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CCOG for MSD 225 Fall 2022

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Course Number:
MSD 225
Course Title:
Global Logistics & Distribution
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Course Description

Examines practices for designing a logistical process, including coordinating the flow of goods, services, and information among worldwide members of a supply chain. Includes a comprehensive overview of transportation regulations, risk management, cost analysis, preparation of proper transportation and customs documentation, and distribution management. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to: 

  • Use an understanding of global transportation options and strategic intermediaries to design logistics processes for the flow of goods, services and information.
  • Identify modes of transportation, interpret governing regulations, and use terminology used in the logistics industry.
  • Examine strategic factors associated with global and domestic transportation, including cost analysis, performance measurement, risk management, and product distribution for continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Identify and analyze the factors affecting the various materials handling considerations such as packaging, handling efficiency, and regulation compliance. 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Various individual and/or group skill-building activities such as case studies, role-plays, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.
  • Written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of others.
  • Exams comprised of essay and/or objective questions, or an individual and/or team project or paper which requires integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  •    Process improvement
  •    Communication with a diverse workforce
  •    Quality management
  •    Data analysis
  •    Cost analysis
  •    Warehouse management
  •    Logistics distribution


General Concepts

  • Global logistics
  • Risk management
  • Cost analysis


  • Supply chain managers deal with a range of global transportation options and strategic intermediaries.
  • Knowledge of modes of transportation and ability to interpret government regulations require an understanding of the language of SCM and logistics engineering.
  • There are cost effective processes to manage the flow of goods and services
  • There are numerous considerations in selecting appropriate packaging and handling of supplies, including regulatory compliance.


  • Unexamined risks can create catastrophic issues for supply chain management
  • There are significant financial impacts to be gained from timely transportation of goods