How It Works

2 CEUs, equivalent to 20 Contact Hours/PDUs
Logistics management is the art of getting it from here to there. It includes transporting products through modes such as truck, rail, and air. This course will discuss the history of each, including the oldest form of transportation, water.
Start Date:
February 1, 2021
4 weeks

Meet Your Instructor

Darin Matthews, MAM, FNIGP, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M.

Darin Matthews is the Director of Procurement and Supply Chain for the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has over 25 years of procurement and supply chain management experience in a variety of sectors, and formerly served as President for NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement. Darin is the author of several books and articles on procurement, including NIGP’s Logistics and Transportation and Effective Supply Management Performance published by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). His latest book, Public Procurement, is available through Birkdale Publishers. He is also a columnist for Government Procurement magazine and speaks throughout the world on such issues as strategic procurement, sustainable procurement strategies, and global logistics. He is a currently a faculty member for UCSC Silicon Valley Extension and California State University – San Bernardino. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Political Science and a Master’s in Acquisition Management. Darin is the recipient of several awards including the Albert H. Hall Memorial Award from NIGP, their highest honor, and the Lewis Spangler Award, bestowed to a supply chain professional based on contributions to the field by the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management.

The Curriculum

Logistics Management
We’ll discuss government oversight and regulation of transportation, as well as some historical context, including the deregulation that occurred in the 1980s. Moving your product inherently involves keeping inventory and warehousing management, so those subjects play a significant role in this course. We’ll also cover the impact of the latest technology on logistics management.

Topics Include:

  • The best methods of transport for local shipments
  • Which modes of transportation are preferable when delivering internationally
  • What role customs and tariffs play in global transportation

Who Should Register:

  • Adults looking to transition into a supply chain career
  • Any supply chain professional who wants to do better work

Learning Format

We provide a more interactive and visually engaging learning experience than you’ll find in many online course environments.
The format of this class is fully online, instructor-led, pass/no pass, and can be taken as part of the certificate or independently. Certificate courses can be taken in any order unless otherwise noted.
Industry Experts
You'll experience optional live sessions with your instructor and other experts and have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the subject.
Active Learning
Learn content deeply through varied case studies, topical readings, infographics and other visuals, and hands-on exercises.
Engaged Classrooms

What You’ll Need to Succeed

Logistics Management
Devote 6-8 hours/week
Apply knowledge to your real life
Do the extra work when you can
Be prepared to learn from each other