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Executive Education Series

The NUTC 2021 Executive Education course will be offered in hybrid teaching mode (in person or remote attendance) this fall.  Should circumstances change and restrictions reimposed by Northwestern, the course could migrate to a remote attendance format only.

Freight Transportation & Logistics: Accelerating First to Last Mile

SEPT. 20 - 22, 2021


As the economy continues its rebound from the pandemic and its impacts, global supply chains and domestic and international freight movement remain under pressure to meet consumer and commercial demands.  Northwestern faculty and industry experts aim to provide practical insights for managing through the rebound and associated uncertainty, while planning for future unknowns in the next normal in an essential three-day Executive Education program. 

NUTC’s Executive Education Freight Transportation & Logistics program has a proven track record of delivering current and forward-looking insight and actionable knowledge into North American and global transportation and supply chains. From domestic transportation (intermodal, parcel and last mile delivery, rail, third-party logistics, trucking), to international (air cargo, ocean shipping, ports), the three-day program provides unmatched insight into how freight moves. Attendees receive a first-hand look at logistics, and supply chain trends, while learning to leverage freight management technology and data analytics in order to enhance efficiency and ensure resilience within their respective organization.

Program content is thoroughly integrated by instructors, to ensure participants gain a comprehensive understanding and unique perspective of both domestic and international transportation sectors. Program content is interactive, providing numerous networking opportunities and in-depth discussions with faculty and fellow attendees. Prior knowledge and experience in logistics, transportation and supply chain management will benefit attendees, but is not a prerequisite. This year's course is specifically designed for early- to mid-level transportation managers, at both carriers and shippers, seeking to deepen their overall knowledge of the freight transportation ecosystem.

Course Leadership


Executive Education

Professional programs for transportation and logistics industry leaders.

NUTC offers a regular series of non-degree, executive courses for professionals in the transportation and logistics industries. The Executive Education Series exposes participants to a wide range of management techniques and decision-making skills to ensure attendees leave the program equipped with what they need to excel in the competitive global business market.

Executive courses are taught by leading authorities in their field and provide a rigorous and comprehensive, yet efficient, educational experience. These multi-day programs are aimed at decision-makers and investors in transportation and logistics, including shippers responsible for purchasing freight transportation domestically or internationally and those in the logistics, traffic, sourcing, and finance functions. Carrier staff and line executives who handle freight operations, marketing, and finances can benefit, as well.

Program content is thoroughly integrated by experienced course faculty, ensuring participants emerge with a comprehensive understanding and dynamic perspective of both domestic and international transportation.





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