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Course Description

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 learners take Integrated Logistics as their final course in the CCLP program of study. Taking this course last helps to integrate all technical concepts.

Module topics include:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Global Dimensions of Supply Chains
  • Role of Logistics in Supply Chains
  • Distribution and Omnichannel Network Design
  • Sourcing Materials and Services
  • Operations - Producing Goods and Services
  • Demand Management
  • Order Management and Customer Service
  • Managing Inventory in the Supply Chain
  • Distribution
  • Aligning Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Performance Measurement and Financial Analysis
  • Supply Chain Technology
  • Strategic Challenges and Change for Supply Chains

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 course by the majority of CITT-Certified Logistics Professionals.



Course Work and Final Exam:

Course work for Integrated Logistics includes:

  • Two Case Study Reports (40% of course mark - 20% per assignment)
  • Participation in Online Group Discussions (10%)
  • An Online Final Exam (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.

Business Case Study Assignments – 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 final business case report in 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.

Group Discussion Assignments – 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

he 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 earn a minimum grade of 50%. To achieve Honours, learners must earn a total grade of 80% or higher.  
The final grade is assessed 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 Exam – 50%

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

Language Options

Although the learning materials and course site are in English, a francophone facilitator is available and learners have the option of completing the formal report and answering exam questions in French if they desire. A French copy of the business case study case is available upon request.