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Logistics

Richard Bland College is responding to global changes in product distribution as we prepare for Virginia’s rise to prominence as the Logistics hub for the entire eastern United States.

Richard Bland College has created a Logistics Management Certificate program to meet the needs of this high-demand career field.

This program teaches tangible skills that will prepare individuals for work in our global economy. RBC’s quantitative courses are technology intensive to optimize effective engagement with complex systems and networks in most STEM oriented fields.
Richard Bland College’s certificate in Logistics Management is one of several stackable credentials and is a perfect addition to our Associate Degree. Certificates are also great ways to begin your journey toward degree completion as you prepare for transfer into baccalaureate programs across Virginia.

About The Instructor

After earning a degree in Economics at Georgetown University, Dr. James Dumville spent 20 years in the US Air Force as a logistics officer, notably in charge of preparing Alaska, then England logistically for wartime mobilization. Retiring from the Air Force as a Colonel, Dr. Dumville went on to earn a Ph.D. in Management at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has taught logistics, accounting, economics and many other business subjects. Dr. Dumville also holds a Master’s Degree in Logistics from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Testimonial

“I enrolled in Logistics to get a better understanding of the shipping and transportation industry and for my own professional development. I now have an in-depth knowledge and appreciation of logistics and how we are connected.”

– Claudette Pauley, RBC Logistics student

 

  • Introduction To Logistics Management - 3 Credit Hour Equivalent

    • Learning Objectives

      1. Understand that material, financial, and information integration concepts are different but the integration of all three is necessary to the economic well-being of a business.
      2. Understand and explain the separate advantages that each of the five modes of transport bring to the logistics decision-making process.
      3. Understand the basics of inventory management, warehouse management, and packaging requirements.
      4. Argue that the goal of integration is three-fold: faster, better, and cheaper; to deliver an ever-increasing quality product to the customer, at ever-increasing levels of efficiency that reduce landed costs, at ever-faster delivery times.

  • Transportation Distribution - 3 Credit Hour Equivalent

    • Learning Objectives

      1. Explain the role of transportation and logistics in the regional, national, and global economies.
      2. Describe each of the major modes of transportation in terms of their characteristics, inherent advantages and disadvantages, and place in the industry.
      3. Identify the operations, financial considerations, rate determination, packaging, materials handling auxiliary equipment, and types of services peculiar to each transportation mode.
  • Inventory And Warehousing - 3 Credit Hour Equivalent

    • Learning Objectives

      1. Evaluate inventory methods, make just-in-time improvements in current systems, determine optimum inventory levels, design and implement cycle length and cycle-counting systems, and analyze replenishment policies.
      2. Understand the different principles for determining inventory cost parameters, such as inventory holding costs, capital tie-up costs, stock out costs, and production setup costs commonly used in inventory control, safety stock, and backorder models, and be able to calculate factor variables for each of these parameters.
      3. Be able to explain and apply quantitative models for the control of single stage inventory systems with uncertain customer demand and uncertain lead times – all involving the computation of various customer service levels and stock out risks and their expected costs – and all involving the optimization of control parameters like re-order points, order quantities, and safety stock levels.
  • Logistics It Applications - 3 Credit Hour Equivalent

    • Learning Objectives

      1. Evaluate transportation, inventory, and project management options via the use of SIMPLEX method of linear programming and executed via the LINDO software platform.
      2. Evaluate project management and logistics event scheduling options via the use of the Microsoft Project software platform.
      3. Integrate business, logistics, and project management via the SAP software platform.
  • Logistics Portfolio & Work Sample - 4 Credit Hour Equivalent

    • Learning Objectives

      1. Integrate the logistics activities of transportation, distribution, inventory, purchasing, warehousing, quality improvement, and project management.
      2. Understand and be able to master the quantitative and statistical techniques developed for distribution, project management, inventory, and quality improvement.
      3. Prepare a Logistics Portfolio that encompasses the areas of economic order quantity, transportation and distribution, project management, quality acceptance planning, and logistics landed costs and pricing.

      Logistics Management has a twin program in Project Management at Richard Bland College.

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