Singapore University of Social Sciences

Transport Management and Technology

Transport Management and Technology (LOG206)


Transport moves goods and services in the geo-spatial dimension as they make their way from point of origin to point of consumption. This course provides the students with an understanding of the concepts and applications for managing freight transport operations (especially via land, air, sea and intermodal modes) in the era of industry transformation and supply chain disruption. Effective transport management ensures the smooth flow of goods across complex global supply chains. Efficient transport operations minimise delivery costs so that goods are affordable in multiple markets. Students will gain the skillsets needed to keep pace with technological changes and evolving job demands.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Global Supply Chains: The Role and Importance of Transport
  • Transport and the Economy
  • Transport Modes: Land, Air, Sea and Intermodal
  • Global Transport Management
  • Transport Route and Schedule Planning
  • Optimisation of Transport Operations
  • Transport Innovations
  • Data Analytics for Transport Decision-Making
  • Third Party Logistics
  • Transport Risk Management
  • Pricing for Transport
  • Transport Issues and Challenges

Learning Outcome

  • Explain the importance of transport in global supply chains and the economy.
  • Apply the transport processes to move global freight effectively.
  • Examine the techniques for optimising transport operations.
  • Review the innovations that enable efficiencies in transport operations.
  • Show how third-party logistics providers support the transport industry and how transport risks can be managed.
  • Discuss the issues and challenges facing transport in the 21st century.
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