Efficiency is a primary concern for most businesses. As businesses place greater emphasis on reducing costs and innovating processes, the demand for knowledgeable logistics professionals increases. This course combines two essential career trainings for those interested in entering the logistics sector. In learning supply chain management and freight brokerage, you will have a holistic understanding of how these roles contribute to logistics. The Purchasing and Supply Chain Management course will give you an integrated approach to planning, acquisition, flow, and distribution, from raw materials to finished products.
Topics such as developing a corporate culture, working successfully with teams, developing and implementing successful people management strategies, and workflow and performance management will be explored in this course. The art of negotiation is also covered in great detail, giving you a foundation for negotiating with great awareness and effectiveness. Additionally, you will learn how individuals become part of trucking, freight logistics, and transportation industries as licensed freight brokers or as freight broker agents. From licensing and operations, to sales and marketing, you'll learn the basics of how a domestic freight brokerage or agency is managed within the United States.
Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School
Iowa Lakes Community College
Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule
Course Code: GES427
Freight Broker/Agent Training
with Jan Roach and Jeff Roach
Prepare to enter the freight/logistics industry. This course will prepare you to start your own freight broker business or become a freight agent.
Course Code: GES703
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
with Katherine Squires Pang and Rose Roberts
Develop essential managerial skills, and learn how to effectively manage all aspects of the purchasing process, including procurement, distribution, supply chain management, and more, with the skills you'll learn in this online course.
Course Code: GES411