Executive Education Series: Freight Transportation & Logistics

Navigating the Growing Challenges from
the First Mile to the Last Mile in Transportation

SPRING 2017 Executive Education Program

WHEN: MAY 22 - 24, 2017 (Monday & Tuesday)
WHERE: Northwestern University Jacobs Center - 2001 Sheridan Rd #101, Evanston, IL 60208

Registration Fee: $2700
Early Bird Rate: $2160 (before April 20, 2017)
CSCMP members receive an additional 5% discount on the lowest rate.

The global transportation and logistics market is changing before our eyes. Many challenges are upon us—slowing trade, anemic domestic economies, growing regulation, looming talent shortages, aging infrastructure, and many more. At the same time, there have never been more opportunities—inexpensive fuel, more efficient vehicles, improved systems and an explosion of useful apps, greater use of mobile technology, nimble business models, new capital pouring into the space, greater analytics and tools to name a few. The advent and rapid expansion of eFulfillment has stressed the system—the network, service levels, economics, etc.—from the first to the last mile. Carriers, customers, investors and the like are all being put to the test. The playbooks of the past—that gave us higher productivity in transportation, lower costs and cheaper rates for shippers—no longer apply. It is a time for a change in our thinking and approaches.

NUTC has offered courses to help executives navigate the shifting landscape. Executives have day jobs—and their plates are now full. This course is designed to discuss those changes in transportation and logistics—highlighting what you need to know to improve your effectiveness in this new environment. From the standpoint of the changing logistics equation, the course examines both domestic and international modes—how they are changing and what these changes mean. The course also provides useful tools for coping with that change—for operators, shippers, investors and others—in a format that combines lecture, case study and interactive sessions.



  • Overall Domestic Trends
  • North American Trucking
  • North American Railroads
  • North American Intermodal
  • Third Party Logistics (3PLs)
  • Transportation Management
  • Transportation Economics
  • International Logistics Trends
  • Air Cargo
  • Global Sourcing
  • Ocean / Maritime
  • eCommerce Trends
  • Package / Parcel Shipping
  • Data and Analytics
  • Supply Chain Network Optimization
  • Omni-Channel Retailing Logistics
  • eFulfillment Technology and Trends

CSCMP LogoCo-sponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

CSCMP members receive an additional 5% discount on the lowest rate.