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Studies the role of transportation and warehousing activities that impact the movement and storage of materials and services in the supply chain between suppliers, manufacturers and retailers. Students will examine the physical, economic, and functional characteristics of the major transportation modes as well as the increasing intermodal and global trends in logistics. Course includes the growing role of outsourcing to third party logistics providers. Students will review the integration of transportation, warehousing, order processing, inventory control, materials handling, and customer service with the other components of the global supply chain.