TLMT200 Retail Shipping and Receiving (3 semester hours)

This course introduces the student to retail Supply Chain and Logistics Management with a focus on the shipping and receiving functions to include its nature, scope, and processes. An examination of shipping and receiving functions and the interrelationships among these components of an operational supply chain and related logistics of large retail businesses is provided. Students receive an overview of the role and importance of shipping and receiving within the retail industry with an emphasis on effective management. The contemporary environment of retail shipping and receiving functions are addressed as well as management perspectives, inventory management, and the impacts of technology on providers and users, both domestically and globally. Ultimately, this course is for those seeking retail opportunities in management, supervisory, and/or entry-level positions as well as those transitioning into the retail industry.

TLMT201 Retail Transportation (3 semester hours)

Students in this course are introduced to the area of transportation within the logistics field to include its nature, scope, and processes. An examination of the management functions and the interrelationships among the components of operational logistics is provided. Students receive a familiarization of transportation functions within the retail industry. The various aspects of transportation are addressed within the retail supply chain to include modes of transportation, international logistics, import/export, regulations, customer management (selection and negotiating), warehousing and inventory management, and technology. A practitioner approach is used to explore and examine processes, strategies, best practices, issues and trends in retail transportation. This course is for those seeking retail opportunities in transportation management and supervisory opportunities.

TLMT311 Introduction to Transportation Management (3 semester hours)

This course is an overview of the transportation sector, including providers, users and government agencies. It examines contemporary public policy issues, such as deregulation, along with managerial strategies in transportation.

TLMT312 Transportation Economics (3 semester hours)

This course focuses on the micro and macro economic issues associated with international, national, and local transport, logistics, and other issues in the transportation industry. Topics include the economic aspects of rail, water, air, ground, and other transport modes; inventory, and supply.

TLMT313 Supply Chain Management (3 semester hours)

This course is a study of supply chain management from the consumer back to raw materials. The entire process is studied from the standpoint of the leading theory and practice of cutting-edge organizations.

TLMT318 Hazardous Materials Transportation (3 semester hours)

This course is a study of the packaging, transportation, and delivery of hazardous materials. Course topics include container, vehicular, storage, mode, onload/offload, and other considerations associated with hazardous materials transportation.

TLMT331 Fundamentals of Intermodal Transportation (3 semester hours)

This course examines the United States and worldwide commercial freight transportation systems, with an emphasis on international intermodal surface transportation. Modal/intermodal economic and operating characteristics will be surveyed, along with cost, pricing, and regulation of transportation services. In addition, students will be introduced to electronic data interchange (EDI) in commercial transportation and the use of computer software applications in transportation management—all with the goal of providing students with an in-depth understanding of the principles of intermodal transportation systems, a grasp of transportation terminology, and the interrelationship between the Defense Transportation System (DTS) and the global commercial transportation infrastructure.

TLMT341 Logistics Management (3 semester hours)

This course studies the logistics functions of business involved in the movement and storage of supplies, work-in-progress, and finished goods. It examines the trade-offs between cost and service and the purchase and supply of raw materials; the warehousing and control of inventory; industrial packaging; materials handling within warehouses; and the distribution of finished goods to customers required to minimize costs, maximize profits or increase customer service levels. STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO COMPLETE TLMT311 PRIOR TO TAKING THIS COURSE.

TLMT342 International Logistics Management (3 semester hours)

This course addresses the design and operation of international logistics systems. Topics include export-import issues, multi-national sourcing and distribution strategies, channel management, and comparative transportation systems and policies.

TLMT351 Packaging (3 semester hours)

This course examines the role of packaging marking and labeling as part of the physical distribution process. It examines inner, outer, and intermediate packing, packaging media, dunnage, lading and ISO & non-ISO containers. Topics include: packaging as containment; packaging as a physical barrier, packaging as an impediment to in-transit visibility and handling; packaging as a carrier of arachnids, nematodes and plant and animal life; and contaminated packaging incompatibilities.

