Assessment and Data Collection Strategy and Master Program Competencies

Assessment and Data Collection Strategy

The learning outcomes for WEAVE will focus on four subject matter areas: 1) Planning/Strategy: 2) Operations/Management: 3) Systems/Analysis/Modeling; and 4) Transportation Policy.  To support measurement of these four subject matter areas the data will be collected from the core curriculum courses (IET 570, IET 571, IET 615, IET 670, IET 671 & IET 672).

The electives are comprised of certificates (e.g., the Graduate Certificate in Economic Development) and these certificates have their own WEAVE Program-level Assessment maintained by the certificate’s home academic unit. 


Program competencies 

Planning and Strategies:

    • Concepts and approaches to analysis and resolution of international logistics problems
    • Supply chain strategies and planning
    • Strategic marketing in global supply chain
    • Impact of international trade on economic development
    • Aggregate planning  strategies in supply chain and sourcing decision
    • Transportation rules and regulations and the impact on transportation performances
    • Economic development strategies that communities have adopted in response to globalization

Operations and Management:

  • Management of core logistics functions, cost integration 
  • From a hub port city to a global supply chain management center – case studies
  • Impact of transportation on industry, national, and global economy
  • Evaluating the supply chain performance
  • Logistic service provider and client relationship 
  • Strategic warehouse and material management
  • Measuring the supply chain risk and vulnerability
  • Coordinating replenishment mechanisms in supply chain – multimodal options
  • Outsourcing to emerging markets, make or buy evaluation process
  • Ethics in supply chain techniques - case studies

Systems Analysis, Modeling, Quantification:

  • Systems approach and application to transportation engineering and planning
  •  Service capabilities and performance of logistics
  • Strategic product-distribution model and multimodal transportation
  • Managing economies of scale in supply chain
  • Transportation network analysis and equilibrium assignment
  • Decision analysis and multidimensional evaluation of transportation projects
  • The inventory value of information sharing
  • Proactive planning for catastrophic events

Transportation and Policy

  • Worldview of trade and transport  logistics
  • Supply chain modeling – past, present and future
  • Tools and techniques of supply chain management issues at hand
  • A global supply chain framework
  • Familiarity with regional economic development approaches in other countries