The Center for American Education's Certification in Transportation and Logistics (CTL) Cohort Program is jointly sponsored by the University of North Florida and the American Society of Transportation and Logistics, Inc.
This intensive six-week format, provides a cohort learning experience. Each module consists of three eight-hour days of training and an eight-hour group lab project.
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Course hours: 32 hours
The General Management Principles and Techniques module promotes a fundamental understanding of four key business areas: accounting, finance, marketing, and information systems. This module stresses the application and use of these concepts in transportation and logistics management. Within this context, the objectives for the general management module include understanding:
Textbook: Understanding Business, 9th Edition; William Nickels, James McHugh, Susan McHugh; ISBN: 978-0-07-351170-2
Course hours: 32
The Transportation Economics and Management module has three primary areas of emphasis: (1) application of demand, cost, and pricing principles to transportation; (2) the operating, service and financial characteristics of the various modes and types of transportation; and (3) managerial issues in transportation.
The objectives for the transportation economics and management module provide an understanding of:
Textbook: Transportation-A Supply Chain Perspective; 7th edition; Coyle, et al; ISBN-13: 978-0-324-78919-5
“Logistics is that part of supply chain management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services, and related information between the point of origin and point of consumption in order to meet customers’ requirements.” (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) The Logistics Management module explores the different facets of this definition and has the following
Textbook: Supply Chain Management-A Logistics Perspective; 8th Edition; John J. Coyle, et al; ISBN-13: 978-0-3243-7692-0
Course hours: 32 hours
The International Transportation and Logistics module provides the foundation required for understanding the logistics processes required in moving goods and people across international boundaries, the transportation modes used in such movement, and current logistics issues in the global environment. This module has the objectives of:
Textbook: International Logistics: The Management of International Trade Operations; 3rd Edition; David & Stewart: ISBN: 13:978-1-111-46498-1
Course hours: 32 hours
“Supply chain management is the integration of key business processes from end user through original suppliers that provides products, services, and information that add value for customers and other stakeholders.” (Global Supply Chain Forum). This CTL module explores the key processes comprising the supply chain and the strategies managers have employed to collaborate with trading partners to increase the value created and gain a competitive advantage. The specific objectives for this module include gaining an understanding of:
Textbook: Logistics & Supply Chain Management: Creating Value-Adding Networks, 3rd Edition; Martin Christopher; ISBN: 0-273-68176-1
Hours - 32
The Creative Team Project purpose is to examine real world issues in an individual’s organization and to creative a strategy, research paper or methodology to solve the “real world problem.” Under the guidance of the cohort leader or project director, individuals can submit a team project and the project must result in some significant change, process improvement or increased profitability of the company. Individuals will present their project to the groups as well as their findings, etc.
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