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Fundamentals of Transportation Management

Learn how to plan and coordinate the movement of people or goods with this free online transportation course.

Publisher: One Education
Have you ever had a flight rescheduled or a parcel arriving late? There could be some valid reason why this occurred but you can also blame poor transportation management. This course covers the roles and responsibilities of a transport manager and the processes involved in the efficient planning and coordination of the movement of people or goods. We’ll explore some safety measures to take when establishing any transport system.
Fundamentals of Transportation Management
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Transportation is the movement of people, goods and animals from one place to another through air, land or sea. Transport management is essential because it enables trade between people, an essential part of civilisation advancement. In supply chains, transportation management solutions are vital. A good transportation management system gives you information to efficiently plan and execute your logistics. In this course, we introduce you to the transportation management system (TMS), its challenges and its benefits, including how to handle the important operations of transport management. We will cover the skills and training required to become a transport manager, highlight some of the challenges of transport industries in the UK and show you the terms used in road freight transport.

Transport managers play an integral role in any transport operation. They do not only provide a practical operational backbone to a company but also the critical link between the various elements that ensure compliance with many relevant pieces of legislation. Besides learning the roles and responsibilities of a transport manager, we discuss the authorisations and permits you may require to operate vehicles. We demonstrate how to apply for a standard international operator's licence and a bilateral permit. Explore the types of transport services offered in Great Britain and the importance of quality contract schemes to transport management. Licensing ensures the safe and proper use of public service vehicles (PSVs). Discover the purpose of PSVs, the different types of licensing and how to apply for a PSV operator’s licence. 

The rail industry is a vital public service. We delve into some of the train-operating companies in the UK. Learn about rail franchising and the role of the transport manager in passenger rail. Finally, we will focus on transport management, health safety and the various safety measures to put in place as a manager when assessing the workplace and planning traffic routes. Transport management systems can be integrated with a business's existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to help plan, execute and optimise the movement of goods. Transportation management systems can also help enterprises select the best mode of shipment and carrier based on cost, efficiency and distance. This course is open to anyone who wants to know more about logistics and transport in the UK. By the end of this course, you will gain invaluable knowledge in transport management. So why wait? Enrol now.

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