What Managers Need To Know

Transportation is vital to our society's proper functioning, providing mobility of people, goods, and services.  It enables people to access job markets and participate in recreational, cultural, educational, and social activities, let alone enable/drive industry value chains.  Moving products to their destination in time for their use is essential in todays fast-paced world.  The transportation field also is a major contributor to the economy, as a consumer of resources and as a supplier of jobs.  IT, especially in light of emrging information technologies, is fundamental to transportation.

Transportation functions in a very complex environment which, at the beginning of the 21st Century, is characterized by constant change in the technological, regulatory, and legal frameworks. Transportation professionals must not only be able to meet the technological challenges of new systems and emerging technologies, they must also be capable of fitting these systems into the social, economic, and physical environments in a manner that improves the quality of life for all stakeholders, while ensuring competive advantage.


This certificate will prepare candidates to help integrate their value chain through leading edge IT strategies and services.  It is appropriate for any specific type of transportation (e.g., railroad, airlines, trucking, shipping, etc.) looking for opportunities to leverage IT from the front office marketing to customers to the support of its complex equipment and infrastructure.


Understanding emerging information technologies and their impact on the industry, and the roles and responsibilities of IT and non-IT stakeholders in leveraging these emerging technologies in light of the digital transformation will be at the heart of all of the courses.


Management Competencies

GIIM will work with you to derive the appropriate focus & content for the courses within this certificate, based on the specific transportation industry (e.g, air, rail, truck, ship), and the backgrounds and objectives of the candidates.  These courses address how the digital transformation and emerging information technologies enables/drives innovation, especially by leveraging technology to gain competitive advantage.


The template of the four courses for this certificate are:

1. The Transportation Industry Trends and Issues

The certificate starts with the business imperatives of companies operating in this sector, and their approach to creating an IT strategic plan and project roadmap intended to create worthwhile business value. The unique challenges of regulatory compliance, state requirements, security, massive data sets, super-computing, networks to extreme locations etc. are also addressed. This course focuses on how the digital transformation enables innovation, especially by leveraging emerging technologies (e.g., blockchain, AI, Robotics Process Automation, social media, analytics, big data) to empower customers/clients, along with the ever changing regulatory considerations, and demand to improve employee efficiency and effectiveness. 



2. The Transportation Industry Technical-Processes

The certificate then deals with the emerging information technologies involved in the transportation technical systems and processes for building, maintaining, scheduling, and load matching, and the complex reporting and monitoring systems required across the entire transportation ecosystem.



3. The Transportation Industry IT Back Office Operations

The third course deals with the business functions and processes that support funding, development and production, such as Finance, HR, Production Accounting, Insurance, Legal, Tax, Treasury etc.



4. The Transportation Industry Best Practices

The fourth and final course deals with best-practice execution, in terms of organizational governance, marketing, sourcing and vendor management, portfolio and project management, and service delivery that integrates the content from the first three courses and extends it across the internal company to customers/clients.



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