Introduces the fundamental concepts and operations in the Railroad Industry. Topics include introduction to the rail industry, locomotive familiarization, EMD locomotives, GE locomotives, introduction to locomotive air brake systems, introduction to the Department of Transportation, and FRA rules overview.
Degrees and Certificates
Businesses today cannot be competitive without a good transportation and logistics network. This course introduces the five basic forms of transportation and provides an understanding of the economic fundamentals underlying each mode. Students then discuss ways in which today's supply chain manager can use these transportation modes to achieve efficiencies and cost effectiveness necessary for a company to survive in today's global markets.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management today represents a great challenge as well as a tremendous opportunity for most firms. This course will view the supply chain from the point of view of a front-line supervisor. Logistics and Supply Chain Management is all about managing hand-offs in a supply chain, hand-offs of either information or product. Phrases like logistics management, supply chain management and demand chain management will be used interchangeably in order to provide an understanding on how logistical decisions impact the performance of the firm as well as the entire supply chain.