Global logistics and supply chain management connect the internal functions of an organization with other institutions around the globe. It is vital to understand the roles of logistics and supply chain management in a global economy where individuals and organizations have access to markets across the world. This field requires critical thinking and problem-solving skills to coordinate the movement of goods and services that may be separated by a few feet or thousands of miles. In an industry always striving for optimization, decision-making skills are paramount. The AC Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management (GLSCM) pathway enables students to practice innovative and critical thinking skills as they develop solutions to authentic logistics problems businesses regularly face both locally and internationally. Students will learn the complexities businesses deal with in securing raw materials from distant locations, moving them across multiple borders, receiving them in various ports, transporting them to warehouses accessible through multiple modes of transportation, storing them efficiently or employing the just-in-time model, and then distributing them to customers through networks that properly balance transit time with a cost. Logistics is indispensable for the U.S. economy, constituting nearly 9 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). Completers of the GLSCM pathway master extensive field related technical content that prepares them for a wide array of opportunities after high school.



    Course Description: This course engages students in solving contextual problems related to the concepts of supply chains, warehouse location, contingency planning, insourcing and outsourcing, and expanding existing supply chains. These concepts form the basis of global logistics and supply chain management and help students understand how professionals examine options to maximize the use of resources across distribution networks.

    Course Description: This course compels students to explore deeper understandings of the concepts they discovered in the previous course as they navigate projects on warehouse design, inventory management, transportation optimization, information technology, emergency responsiveness, and the supply chain for manufacturing. Students use their experiences in this course to discover ways that professionals minimize the outlay of resources while improving efficiency and ability in the global market.
    Course Description: This advanced course offers challenging projects that require students to look at the global implications of the industry in more earnest as they experiment with decisions over intermodal transportation, route selection, international shipping regulations, emergency preparedness, cultural awareness, business ethics, and international trade restrictions related to a distribution strategy. Students develop their understanding of the industry in this course and truly build their awareness of the challenges of doing business in a world with multiple borders that must be traversed.
    Course Description: This advanced course allows students to see the implications of all the concepts they learned in the previous three courses as they consider environmental impact, selecting business partners in a global and domestic chain, information technology, and decisions regarding e-commerce. Students explore the ongoing need to balance dependability and resource outlay in meeting customer demands around the world. Projects will expand students’ decision-making skills as they tackle issues related to transportation, distribution networks, and manufacturing.