INB345 - International Transportation

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Subject Title
International Transportation

Subject Description
Transportation plays a key role in the logistics system of any supply chain.  The physical movement of goods using various modes of transportation will be the main focus of this subject.  Students will learn to use the most cost effective mode/modes of transportation with the best possible transit time to meet the demands of just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing, lean & green principles and the best use of transport equipment by proper load planning and packaging.

Credit Status
One credit.

Note:  This is a required course for the International Business Diploma Program (BUI) and Business Administration - International Business Diploma Program (BAB).

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1.  Describe the role of the freight forwarder and the customs broker in the import/export process.
  2.  Assess the services of rail, truck, ocean and air as modes of transport.
  3.  Demonstrate how the modes of transport interact to support international trade through intermodalism.
  4.  Describe consolidations for air and ocean transport.
  5.  Calculate chargeable weight and freight charges for truck, ocean and air modes of transport.
  6.  Recommend unitizing, packaging and markings for international shipments.
  7.  Assess concepts of marine insurance and related law.
  8.  Calculate the landed cost of imported goods and cost of exporting goods (containers, ULDs (unit load devices), etc).
  9.  Describe global supply chain management concepts in transportation.
  10. Understand IATA (International Air Transport Association) areas, city and airline codes.
  11. Describe claim procedures and limitations for ocean, air, truck and rail.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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