Supply Chain 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.  Enrollment is open and courses can be started anytime.

Successful completion of the Certificate in Supply Chain 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.

For students registering after October 1, 2016, a certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the four courses listed below:  The registration fee is $1400 for the four courses. (This does not include the price of the textbook for LGM-100 and LGM-102.)   Starting October 1, 2016, students will register directly through IATA.  Students have 18 months to complete the program. 

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 

Final exam delivered online.  Passing score - 80%.  Attempts allowed - 3.

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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

Final exam delivered online.  Passing score - 60%.  Attempts allowed - 2.

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LGM-102  Logistics Management for Aviation:

This course prepares the students to examine ways for optimizing the physical flow of goods and materials within a firm from acquisition through production, and movement through channels of distribution. The course primarily focuses on applying logistics theory in materials handling, managing inventory, planning capacities, and locating distribution centers.

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

  • Discuss the role of logistics management in the aviation/aerospace industry and understand major global supply chain strategies.
  • Understand the importance of customer service measures as a key indicator of logistics system effectiveness and the importance of improving customer service performance.
  • Understand the role of information systems and internet technology in inventory management, order processing and supply chain integration.
  • Appraise those factors and processes involved in logistics system planning and describe the nature and techniques of strategic logistics planning.
  • Explain and understand methods for controlling the logistics operating system through inventory management and project management.
  • Examine the role of transportation and warehousing in the logistics system, issues associated with product packaging and the concepts of total costs.

This course requires the separate purchase of a text book:

Supply chain logistics management (4th ed.).

ISBN: 9781121491656, purchase the eBook:  Click HERE to purchase.

Final exam delivered online.  Passing score - 80%.  Attempts allowed - 3.

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LGM 103 Cargo Advanced Rating and Marketing

Since 1977, IATA has developed cargo agent training with the help of experts from member airlines and associations. This course uses our expertise to provide knowledge on cargo rating principles and Air Waybill completion, as well as basic marketing procedures. This course is the ideal way for you to refresh your knowledge and learn new skills for career development.

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

  • Apply advanced construction and combination principles for unpublished rates
  • Calculate rates and charges for mixed consignments, Unit Load Devices (ULDs) and complete air waybill
  • Describe and use pricing strategies
  • Determine an advertising budget and plan, selecting advertising media channels

Final exam delivered online.  Passing score - 60%.  Attempts allowed - 2.

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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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