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GSCM 604. Logistics of International Trade. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides basic preparation in transportation economics and management as well as international transport and logistics. This course provides basic knowledge of import and export requirements for making contracts, payments, insurance, managing risk, arranging transportation, dealing with customs, and international trade law and theory. The course is taught in two modules: International Transport and Logistics, and Logistics Analysis. Attention is given to how transportation pricing and tradeoffs work, shipper and carrier strategies, and logistics processes for moving goods and people internationally. Students will quantitatively develop and assess strategies for transportation and network planning, inventory decision making, facility location planning, and vehicle routing. The course objectives are based on a partial list of the exam requirements for the Certification in Transportation and Logistics (CTL) professional credential offered by America's oldest logistics profession organization, The American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L).
Prerequisites: MBA526.