SCP701 - Logistics Systems I

Outline info
Last revision date 2018-06-12 11:19:22.231
Last review date 2018-07-16 00:15:00.535

Subject Title
Logistics Systems I

Subject Description
Students will evaluate the appropriateness of various modes of transportation and distribution networks in a range of situations.

Credit Status
One Full Credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Identify various modes of transportation.
2. Interpret current traffic terminology and acronyms such as bills of lading (BL), truckload (TL), and less than truckload (LTL).
3. Identify compliance with legislation and regulation to transport dangerous goods.
4. Identify various options for warehousing and distribution centers.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

2 or 3 year college diploma in business, engineering, hospitality, IT, transportation, or significant work experience.

Topic Outline

  • Transportation modes
  • Bill of lading
  • Truck load certificates
  • Transportation of dangerous goods
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Training and development
  • Warehousing and distribution centres

Mode of Instruction
A combination of teaching methods will be utilized which may include lectures, case studies, discussions, group and individual work.

This subject is delivered online. This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities. 

Prescribed Texts
In-class delivery (updated for fall 2017):
Title:          Supply Chain management:  A Logistics Perspective
Authors:   John J. Coyle, C-John Langley Jr., Robert A. Novack and Brian J. Gibson
Publisher:  Cengage Learning
Edition:      10th
ISBN:         9781305859975

Online delivery: 
Title:          Principles of Supply chain Management:  A Balanced Approach
Authors:   Wisner, Joel D., Keah-Choon, tan, & G. Keong Leong
Publisher:  USA: Cengage, 2016, Print or eText
Edition:       4th
ISBN-13: 9781285428314

Reference Material
Further course readings/viewings other than the textbook  may be required in the course. All further course readings/viewings are accessed free via the Internet. Links to further readings/viewings are embedded and accessible in the weekly module content.

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Assignments are due on the dates specified. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor prior to the assignment due date so that an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two weeks from the due date.

In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail. Please ensure that all assignments and reports are properly documented.

Students are referred to the following website for Seneca College Library style guides, Academic Honesty Policy and Copyright guidelines:  http:/

Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the event of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.

English Competency
The ability to communicate effectively is essential for success in business. Therefore, you must demonstrate English competency in this course in both oral and written work. Ensure your written work includes correct sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. Always spell check, edit and proofread your work.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:


Quiz/Quizzes 10%
Assignment(s) 20%
Case Study/Studies 30%
Final Exam 40%

Discussion Questions (2) 20%
Assignments (2) 30%
Quizzes (2) 20%
Exercise (1) 10%
Case Study (1) 20%

Online: All the academic policies of the College at which you registered apply. This includes, but is not limited to policies related to grading, supplemental exams, deferred exams and accommodations. 

Please retain this course outline document for future educational and/or employment use.

Academic Program Manager:
Emiliano Introcaso

Approved by: Academic Program Manager Emiliano Introcaso