Cargo Logistics Management Certificate with IATA


Cargo Introductory Course

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide has joined forces with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to bring you an online supply chain management certificate.

Designed for individuals currently working in the industry, the certificate’s coursework will address topics such as basic cargo procedures, loading, sourcing, procurement, packaging, distribution and customer service.  Courses are offered fully online and are self-paced.

Successful completion of the Certificate in Cargo Logistics Management, offered in conjunction with IATA, results in students being awarded the Air Cargo Professional (ACP) designation from IATA.   Please visit IATA’s website for more information.

A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the courses listed below:  The registration fee is $1000 for both courses. (This does not include the price of the textbook for LGM-100.)

LGM-100 Integrated Logistics Management:

The focus of this course is on integrated logistics management.  Although different organizations define the concept differently, at its core, integrated logistics is all about the systematic management of activities associated with the delivery of goods and services to meet a customer's needs. As a result, this course addresses the cross-functional management of a number of activities including sourcing, procurement, packaging, in-bound transportation, warehousing, inventory management, distribution, customer service, and reverse logistics where appropriate. Additional topics include the concept of life cycle cost, outsourcing, performance management, international logistics, and the role of web and EDI in managing the logistics information needs of the enterprise. 

This course requires the separate purchase of a text book: Contemporary Logistics, 11th edition by Paul Murphy;

Print ISBN: 9780132953467, 0132953463 ; eText ISBN: 9780133776140 

LGM-101 IATA Cargo Introductory Course:

The training covers basic cargo procedures as operation of freight forwarders and airline cargo units,type of aircrafts and loading, Air Waybill completion and basic rating, IATA geography, TACT, OAG, and other cargo manuals. 

Upon completing this course the students will have the skills to:

  • Identify air cargo terms and expressions
  • Control and maximize the use of space in aircraft holds
  • Understand aircraft routings and industry manuals such as TACT and OAG World Airways Guides
  • Apply basic rating principles and state and operator variation
  • Follow IATA standards to accept cargo and complete documents and improve customer service

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Who Should Attend

Cargo agents and freight forwarders

These courses are open enrollment, you may register anytime.  Students will be given one year to complete both courses. 

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