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Transportation and Logistics Certificate Program

Program Details

Learning Objectives

Participants who successfully complete this certificate will:

  • Recognize the economic principles and best practices in business management that provide the basis for transportation costing and pricing
  • Discover how to reduce costs and increase productivity by examining effective strategies utilized by successful companies
  • Determine how logistics affects customer service, corporate performance and competitive advantage
  • Learn how the integration of all aspects of the supply chain serves as the foundation of a thriving, global economy
  • Achieve an internationally recognized credential valued by industry leaders

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Benefits of Certification

Research shows that the transportation and logistics industry is in high need of educated professionals.  Salaries are increasing, positions are opening, and companies are hiring.  A growing knowledge gap is requiring employees to seek further education and certification.

  • Average Salary Increase: Average supply chain/T&L salaries increased significantly, by 5.6% from 2009-2010, compared with only 0.8% from 2008-2009.

  • Recent Economic Recession: The recession led to increased demand for T&L educated professionals by making their ability to reduce supply chain costs more valuable.

  • Growing Knowledge Gap: There's a growing knowledge gap in T&L, due to baby boomer retirees and a low supply of T&L specific programs producing new graduates.

  • Regulations: A post-9/11 era has led to more heavily regulated international borders, and higher costs associated with international commerce. T&L regulatory knowledge is therefore very valuable. However, regulations may lessen in the near future due to President Obama's recent initiative to promote job growth by harmonizing current regulations.

  • Average Salary By Level of Position: In 2010, those respondents who classify themselves as entry-level earned an average of $49,502; Those who classify themselves as experienced earned an average of $75,383; Manager-level professionals earned an average of $98,264; Directors earned an average of $134,220; Vice Presidents earned an average of $238,396; Chiefs earned an average of $231,142.

Source: Yuva, John. "ISM's 2011 Salary Survey," May 2011, Inside Supply Management® Vol. 22, No. 4, page 22, Institute of Supply Chain Management (www.ism.ws/pubs)

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