Courses

Logistics Training Center develops and presents cost-effective online courses devoted to helping practitioners become more knowledgeable about the importance and application of logistics in today’s economy.

The purpose of these courses is to broaden the user’s knowledge so as to advance their career in logistics.

Courses

Logistics Training Center develops and presents cost-effective online courses devoted to helping practitioners become more knowledgeable about the importance and application of logistics in today’s economy. The purpose of these courses is to broaden the user’s knowledge so as to advance their career in logistics.

Pricing

General courses are $595, unless otherwise noted. There is a $100 discount for veterans and students with a .edu email account.

We also offer discounts to groups, companies and organizations purchasing for multiple students. Please contact us directly if you are interested in getting information on corporate and group prices or to receive your discount code if you are a student or veteran.

To receive your discount code, you must be authenticated as a Veteran or Student.

SMCLTL Courses are $695 each.

We offer an SMC3 Member discount of $200 per course, as well as a Veteran and Student discount of $100 per course.

To receive your discount code, you must be authenticated as a Member, Veteran, or Student.

Pricing

General courses are $595, unless otherwise noted. There is a $100 discount for veterans and students with a .edu email account.

We also offer discounts to groups, companies and organizations purchasing for multiple students. Please contact us directly if you are interested in getting information on corporate and group prices or to receive your discount code if you are a student or veteran.

SMCLTL Courses are $695 each.

We offer an SMC3 Member discount of $200 per course, as well as a Veteran and Student discount of $100 per course.

To receive your discount code, you must be authenticated as a Member, Veteran, or Student.

100 Series

Transportation Series

$595 ($100 off .edu or vet)

Instructor: Karl Manrodt, PhD and Peter Moore MBA CLM

Introduction to Transportation is a course for new industry professionals seeking to gain a working knowledge of industry terminology, common practices and many key functions. It is meant as a survey course briefly touching on people, processes and technologies one is likely to encounter in moving freight. The course will cover the transportation modes of Highway, Rail, Air, Pipeline and Marine.

$595 ($100 off .edu or vet)

Instructor: William Pugh, Esq.

An introduction to the US and International Laws that impact domestic and international transportation by surface and air modes. Emphasis is on US law with reference to various modes with a historic context beginning with interstate commerce and incorporating international laws and regulations impacting global shippers and carriers.

$595 ($100 off .edu or vet)

Instructor: TBA

There are many types of truckload freight services. Like any business that is a going concern, all costs related to providing the transportation service must be covered.  This course will explore the variable/ fixed costs and marketing theories involved in pricing for truckload profit.

$595 ($100 off .edu or vet)

Instructors: Karl B Manrodt, PhD and Peter D Moore, MBA CLM

This course briefly reviews the historic development of contracts of carriage and documentation and then focuses on the transition to new collaborative contracting methods based upon the research at the University of Tennessee in performance based logistics and “vested” methodologies.

$495 ($100 off .edu or vet)

Instructor: Joseph Tillman, MBA IATA

This course is designed help employers meet their responsibilities in providing adequate training for HazMat Employees per HazMat Regulations 49 CFR 172.704. This course is geared towards shippers and carriers of hazardous materials to provide general awareness, function specific, safety and general security awareness training.

All students must successfully past the course exam with a 70% or better to be provided a certificate of completion as a part of their employer-mandated HazMat certification process.

$595 ($100 off .edu or vet)

Instructor: TBA

This course will provide participants with a working knowledge of the elements, value proposition and state of the art in the variety of solutions referred to as Transportation Management Systems or TMS. The course will address processes, skills and technologies in TMS and how this impacts service and cost elements in Logistics.  The course is aimed at individuals and teams needing to evaluate domestic and international TMS products and processes in a commercial environment.

$595 ($100 off .edu or vet)

Instructor:  TBA

Transportation Managers who find themselves with rail buying responsibilities often make the mistake of assuming it is much like truck or marine businesses. Since deregulation in the 1980’s railroads have developed data – rich analytical approached to their own operations and the operations and markets of their customers. This course will provide an orientation to buyers on how the railroads look at your business and the impact of equipment, competition and location on the rail contracting process.

$595 ($100 off .edu or vet)

Instructor: TBA

Most Air and Parcel freight contracting overlaps with other modes of transportation pricing however there is a uniquely international basis in pricing models and processes. Service level and capacity usage are as critical as weight. This course provides operational perspectives on how shippers fit into air freight and parcel networks and how route selection can cause significant differences in cost and performance. Particular emphasis on last-mile developments and international services.

