Supply Management Training: Transportation



Introduction & Background

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

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


Program Fees

$850 plus GST

Includes course tuition and all teaching materials.

Registration Deadline

To Be Announced

Course Planner

For more information, contact

Megan Orr

Program Coordinator


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Instructor Profile

FredFred 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.

SCMAPartnership Programming

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


University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees.

Cancellations received in writing at least 5 days in advance of the course start date will receive a full refund. Written cancellations received less than 5 days prior to the course will be subject to a $100 administration fee. Non-attendance will incur full course tuition cost. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal.

Fees subject to change without notice.

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