Integrated Logistics is a comprehensive, senior-level course that explores how integration is crucial to sound logistics operations within successful and sustainable organizationsLogistics Courses & Business Education - Specialized Logistics Courses  -  Integrated Logistics

Integrated Logistics is a comprehensive, senior-level course that explores how integration is crucial to sound logistics operations within successful and sustainable organizations. It helps learners create efficient, silo-free logistics systems and decision-making environments, integrating all activities involved in the cost-effective and uninterrupted movement of materials and information from their source to the point-of-consumption.

Leveraging all of CITT’s other technical courses, this practical, systems-oriented course is valued by transportation professionals, practicing or aspiring logistics and supply chain managers and other professionals involved in the procurement, flow or management of goods.

Prerequisites: Transportation Systems and Logistics Processes
Note: We recommend that students take Integrated Logistics as their final course in the CCLP program of study.
Taking this course last helps to integrate all technical concepts.

Register now to take Integrated Logistics online

Register now to take Integrated Logstics online May 1 - Jul 22, 2017
You can also register by phone, fax or mail
 

Integrated Logistics helps professionals design (or redesign) responsive, integrated systems within cross-functional supply chain and logistics environments to deliver maximum value to all stakeholders while minimizing exposure to service interruptions.

Course grads will be able to:

  • Integrate full systems. Understand, align and integrate all internal and external functions into one cohesive system that encompasses: production planning, procurement, materials management and handling, quality control, inventory control and order processing, warehousing, data exchange, finance, transportation and customer service.
     
  • Develop overall supply chain metrics needed to better understand the financial impact of supply chain strategies on the income statement, balance sheet, corporate profitability and return on investment.
     
  • Understand and apply diverse operational approaches to inventory management (i.e. Just in Time, Material Requirements Planning, Distribution Resource Planning), while considering the Total Cost of Ownership and the Economic Order Quantity approach to inventory decision-making.
     
  • Allocate physical and financial resources to the parts of the organization that best suit the entire logistics system.
     
  • Identify legal, ethical and human resource factors that impact decisions.  
     
  • Create micro and macro value chains.  


Rated "MOST VALUED CITT course" by the majority of recent CITT-Certified Logistics Professionals.

"Comprehensive. Someone might take 10-15 years of working
on the job to acquire these insights and knowledge—if ever."


To take Integrated Logistics online this spring (starting May 1, 2017), register here
 

Integrated Logistics Course Fee:

The course fee for Integrated Logistics is $750 plus applicable tax.

There is an additional International Fee of $125 plus 5% GST per course for students taking the course from outside Canada. There are no refunds issued for courses taken directly through CITT once your registration and payment has been received and processed.

Please note: This only applies to courses taken directly through CITT. Fees for CITT courses taken through our partner educational institutions are set by those institutions.

Integrated Logistics Course Materials

A textbook, Supply Chain Management: A Logistics Perspective (10th Edition), is required for this course. The cost of this textbook is not included in the course fee. Although CITT cannot provide you with this textbook directly, students can source the hardcover online through Nelson Education.

Follow this link to purchase: Nelson Brain

Students will need to register before purchasing. You will want to select “Canada” for your timezone. When trying to find your school/company/institution select “Association or Company”, “Ontario” and “Toronto” and you will see “Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation” within the list. 

If you need any help locating the textbook, do not hesitate to get in touch with Samantha Garolfi at SGarolfi@citt.ca and she'll help you out.

Please note: This only applies to courses taken directly through CITT. Textbook fees for CITT courses taken through our partner educational institutions are set by those intitutions.

Integrated Logistics Course Work and Final Exam:

Course work for Integrated Logistics includes:

  • Two written business case study reports (20% each)
  • Participation in online group discussions (10%)
  • An online final examination (50%)

On average, students tell us that Integrated Logistics requires a commitment of 5-9 hours a week to complete the readings and assignments, participate in discussions, and prepare for the final examination.

Case Study Reports – 40% of course mark

The majority of the course work marks for Integrated Logistics come from the two business case study reports, which are each worth 20% of the final course mark.

Similar to the structure of the formal reports in Transportation Systems and Logistics Processes, learners are challenged to analyze the scenario provided, and apply the skills and knowledge gained throughout the course to prepare a detailed 3,500 word report including a high-level executive summary. The two case studies are interconnected and progressive, with the information developed in the first case study necessary to complete the second case study.

Participation in Online Group Discussions – 10% of course mark

Online group discussions engage students in reflection, dialogue and debate around the weekly topic, challenge students to apply the course material in real world business scenarios, and enable students to learn from their classmates and facilitator in addition to the course materials.

Online group discussion marks are based on the quality, quantity and timeliness of responses in the discussions. In general, students are expected to contribute 3-4 high-level comments throughout each week.

Highest marks are given for comments that:

  • offer substantive ideas to the discussion
  •  provide major insights or direction for the group
  •  demonstrate excellent preparation and familiarity with the relevant course materials
  •  reflect relevant professional experiences of the learner
  •  help to clarify or synthesize ideas
  •  use direct quotes from the readings or other materials to support the discussion
  •  respond critically to other learners’ comments
  •  are shared early in the week to give other learners time to read and respond

Final Exam – 50% of course mark

The final exam for Integrated Logistics is held online, is 2.5 hours long, and is open-book. The exam is made up of a minimum of five questions requiring essay-style answers.

The final exam period runs over the course of several days at the end of the semester. You can choose any (continuous) 2.5 hour window of time to begin & complete your exam during the exam period. Once exam period dates have been set for each semester they are available on the Key Dates page.
     
This exam requires access to a computer with a reliable internet connection. In order to reduce the chances of technical issues, learners should use the Firefox web browser.

Learning Assessment and Grades

Grades are reported as Honours, Pass, or Fail. To obtain a Pass, learners must obtain a minimum grade of 50%. To achieve Honours, learners must earn a total grade of 80% or higher.
     
The final grade is based on both term work and the final examination, as follows:

  • Business Case Study Report #1 – 20%
  • Business Case Study Report #2 – 20%
  • Participation in Online Group Discussions – 10%
  • Final Examination – 50%

Approximately one month after the final exam, you will receive your final mark from CITT.

Integrated Logistics Language Options

Learners have the option of completing online group discussions, the business case reports and answering exam questions in French if they desire. A French copy of the formal report case is available upon request.

Questions about Integrated Logistics or the CCLP program of study and professional designation?

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You can also visit our FAQ section for answers to the most commonly asked questions that have helped thousands of supply chain and logistics professionals decide to enrol and start deepening and demonstrating their logistics and supply chain expertise with CITT and the CCLP program of study and professional designation.

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