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UTUTC-SC-6: Development of a Secondary Level Education Program in Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management

Focus Area: Supply Chain Management

Principal Investigator:

Doug Greiner
Applied Organizational Technology
College of Business Administration
The University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio 43606
419-530-3359 (Office)
419-530-3047(Fax)
Doug.Greiner@utoledo.edu

Co-Principal Investigators:

Mark A. Vonderembse
Information Operations and Technology Management
College of Business Administration
The University of Toledo
Toledo Ohio 43606
419-530-4319 (Office)
419-530-2290 (Fax)

Jeff Osthimer
Applied Organizational Technology
College of Business Administration
The University of Toledo
Toledo Ohio 43606
419-530-3357 419-530-3047
Jeff.Osthimer@utoledo.edu

Project Dates: 5/5/2008 to 4/30/2009

Project Year: FY 2008

UT-UTC Designation: UTUTC-SC-6

Abstract:

It is essential to train and educate students at the secondary level who are interested in becoming responsible for managing and organizing transportation and logistics services. These services are vital to the success and continuing improvement of the supply chains that connect various industries to consumers both nationally and internationally. The program that is being developed is a for credit program to be offered in Career-Technical High Schools and Career Centers, and will ultimately lead students to receive college credit through articulation agreements with The University of Toledo. The program will focus on basic concepts of transportation and logistic systems such as dispatching, inventory, and scheduling. The efforts to develop the curriculum will be guided by private sector shippers and carriers as well as companies who support these carriers such as firms who provide insurance or equipment. This program is targeted at students in grades 11/12 who indicated an interest in working in transportation and logistics and who are interested in furthering their education in these fields. The program will be offered in a distance learning format, so that the students may enroll as a regular part of their High School curriculum or as an additional elective. Because these courses are offered with the possibility of college credit, they could become part of a plan to achieve an Associate Degree and eventually a Bachelors Degree in the field.

Funding:
UT-UTC Grant 
Match Amount           
Total Project 
$ 10,000
$ 18,126
$ 28,126
Final Report:

Final Report in PDF

Last Updated: 3/23/15