Let’s change gears this week and look at the advances of logistics and what has happened in our society as a result. Please choose ONE of the following topics as your initial post. It is not necessary to make a post/comments about every topic in your initial post. This allows everyone to choose a topic that is most of interest to them.For this discussion, the initial post by each student should be in the range of 200-250 words.Discuss some of the problems faced by our transportation systems. (This is really a broad topic.)Describe how advances in transportation technology contribute to our improved economic conditions and standards of living.Explain how transportation achieves economies of scale that result in efficiencies and improved access to materials and markets. How has this affected your life?module 3Hi Everyone! Please choose ONE of the following topics as your initial post. It is not necessary to make a post/comments about every topic in your initial post. This allows everyone to choose a topic that is most of interest to them. For this discussion, the initial post by each student should be in the range of 200-250 words.1) Explain why governments regulate and subsidize transportation. What do you think about the high speed rail system (proposed) in California? Here is a very recent article on the topic. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/15/future-california-multi-billion-dollar-bullet-train-becomes-election-issue-for/2) Explain how the interplay of cost of service and benefit of service result in a marketing clearing price for transportation services. Give examples. module 4Hi Everyone! Please choose ONE of the following topics as your initial post. It is not necessary to make a post/comments about every topic in your initial post. This allows everyone to choose a topic that is most of interest to them. For this discussion, the initial post by each student should be in the range of 200-250 words. Also, there should be a minimum of three posts by everyone.What do you think about the internet as a mode of transportation?What issues are there in these transportation modes (rail, inland waterways, highways)?module 5Hi Everyone! Please choose ONE of the following topics as your initial post. It is not necessary to make a post/comments about every topic in your initial post. This allows everyone to choose a topic that is most of interest to them. For this discussion, the initial post by each student should be in the range of 200-250 words. Also, there should be a minimum of three posts by everyone.Explain the structures of the pipeline transportation industry and the current issues facing the industry.Explain the structures of the air cargo industry and the current issues facing the industry.Explain the structures of the water cargo industry and the current issues facing the industry.For the structure you choose to discuss, find at least one web reference that provides further information on the topic.module 6Hi Everyone! Please choose ONE of the following topics as your initial post. It is not necessary to make a post/comments about every topic in your initial post. This allows everyone to choose a topic that is most of interest to them. For this discussion, the initial post by each student should be in the range of 200-250 words. Also, there should be a minimum of three posts by everyone.Discuss the risks associated with the functioning of the supply chain.Discuss the four techniques for managing transportation risk.Identify the challenges in balancing transportation security and global trade efficiency. How does clearing Customs affect this?module 7Hi Everyone! Please choose ONE of the following topics as your initial post. It is not necessary to make a post/comments about every topic in your initial post. This allows everyone to choose a topic that is most of interest to them. For this discussion, the initial post by each student should be in the range of 200-250 words. Also, there should be a minimum of three posts by everyone.How much paperwork is actually necessary to get the job done in logistics? What about domestic versus global logistics?Discuss the three critical flows in logistics: information, finance and trade. Which is this most (least) important?Discuss the payment terms options available to exporters and importers.Why is intermodal transportation so important in global trade?module 8Hi Everyone! Please choose ONE of the following topics as your initial post. It is not necessary to make a post/comments about every topic in your initial post. This allows everyone to choose a topic that is most of interest to them. For this discussion, the initial post by each student should be in the range of 200-250 words. Also, there should be a minimum of three posts by everyone.Describe outsourcing of non-core activities. What reasons would cause a company to outsource at all? What needs to be avoided in outsourcing?What is a 3PL provider (give an example) and what role does one play in the movement of goods?

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