Syllbaus BMGT 370 Fall 2011

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BMGT 370 – FALL 2011 INTRODUCTION TO TRANSPORTATION AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00-3:15 p.m. and 3:30-4:45 p.m. 1307 Van Munching Hall Name: Lee Gardner Office: 3346 Van Munching Phone: 202-245-0324 – You may call 24/7 Hours: To be Arranged E-mail: [email protected] COURSE MATERIALS Coyle, John J., Novack, Robert A., Gibson, Brian J., and Bardi, Edward J. Transportation: A Supply Chain Perspective , 7th ed. (Mason, OH: South-Western, 2007), ISBN 0-324-78919-X. Earlier editions of this text should be adequate for purposes of this course. COURSE PURPOSE The intent of this course is to introduce transportation as a field of managerial and governmental responsibility and to understand the features that make the transportation arena unique and, thus, worthy of advanced study. Each of the five modes of transportation, along with other forms of carriage, will be discussed. In addition, the importance of freight transportation within supply chain management will be examined. Issues related to passenger transportation will also be addressed. Throughout the course, particular attention will be paid to the significant impact that transportation has on economic development and growth. Finally, the matter of governmental regulation and deregulation will be discussed. COURSE OBJECTIVES The objectives of this course are as follows: An understanding of the importance of transportation to supply chain management and to society in general. Knowledge of the economic and operational characteristics of the various modes of transportation. An introduction to the factors that influence pricing and service decisions made by transportation carriers and selection decisions made by transportation users. An ability to comprehend and evaluate government promotional and
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regulatory transportation policy. COURSE ACTIVITIES The format of the course will be lecture and discussion. Lectures will address the general topics in the textbook but will also include material not in the text. Therefore, it is important for you to attend lecture. You are responsible for everything discussed in class.
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