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Last approved: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:01:34 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:54:41 GMT

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CE (Civil Engineering)
708
032564
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Transportation Logistics Planning and Optimization
Transp Log Plan and Opt
College of Engineering
Civil Engineering (14CE)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Alternate Even Years
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
2
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
CE 595-001Spring 20146
CE 795-001/601Fall 20165 / 3
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
15
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
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Lecture88NoGraduate students
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LEC55NoGraduate students


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
The mathematical treatment of transportation logistics from the perspective of infrastructure providers and system operators, including models used by freight service providers to determine how they will meet the demands for freight service. Private and common carrier operations are covered. Rail, truck, and air are the primary modes examined.

Transportation systems graduate students need to have an understanding of how freight services are provided, how the demand for those services is created, and the models and analytical tools used to find the best service solutions possible.


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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of EngineeringMichael KayISE department offers a course on Logistics Engineering (ISE 754), but does not find any conflict.
Part of regular faculty teaching load

The primary objective is to learn about mathematical treatments of transportation logistics from the perspective of infrastructure providers and system operators, including models used by freight service providers to determine how they will meet the demands for freight service. Private and common carrier operations are covered. Rail, truck, and air are the primary modes examined.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to. . .


Explain the origins of freight demand, the reasons why the demand varies, and the nature of the marketplace in which that demand is met by freight supply.


Explain how models of freight services should be developed and the implications of alternate formulations.


Formulate mathematical programming optimization models that can be used to determine the nature of the service that should be provided to meet the freight demands.


Calculate the costs of a service as well as the resource requirments.


Design freight services that meet the demands of freight shippers, individually and collectively.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Test50%Mid-term exam (20%) and final exam (30%)
Major Paper20%The term paper is to present a journal-quality quantitative analysis of a particular logistics problem. It is to be prepared following the TRB journal paper specifications
Homework30%Five homework assignments occur during the semester. They are principally drawn from the textbook. They are quantitative and reinforce the analysis procedures and modeling paradigms presented in the class
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction / Setting the Context1 weekLecture and discussion
Methods and modeling2 weeksLecture, discussion, and homework
Supply chain systems and models2 weeksLecture, discussion, and homework
Vehicle routing, scheduling, and fleet sizing3.5 weeksLecture, discussion, and homework
Reliability Treatments1 weekLecture and discussion
Inventory Systems1.5 weeksLecture, discussion, and homework
Network Flow Routing3 weeksLecture, discussion, and homework
Exam reviews1 weekLecture and discussion
gflist 02/11/2018

1) The syllabus now lists full information about the text.
2) Dr. Steve Allen, and his colleague, Dr. Donald Warsing, indicate there is not a conflict with courses taught by the business school. And a check with Dr. Michael Kay, in ISE, who teaches a similar course, indicated that it made sense to offer both classes because of differences in emphasis
3) CE 703, Transportation Economics, is very different. It focuses on the application of economic theory to transportation. The textbooks employed are very different in emphasis. CE 703 focuses on modeling the demand for transport services and the supply. The principle tool employed is regression analysis to fit models to data and test theories of the impact of changes. CE 708 is focused on routing, scheduling, fleet sizing, resource investment decision-making, supply chain models, and similar topics.
4) The additional references view the issue of transportation logistics from different perspectives. They also provide more detailed descriptions of some of the models and quantitative analysis methods presented in the class.
5) The late submission policy now states: " Late assignments will be accepted up to one week past the due date. Beyond this, requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis."
5) More information about the homework assignments has been presented. The syllabus now says: "Five homework assignments will occur during the semester. They are principally drawn from the textbook. They are quantitative and reinforce the analysis procedures and modeling paradigms presented in the class."

Please note that the syllabus uploaded is for the next anticipated offering. The syllabus for the most recent offering can be provided if requested.

mlnosbis 11/15/2017:
1) Syllabus should include full text information, including year and publisher.
2) Suggest consultation with College of Management because of potential course overlap. Contact Dr. Steve Allen (sgallen@ncsu.edu) for consultation, and enter consultation summary in the consultation summary field of the CIM form.
3) Note that also in the workflow is a course action for CE 703: Economic Analysis of Transportation systems. Is there a high demand for this subject?

pjharrie - 11/16/17 - how does this course intersect with CE 703? Also, what role do the additional references play? Is there a penalty for late assignments? A little more info on the nature of the homework assignments would be helpful.

ABGS Reviewer Comments 2/19/2018:
- late assignments are accepted up to one week of the due date, but no penalty is specified, which seems an odd policy, so much so that I wonder if the penalty was inadvertently omitted. Instructor should list a penalty if there is one.

gflist 2/21/2018
- The text regarding late assignments has been updated to indicate that 50%credit will be given for assignments turned in up to a week late.
ranji (Sat, 29 Oct 2016 18:08:14 GMT): Some data from prior offerings would likely be requested as this proposal goes forward. Suggest holding until data from offering as special topic is available.
ranji (Sat, 29 Oct 2016 18:10:22 GMT): Rollback: Data from prior offering as special topic would likely be requested as this proposal moves forward. Suggest holding this until that data is available.
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