College introduces new online logistics course

Central Arizona College will offer a new course in logistics this fall to teach students the fundamentals of management.

According to a college press release, logistics is the art of getting the right products to the right place at the right time and in the right condition. It is a critical function of businesses today that strive for a competitive advantage, according to the release.

The course, Fundamentals of Logistics – Organization Management is a three-credit class that will be offered online from Sept. 1 through Dec. 13. Students will learn the basics of procurement, inventory, transportation, warehousing, supply chain management, sustainability and more, according to the release.

Phoenix and Tucson are ideal areas for jobs involving logistics and supply management, according to the release, because their importance to distribution points in Mexico and California. Major industries such as Ross Laboratory, Frito Lay and Franklin Foods have identified Pinal County specifi-cally as a favorable location to call home, according to the release.

“Local industry representatives identified projected future job needs and requested courses such as BUS292. This new Logistics – Organizational Management course will provide some foundation for a skilled workforce to support current and developing industries while contributing to the economic development of Pinal County,” Gayle Haro, business department chair for CAC, said in the release.

The course is part of the Associate of Applied Science business degree and transfers into both the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University logistics and supply chain management Bachelor of Science degree programs, according to the release.

For more information or to register, visit www.centralaz.edu/business or call 520-494-5487.

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