Transportation Systems Online Course & Certificate

20 contact hours
Used For:
2 Continuing Education Units
Course and Certificate:

This course will introduce students to the role that transportation systems play in creating a competitive advantage for a global supply chain. The course will emphasize the operation, design, and analysis of effective transportation systems. 


After completing Transportation Systems students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • The role that transportation plays in a global supply chain.
  • The major transportation modes.
  • Inbound versus Outbound
  • Domestic versus International
  • Modal control (Rail, TL, LTL, Parcel, Air, etc.)
  • Transportation and distribution operations and associated documentation.
  • Global freight flows and international trade regulations.
  • Methods to develop optimal transportation strategies for supply chain partners.
  • Methods to critically analyze and mitigate the risks associated with a transportation strategy. 


This course is designed for professional currently employed or seeking employment in transportation and logistics. No previous coursework or experience required.

 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam for each course. 

  1. Overview of Transportation
  2. Transportation Modes
  3. Transportation decisions (mode selection, fleet size)
  4. Motor Carriers (TL, LTL, Parcel) & Railroads
  5. Airlines, Water Carriers,  & Pipelines
  6. International Transportation
  7. Transportation Policy
  8. Transportation Costing & Pricing
  9. Transportation Risk Management
  10. Delivery Transport Decisions
  11. Information Technologies
  12. Network Modeling


 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System.