Supply Chain Management
Developing Today's Workforce
Chicagoland is home to the nation's foremost concentration of warehousing and distribution centers.
Cited as a hot career — employment prospects are excellent with continued growth. Demand is high for personnel.
Good salaries and advancement opportunities.
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Ever wonder how the products you need are where you can get your hands on them when you need them?
How did those books get on that shelf by the sale date? Where are the snow blowers stored while we wait for winter?
When does the patio furniture get shipped in time for summer sales?
It's all in the magic of supply chain management. Supply Chain Management is the process of planning,
implementing and controlling the transportation, distribution and logistics of goods to efficiently meet customer requirements.
This six-course, 17-credit hour program can be completed in one semester. Classes include:
- TDL-101 Transportation and Logistics Overview
Prerequisite: IMS-101 or IMS-115 or consent of instructor. Helps the
learner understand the terminology and major functional areas of
transportation, distribution, logistics. The student will be
able to describe in detail the various modes of transportation
and types of carriers, speak with authority on the basics of
distribution operations, and be familiar with the role, impact
and value of logistics operations on supply chain management. In
addition, students will be able to determine their level of
interest in the TDL industry in order to investigate careers in
the industry and produce personal educational/career development
portfolios to assist them in their search for a career in the
industry. (3 credit hours)
- TDL-102 Job Skills for Competitive Advantage
Focuses on developing basic professional skills to maximize productivity in the workplace and help individuals increase
their competitive edge. Emphasis is placed on the ability of a student to be prepared for the challenges of everyday situations
in the workplace. Major topics include work ethic, responsibility and accountability, business etiquette,
effective communication, teamwork, problem solving, diversity in the workplace, stress management, and life balance.
(3 credit hours)
- TDL-103 Transportation
Studies the fundamental roles and importance of transportation in companies and the society.
The course evaluates the complex environment in which transportation services are provided and explores strategies for
adapting to a fast-paced and rapidly changing industry. Specific topics include overview of transportation, supply chain,
the economy, traditional modes of transportation, special carriers, global transportation, economic operating characteristics
of each mode, costing, pricing, carrier strategy and information management.
(3 credit hours)
- TDL-104 Introduction to Import/Export
Focuses on the major factors of importing and exporting goods and services on a global scale.
It includes an understanding of current terminology, regulations, analysis of and opportunities in international markets,
basic principles of international financing, exchange rates, and other elements associated with the transportation and
distribution operations to facilitate global trade.
(3 credit hours)
- TDL-105 Principles of Operations Management
Provides a detailed study of operations management, emphasizing the
achievement of the highest levels of service and product quality
while keeping cost as low as possible. This course provides
detailed operations management study. The major areas covered
included integrated product development, integrated supply chain
management, process and capacity planning and control, inventory
planning, forecasting, just-in-time philosophy, push vs. pull
program, total quality management, and enterprise resource
planning. (3 credit hours)
- TDL-106 Cargo Security
Examines relevant facets of maritime, land, pipeline, and air transportation security related systems and associated issues. It covers applicable legislation and the agencies tasked to oversee each mode of transportation.
It also describes how to implement an appropriate program to enhance the security of a particular mode of transportation.
(2 credit hours)
For more information, contact CCCE at (708) 974-5735 or