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Learn the advantages and limitations of the four modes of transportation: road, rail, air and water, as well as inter-modal transportation.

*Requirement of the Supply Chain Management Training

Introduction & Background:

Learn about different transportation options as a way to gain maximum value and have a competitive edge.

The first three sessions introduce terminology and provide context. The following eight sessions focus on key concepts and tools of the transportation function. The final phase will focus on how transportation activities and processes are executed in a practical environment.

This course also touches on other aspects of supply chain management that connect transportation to various payment methods such as letters of credit, customs clearance and import tariffs. Detailed courses in these areas are also offered in the field of Customs.

Duration: 13 lessons (3 hours per lesson for a total of 39 hours)

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how transportation contributes to a well managed supply chain
  • Describe the key attributes of road, rail, ocean, air and intermodal transport
  • Demonstrate the basics of load and route planning
  • Demonstrate an understanding of weight and volume calculations as it impacts cargo rate calculations
  • Describe key aspects of special and dangerous goods transportation
  • Describe the attributes of proper cargo insurance
  • Describe the impact of Cargo security especially on cross border freight
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and INCO Terms 2000 impact and define the transportation department's responsibilities

Instructor Profile:

Fred Hofmann

Fred Hofmann is the Supply Chain Advisor for Norseman Structures in Saskatoon and has been involved in the transportation, customs compliance and supply chain sector for over two decades. Fred has been an instructor with the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) since 2006 and teaches a number of the SCMA Diploma courses. He has sat on the Saskatchewan Board of Directors, SCMA and is a Past President & Membership - Education Director.

Required Textbook:

Dictionary of International Trade, 9th Edition by Edward G. Hinkelman | ISBN-10:1607800497 | 768 Pages | Paperbound | 2010 | Published

The required textbook is not included in the tuition fee. You can purchase the textbook through the Registration Office. The textbook will be handed out at the first class.


Partnership Programming:

Edwards School of Business is proud to partner with the Supply Chain Management Association to provide this program.

Program Fees

$850 plus GST

  • Program fee includes course tuition, all teaching materials, lunches and refreshments.
  • University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fee.
  • Participants may withdraw from a course at any time, however, a $100 administration fee will be charged for withdrawing from a course up to 5 days prior to course start date. No course refund will be processed after this time. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal.
  • Fees subject to change without notice.