Introduction to Transportation, Warehousing and Logistics
I. Course Prefix/Number: MGT 156
Course Name: Introduction to Transportation, Warehousing and Logistics
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
At the completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Define and use the basic terminology of logistics and supply chain management
2. Appreciate how customer value can be created through logistics
3. Understand the financial impact of logistics to the organization
4. Describe the role of logistics in the organization and the global economy
5. Identify the various activities, issues, and challenges important to logistics and describe how they are related to each other
6. Describe the basic concepts and approaches that are helpful for analyzing and resolving logistical problems
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
A. Introduction to the supply chain and logistics
B. Customer service
C. Inventory, supply, and order management
D. Domestic and international transportation systems and management
E. Warehouse and distribution management
F. Material handling and packaging
G. Measuring and selling the financial value of logistics
H. International logistics
I. Logistics systems and controls
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
Complete assigned reading, writing, and other assignments and projects.
IX. Instructional Materials
Varies by instructor.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.