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Global Logistics Certificate of Completion


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The Program
The Global Logistics program is designed to provide training for operational staff in freight forwarding companies, small to medium size shipping department supervisors and export/import office staff. Additional exposure to warehouse operations, trucking operations and the handling of hazardous material procedures as well as international finance provides for a pragmatic program, with immediate, applicable job skills.


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Classes are offered on the CSUDH campus in Carson. On-site instruction is also available. Global Logistics classes are convenient for people living and working in or near Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.

What You Will Learn
The curriculum is based upon a sequence of courses that cover the body of knowledge to enter the field of logistics or improve current job skills for individuals already employed in the field. An overview of logistics, designed to introduce and define terms leads to specific courses that will enrich knowledge of how transportation plays such a major role in the world economy. The program will explore all modes of transportation both domestic and international and provide the groundwork to identify and handle commodities that require special attention, including security, dangerous goods and government compliance. The curriculum is focused on the operational level of logistics.

Who Should Attend
Individuals who desire an entry level position or improved job skills with a freight forwarder, small package company, trucking company or warehouse. Additionally, many small to medium size manufacturing and distribution firms depend upon a shipping supervisor to be familiar with the many facets of logistics; the various topics of the courses in this program would satisfy that need.

Program Benefits

  • The entire certificate program of six courses can be completed in less than four months
  • The student will acquire skills needed to enrich many employer’s lean program
  • The program emphasizes a practical body of operational skills that can be immediately put to use
  • The student will enter a dynamic field, with many levels of career opportunities and specialty areas

Certificate of Completion Requirements
A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the six required courses comprised of 70 classroom hours

Program Cost

  • Total Program Fee: $1190.00
  • Books/Parking - Program $340.00 (Approx.)

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This course provides an overview of logistics. The goal is to define terms and identify the different segments of logistics. Topics include warehousing, inventory control, material handling, transportation modes, INCOTERMS, the role of all logistical parties and intermodal activities.

This course provides an introduction to importing and exporting, by both sea and air. Students will learn advanced shipping terminology, financial terms, and the role of government in logistics and the importance of security in transportation. Cost analysis and protection of funds and goods will be introduced.     

This course focuses on the transportation of goods. Emphasis is placed upon freight forwarding, analyzing and selecting the proper mode of transportation consistent with the goods being transported. Covered is the importance of proper documentation, the role of the third party in financing, boycotts, embargoes, NAFTA and other consortiums. Upon completion the student should be able to arrange and coordinate the transportation of goods globally.

This course introduces modern warehouse shipping procedures such as packing, crating, kitting, security, perishable goods storage, hazardous materials storage and record keeping. Container loading and transport vehicle selection are introduced; long term storage is not included. The course covers selection of trucking companies, railroads, freight forwarders, small package services, reverse logistics and global carriers. The emphasis will be on domestic transportation, inland freight, rate negotiation, dealing with brokers and OTI carriers. Cost, performance and time will be overriding themes.

 CEU 0.5
This course introduces the student to the international banking process. Emphasis is placed upon letters of credit, and also includes sight/time drafts, invoice procedures, pro-forma invoices, open accounts and other payment transactions. The detail and complexity of letters of credit demand that most of the session covers this important transaction method. 

This course introduces the student to CFR49 and other resources required to properly identify, store, pack, mark and prepare a HAZMAT shipment for transportation. Examples of packaging materials, labels, placards will be presented. Safety and compliance is the focus of this course.

About the Instructors
Duane Murphy is an independent Global Logistics Consultant specializing in Asia supply chain management. He has worked with large multi-national companies managing procurement supply chains and has over 28 years of experience in international logistics sales, operations, and supply chain management.  Mr. Murphy served as an International Manger at United Parcel Service (UPS) for over 15 years. His expertise includes business to business sales, supply chain management, marketing, Asian origin consolidation, vendor management and international operations.  He has worked with manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and third-party value-added logistics firms ranging from small employers to Fortune 500 companies. Duane is well versed in international small package and ocean transportation, plus 3rd party logistics, and customs compliance.

Mr. Murphy has also held global positions with TNT Express and NYK Logistics. Mr. Murphy holds a Master’s Degree in Management from the University of Redlands and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Marketing from California State University, Long Beach.

Weridiana da Costa is Logistics Manager at Ceragem International. She is responsible for international logistics, sales, and supply chain management for the North American division.

Before joining Ceragem International, Weridiana worked as an Export Specialist at Dachser Transport of America, where she was responsible for key accounts in Germany and Brazil. She coordinated all phases of the export process from start to finish, using her extensive understanding of export documentation, licenses, hazardous materials, and international financial instruments. Weridiana has a B.A. degree in business from the State University of Ceara in Brazil. She has certificates in International Trade (with honors) from UCLA and in Supply Chain Management from TH Hochshule in Munich in Germany."

Advisory Board
Mr. W. Guy Fox, MBA
Licensed Customs Broker
Chairman of the Board, Global Transportation Services
Ms. Carol Rowen
Founder, International Trade Education Program (ITEP)
Ms. Amy Grat
CEO, International Trade Education Program (ITEP)
Mr. Fred Prinz