$595 ($100 off .edu or vet)

Instructor: TBA

The planning for and executing the transport of goods via ocean is a uniquely complicated process that requires knowledge of carrier operations, ports, regulations, chartering or booking and the various players such as financial institutions, forwarders and customs agents. This course introduces the many elements in a systematic, step by step approach for shipper and carrier personnel entering the international bulk and container marine freight market.

$595 ($100 off .edu or vet)

Instructor:   TBA

This course is specifically designed for those aspiring to leadership positions in transportation management as a shipper, carrier or 3PL. The course elements include skills and knowledge needed, diversity and culture that impact the successful transportation operation. Techniques in project management as well as organizational agility are explained. The vectors of people, process and technology drive a progression through basic supervision of daily task to development of leading edge, data- driven excellence.

Courses Planned

These are course that are in the works and will be announced in the future.

Will explore import and export regulations, IMO dangerous good regulations, and international business analytics.

Will explore inventory and  warehouse management operations, key players in the 3PL market, labor-management methods, and right-to-know regulations.

Will explore procurement processes, collaborative contracting, S&OP systems and processes, and supply chain management analytics.

200 Series

SMC3 LTL Certification Program

$695 ($200 off for SMC³ Members)

Instructor: Peter Moore, MBA CLM

Designed and written by LTL professionals for LTL professionals, SMC³’s “Fundamentals of Less-than-Truckload” course is the perfect introductory offering for anyone desiring to take their first step to navigate the complex world of less-than-truckload operations. Written for practical application to real-world LTL, the 8-hour, 8 module course lays the first brick in your foundation for succeeding in 21st century LTL.

You’ll gain vital insight into:

  • The history and evolution of the U.S. LTL industry;
  • Common LTL terminology;
  • The key players and their roles comprising the LTL space;
  • Defining Carrier Types and their relevance to LTL;
  • Differentiating between National and Regional carrier roles and their geographic footprints;
  • An explanation of the LTL shipping process from start to finish, particularly the LTL carrier’s role, and what to reasonably expect from the process;
  • Defining & suggesting best practices for packaging, stackability, and stowability;
  • Simple steps and suggestions for communicating effectively with your LTL partner;
  • Factors influencing “shipper and carrier of choice” designations;
  • LTL’s economic impact;
  • Trends and Issues reshaping LTL.

$695 ($200 off for SMC³ Members)

Instructor: Peter Moore MBA CLM

Designed and written by LTL professionals for LTL professionals, SMC³’s LTL Operations course examines the essentials of LTL from four critical areas: Equipment, Facilities, Network & Technology. Whether working hands-on in a terminal environment or driving LTL business decisions as a shipper or a 3PL, we’ve developed this 8-hour, 8-module course to empower logistics and supply chain professionals to speak the language of LTL with a high level of confidence.

You’ll gain vital insight into:

  • Defining LTL industry functions;
  • Key operational roles inside and outside the terminal’s gates;
  • Identifying truck types, trailers and terminal handling equipment;
  • Matching pallet size with freight dimensions;
  • Exploring LTL Network Models;
  • LTL Networks – the process from pick-up to delivery;
  • A crossdock’s purpose and how it works; Defining freight consolidation and deconsolidation;
  • Common accessorial services;
  • Understanding transportation characteristics;
  • Achieving shipper-carrier efficiency gains;
  • Avoiding cross-border LTL challenges;
  • Understanding on-dock weighing & dimensioning equipment technology, types, processes, and procedures;
  • Utilizing dimensioning technology to improve accuracy of dimensions;
  • The power of the TMS in LTL;
  • Loading sequence and technology solutions;
  • The procurement process and technology solutions for conducting a bid;
  • LTL goes Mobile – advancements and practical applications for mobile app technology;
  • Harnessing the power of LTL Big Data for better business decisions;
  • Technology solutions for pricing management and carrier costing.

$695 ($200 off for SMC³ Members)

Instructor: John Mascaritolo, MBA

Designed and written by LTL professionals for LTL professionals, SMC³’s “LTL Carrier Pricing & Costing” course examines the complexities of LTL pricing and costing models. Laying out the processes, formulas, and determining factors engaged by LTL pricing and costing professionals, we’ve developed this 8-hour, 8-module course to provide logistics and supply chain professionals with the necessary insight and knowledge to understand how rates are calculated, to seek favorable rates, and to save transportation dollars.

