Transportation and Network Design

Course Code: SCM 4010

Academic Year: 2023-2024

Transportation represents the single largest logistics cost in many organizations. As firms engage in global supply chain, organizations will optimize the number of plants and distribution centres, thereby increasing the need for efficient and effective transportation systems and networks. The role that transportation plays in the economy will be explored and evaluated by students, using case studies and quantitative techniques. Economic and service characteristics of the basic modes and inter-modals of transportation options will be reviewed, and students will perform the carrier selection process. Students will analyze travel distances and travel times, collection and distribution problems and vehicle-routing options. They will also compare and contrast the issues of site selection, for the location of facilities, for emergency and nonemergency services, such as fire houses and transportation terminals.