Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Intermodal Transportation

Transportation companies, industrial firms and government agencies are all looking for the qualified graduate with training in the field of logistics. The major in logistics and intermodal transportation prepares the student for this career choice by providing general knowledge of the field of business and supporting course work in the areas of logistics, transportation and supply chain management. The coursework emphasizes international trade; internships are available and strongly recommended for qualified students.

LOGT   3231   Principles of Transportation

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the principles of transportation with emphasis on transportation modal and intermodal operations (rail, highway, air, water, and pipeline transportation) and transportation management. Consideration is given to the economic, social, political and international aspects of the transportation industry. The role of logistics information technology in modern global transportation systems is introduced via topics including electronic data interchange, global positioning systems, and intelligent transportation systems.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in BUSA   3131.

LOGT   3232   Logistics and Supply Chain Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to and study of the fundamentals of logistics and supply chain management. Course coverage includes the flow of raw materials, work-in-process, and finished goods through the supply chain. Particular emphasis is given to the design of channels of distribution, management of inventory, evaluation of transportation alternatives, information flow, facility location, outsourcing and third-party relationships, and the rapidly expanding field of logistics information technology.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in BUSA   3131 or STAT   2231.

LOGT   4030   Special Topics in Logistics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A customized course that allows students to pursue further study in a specific logistics topic at the frontier of an area of research or a contemporary topic related to current real-world events.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in LOGT   3231 and LOGT   3232.

LOGT   4231   Logistics and Intermodal Transportation Operations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the design and management of supply chain operations in selected logistics settings. Particular emphasis is placed upon the areas of traffic management, carrier operations, carrier selection and contract negotiation, and warehousing. Each area is analyzed in terms of organizational differences, operational processes, variations in information needs, and performance control mechanisms.

Prerequisite(s): LOGT   3232.

LOGT   4232   International Logistics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the many differences between domestic and international supply chain management activities and functions. Considerable emphasis is placed upon the importance of ocean shipping and air transportation and their impact on international trade and global trade patterns. Other topics covered include INCOTERMS (international commercial terms), the use of EDI (electronic data interchange) in international transactions, the management of ocean carriers, the import/export process, the role of international agents and forwarders, and international sourcing decisions.

Prerequisite(s): LOGT   3231.

LOGT   4233   Logistics Executive in Residence

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A capstone, integrative, case course in logistics and transportation strategy. Students participate in an Executive in Residence program that provides interaction with top-level logistics and transportation executives.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in LOGT   4231 or LOGT   4232.

LOGT   4234   Analytical Tools in Logistics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is an examination of the principle analytical tools and methods used in logistics and transportation, including the application of analytical tools to strategic, tactical, and operational supply chain problems. Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to understand the fundamentals of the field and to stretch this understanding to comprehend the intricate processes needed by logistical and transportation managers.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in LOGT   3231 and LOGT   3232.

Corequisite(s): LOGT   4231.

LOGT   4263   Seminar in Intermodal Distribution

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course requires knowledge of a wide range of logistics terms and concepts. Students are required to read extensively from the current literature in the field and to demonstrate proficiency in sourcing intermodal information via electronic media. A major research project is an intergral part of the course, involving the analysis of organizations and/or topics directly related to intermodal distribution.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: LOGT   3231 and LOGT   3232 and LOGT   4231 or LOGT   4232.

LOGT   4790   Internship in Logistics

3-6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A supervised work-study program in selected logistics and intermodal transportation companies. Students will be permitted to undertake internships only after review of of academic qualifications and with firms per-approval by the faculty.

Prerequisite(s): LOGT   3231 or LOGT   3232.

LOGT   4830   Special Problems in Logistics

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A senior level course that allows LOGT majors to pursue an intensive study of a specific topic or emerging area of transportation and logistics to be developed by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): LOGT   3231 and LOGT   3232.

LOGT   4890   Directed Study in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Independent study and research in selected areas of Logistics and Intermodal Transportation under supervision of a member of the LOGT faculty.

Chair(s): GERARD BURKE

Professor(s): GERARD BURKE, MARK DAVID HANNA, STEVEN E. MOSS, JACOB V. SIMONS

Associate Professor(s): JUN LIU, ALAN W. MACKELPRANG, XINFANG WANG

Assistant Professor(s): KWABENA BOAKYE, CHUNG-YEAN CHIANG, SCOTT C. ELLIS, CHRISTIAN L. ROSSETTI, ARDA YENIPAZARLI

Senior Lecturer(s): JANET MOSS

Limited-Term Assistant Professor(s): PATRICK JEFFERS

Limited-Term Instructor(s): HADIYE CELEBI, AMIE L. ELLIS