systems. Emphasis on system optimization for the purpose of achieving customer satisfaction. Prerequisites: *; TRSP 300. F06.


402 Urban Planning and Transportation Systems (3) Comparative examinations of planning theories and practices that shaped the geography of 19th and 20th century urban and suburban areas. Introurban and interurban influences of transportation systems on land use and planning will be explored. Stresses the ways in which planners and planning ideologies have responded to different social, economic, political and technological (transportation and communication) innovations and pressures. Includes an examination of 21st century problems, pressures and solutions to urban and transportation needs. Prerequisite: GEOG 302 or consent of instructor. Cross-listed as GEOG 402. Students enrolling in TRSP 402 see advisor for additional prerequisites. S07.


405 Port and Terminal Management (3) Management principles applied to the specific problems and environments of ports and terminals. The distinct problems posed by the nature of the cargo will be the focal point. Whether a port or terminal is geared to handle bulk (dry or liquid), general cargo (break-bulk), or containers determines its land use, equipment, waterfront procedures, dredging needs, and rate setting. These in turn, affect the competitive position of the facility. Compounding the problems are the many stakeholders: federal, state and local governments; shippers; carriers; and labor. These aspects will be covered and the practical aspect of major ports, terminals, and warehouses will be pursued through individual case studies. Prerequisites: * F06, F07.


430 International and Intermodal Transportation (3) The course, focusing on international aspects, highlights the problems of interaction with transport systems in other countries. Examines multi-national logistics strategy, export/import process, international sea, surface and air operations, and comparative transportation systems. Extensive discussion of the role of public policy in shaping global transportation networks. A key objective is to learn how decisions affecting transportation play a role in production and distribution efficiency. Prerequisites: * Non-DBE majors: junior-level status (obtain override form from DBE-authorized representative, Erlanson Hall, Room 301). S07, S08.


* ACCT 200, 201; BUS 270; CIS 108; ECON 250, 251; MATH 151; ENGL 101, 102; COMM 110; all but 12 credits of remaining General Education requirements.