You’ll gain vital insight into:

  • The fundamentals and key factors driving LTL carrier pricing;
  • Exploring LTL pricing models;
  • Identifying pricing formats;
  • Understanding the basics behind carrier revenue generation;
  • Examples for pricing a shipment;
  • Discounting;
  • Absolute minimum charges;
  • Accessorial charges;
  • The basics of classification – The role of the NMFTA in determining freight class;
  • Why an NMFC and its key components;
  • The Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB);
  • The case for density-based pricing;
  • Can class and density-based pricing co-exist;
  • Explaining and calculating the fuel surcharge;
  • Understanding base rates and determining gross rates;
  • Exploring LTL carrier costing models and cost drivers;
  • Freight cost factors;
  • Trends in LTL carrier costing;
  • Types of costs;
  • Operating ratios;
  • Understanding FAKs and their purpose;
  • Managing the Weighing & Inspection, or W&I process;
  • W&I – The consequences for incorrect weight and class;

$695 ($200 off for SMC³ Members)

Instructors: Peter D. Moore, MBA CLM, and William Pugh, Esq.

Designed and written by regulatory and transportation contract professionals for LTL professionals, SMC³’s “U.S. Transportation Regulatory Law & Transportation Contract Law” course explores regulatory origins and laws governing transportation, as well as how to construct, analyze and negotiate a transportation contract. We’ve developed this 8-hour, 8-module course to provide logistics and supply chain professionals with the history, knowledge and resources to identify and minimize legal risks when operating and negotiating in an LTL environment.

You’ll gain vital insight into:

  • Provides an in-depth history and analysis of the various sources and principles of U.S. laws governing and impacting over-the-road transport of LTL freight;
  • Understanding the Federal Motor Safety Administration (FMCSA), its mission, how it’s organized, and how it influences regulatory matters impacting LTL;
  • Exploring hazardous materials regulation;
  • Guidelines and suggestions for mastering an effective bill of lading;
  • Understanding Hours of Service regulation;
  • Managing risk and liability in an LTL environment;
  • Managing loss and damage claims;
  • Insight into freight liability insurance;
  • Types of contracts & provisions;
  • How carriers contract with customers;
  • How shippers and 3PLs contract with carriers;
  • An overview of sample agreements between carriers and shippers;
  • Access to a blank industry standard LTL freight transportation contract;
  • How to conduct a contract review;
  • Specialized provisions;
  • Avoiding common issues and problematic terminology;
  • Common legal terminology;
  • Ranking negotiating priorities;
  • Negotiating roles;
  • Examples of real-world litigation.

$695 ($200 off for SMC³ Members)

Instructors: Karl Manrodt PhD and John Mascaritolo, MBA

LTL 205 is a capstone course designed to help students transition from theory and best practices to real-world LTL. From operational to financial analytics, LTL 205 is designed to give students hands-on experience and skill sets they can transfer to their LTL careers. Through an individual assigned project students are asked to demonstrate that they have mastered the basics of LTL by addressing a problem and creating a proposed solution.

This course will include insight into:

  • Producing and interpreting cost and revenue analytics;
  • Building and utilizing pricing tables;
  • Identifying and collecting data;
  • Cost and service metrics;
  • Identifying carrier service opportunities;
  • Enterprise use of Transportation data;
  • Value add for 3PLs in BI for customers
  • Differentiating and applying Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics to LTL;
  • Benchmarking carrier operations to the marketplace – The National Traffic Database (NTD);
  • Data and analytics technology solution trends.

Participants need to have a working knowledge of Excel.

Courses can be taken for full certification (pre-requisite approval required) or for general knowledge (no pre-approval necessary).

First Certification Exam will be in 2021.

More Information

900 Series

In-House Custom Courses

The Logistics Training Center develops and delivers either on-line or in-person customized courses in any of our catalog of courses to organizations seeking focused training specific to their operations.  LTC has trained hundreds of employees in these courses to-date from Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods to fundamentals in costs and pricing for analysts.

Contact the faculty or Peter Moore, Dean at peter.moore@logstudies.com (+1 843-422-8667).