TLMT352 Distribution Systems (3 semester hours)

This course addresses the principles and practices of transportation and its role in the distribution process. Topics include the physical transportation system of the United States and its performance; carrier responsibilities and services; economic and legal bases of rates, freight classification and tariffs; public policy regarding regulation; and transportation issues and problems.

TLMT353 Logistics Management and Operations (3 semester hours)

An overview of the general area of logistics, its nature, scope, and process. It is a critical examination of logistics management functions and the interrelationships among strategic support and operational logistics.

TLMT381 Hazardous Materials Management (3 semester hours)

This course will cover the requirements and regulations associated with packaging, handling, storage, transport, and incident response at the operational level for all forms of Hazardous Material. The emphasis will be on the federal regulations and their often-competing goals and contradictory provisions.

TLMT405 Best Practices in Reverse Logistics (3 semester hours)

This course provides students with a systems-centric view to explore what is seen as today’s best practices in reverse logistics applications in manufacturing, retail and in the military. It includes the nature, scope, practices, procedures and processes of reverse logistics as compared to forward logistics. A practitioner approach is used to explore and examine the management functions and the interrelationships among the components of reverse operational logistics are provided. This course is intended for students and professionals working in logistics, retail business management, general management, transportation management, supply chain management, and corporate and military decision makers.

TLMT411 Air Transportation (3 semester hours)

This course covers the history, management and future trends in air transportation. It covers the four principal segments of air transportation: major carriers, regional carriers, all-cargo carriers and general aviation. In each segment, the issues of aircraft design, market share, finance, insurance and operations are discussed. The course analyzes the development and application of national and international regulations that impact air transportation. Topics include: cost structure, air fares, flight crews and safety, environmental impacts of aircraft and airports, operating and service characteristics, technological advances, world competition and intermodal operations.

TLMT415 Airport Operations (3 semester hours)

This course is a study of managerial and leadership issues associated with airport operations, to include human resource, union, commercial, legal, security, air and air support operations, and other issues.

TLMT416 Air Cargo Operations and Security (3 semester hours)

This course provides students with an understanding of air cargo theft and proper control for safety and security of people, the cargo and the environment. This remains the focal point of cargo security management despite the justifiably increased concern for disruptions due to natural catastrophes, accidents and global terrorism. Topics include introduction to cargo security, benchmarking against best practices in the industry and conduct of an effective cargo theft investigation. With what are the learning outcomes? At the completion of this course the student will be able to: Assess transportation as a conveyance and evaluate the impact of transportation disruptions on the supply chain, understanding of the role of airport management operations focused on air cargo movement and control through an airport system.

TLMT441 Advanced Business Logistics (3 semester hours)

Business Logistics is the set of activities involved in the flow of materials and products through an organization and through the supply chain to the market. This course examines and applies management tools and principles to these supply and distribution problems. Emphasis is first placed on developing a broad overview of the logistics field: what are its principle activities, decisions and how these activities produce value by supplying customer service through order fulfillment. Interfunctional coordination is reviewed by examining how logistics is coordinated or integrated with marketing and corporate strategy. Next, a thorough grounding in concepts, alternatives and tools for the primary activities of logistics: inventory, transportation, warehousing and order processing are presented. This provides the basis for examining issues in logistics system design, including stocklocation, sourcing, number and location of facilities and flow management. The organizational design of the logistics system across the internal supply chain is examined if time permits.

TLMT442 International Trade and Regulations (3 semester hours)

This course is a study of international trade, to include the theories and practice of international trade and their economic outcomes from both global and local vantages. Topics of the course include free and restrictive trade theories, free trade agreements, general and specialized tariffs, and trade as an arm of foreign and/or domestic policy.

TLMT498 Senior Seminar in Transportation and Logistics (3 semester hours)

This senior capstone course allows students majoring in transportation and logistics to analyze specific program related issues and problems using the knowledge and understanding gained by completing the required courses in the program and a significant number of the major courses. (Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 105 hours towards your program)