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Transportation Program
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)

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