Critical Decisions in Logistics Management

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About This Course

Discover ways to make your transportation and facilities network more efficient and effective. Collaborate on a simulation based on common supply chain challenges, revealing methodologies and solutions you apply at your organization.
Topics & Takeaways

  • Seamless Transportation Networks: utilize a simulation to study the impact of unexpected threats on logistics capabilities, consider factors for evaluating and selecting common transportation modes
  • Inbound and Outbound Logistics: discuss tradeoffs, technological choices, and design considerations for warehousing and the implications for your organization
  • Opportunities in Warehousing: learn about types of distribution centers and common opportunities to improve operations
  • Improving Your Organization’s Logistics Capabilities: review types of ‘picking’ and methods of order picking, then consider that information in the context of multiple case studies

Business Impact 

  • Improved awareness of your organization’s inbound and outbound logistics capabilities
  • Increased knowledge of the types of warehousing and distribution centers your organization utilizes and future options available
  • Competitive leverage gained from addressing warehousing design, technology and financing opportunities

Target audience

  • Newer supply chain leaders who want to study introductory concepts
  • Front-line supply chain leaders addressing operational issues within the supply chain
  • Emerging logistics leaders


  • 5 daily lessons, approximately 30 minutes of activities in each of the first four days
  • 60 minute virtual live event with Expert Faculty on the capstone day
  • Expert Guide support of questions, comments, and group engagement and collaboration
  • Active participation – devoting your time to structured dialogue, private reflection, and deliberate practice will increase your knowledge and takeaways

Expert Faculty

Chris Norek

Senior Partner, Chain Connectors, Inc. Affiliated Faculty Member in Supply Chain Management, Penn State Smeal College of Business

Course Features

100% Online Course Platform

30 Minutes Per Day

Leadership Coaching

World-Class Expert Teaching

Community of Practice

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