Transportation Academy Courses
All Transportation Academy courses are first-come, first-served. Attendees are free to select courses among all the topical tracks. No prior sign-up for courses is required during the registration process. See a visual representation of the topical tracks and courses HERE.
Additionally, U.S. Bank will conduct a freight payment lab on Oct. 11. A 1-hour session (time and location TBA) will provide Government shippers and commercial carriers information about U.S. Bank and its freight payment processes. Discussion will include recent cyber security measures as well as updates to payment audibility, trend analysis and reporting now available. Throughout the day, U.S. Bank Freight Payment will also conduct personalized training via dedicated laptops. U.S. Bank technicians will be available to assist with any questions related to invoice approval actions, working with summary invoices, as well as creating specialized reports.
2017 topical tracks
Covers best practices in procurement for DOD agencies and combatant commands with sessions offered by TRANSCOM and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, AT&L. See courses in this track
The rapid evolution in the integration of information technology with transportation and logistics systems maximizes optimization of these systems while simultaneously bringing greater vulnerability. These sessions will define cyber security and best practices, along with identifying stakeholders at TRANSCOM, the Department of Homeland Security, and the commercial sector. See courses in this track
Perspectives from both DOD and commercial sector on the operation of transportation modes for DOD and the collaboration with industry. See courses in this track
These sessions will offer forecasts on new developments and identify how DOD transportation operates within a global logistics system. See courses in this track
Technology is advancing exponentially, and impacting organizations in both the commercial and public sectors. These sessions will examine changes in transportation operating systems including autonomous vehicles, 3D printing and others. See courses in this track
Introduction to Transportation Modes
The basics of all modes – air, truck, rail and maritime – are important to know and build upon. Sessions will offer perspectives from freight forwarding, express shipping, maritime transport and more. See courses in this track
IT Systems & In-Transit Visibility
Our ability to have visibility throughout the logistics process enables us to effectively manage these systems, reduce inventory and more effectively meet customer requirements. These sessions will offer various perspectives on the impact of IT systems. See courses in this track
Leadership & Professional Development
These courses cover the training of logistics leaders and organization leadership,from both a DOD perspective and the Wehmiller Leadership Institute. See courses in this track
Legislation & Policy
What sources impact policy for DOD transportation and acquisition? These sessions offer perspectives from the Office of the Secretary of Defense and TRANSCOM. See courses in this track
What are the logistics of moving patients from the battlefield to medical care when locations may be close or very distance? This track will explore these logistics. See courses in this track
2017 course listings (by topical track)
Contracted carriers global reach | By Oswaldo Bormeo, DHL
Category managment | By Lisa Roberts, OSD ATL
How to prepare a great proposal & avoid mistakes | By Dr. David Hoag, USTRANSCOM
This course will provide insights for any offeror responding to a Request for Proposal (RFP). Discussion will focus on understanding the government RFP and the requirement to avoid mistakes in proposal. Examples of mistakes will be provided during the discussion.
Acquisition at USTRANSCOM – The organization | By Tammy Thouvenot, Marie Pendergast & Gina Lee, USTRANSCOM
This course is intended for government and industry participants who desire to learn how USTRANSCOM acquisition is organized and the mission of each division and branch. This will provide an understanding what services USTRANSCOM acquires through Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) based contracts and USTRANSCOM Acquisition Points of Contact.
USTRANSCOM acquisition tips (small business) | By Suzanne Mudd-Yarber, USTRANSCOM
This course is intended for industry participants to identify where and how to look for opportunities to do business with USTRANSCOM and provide acquisition tips on proposal preparation. Participants will be able to identify where to go to look for opportunities followed by a question and answer session.
The performance work statement | By Andrea Mouser & Keri Lindsco, USTRANSCOM
This session explains the performance work statement (PWS), how the PWS is used, and how to write performance objectives and performance standards as well as appropriate formatting.
Small business opportunities with MSC | By Jim Kanash, Military Sealift Command
How to identify and locate specific business opportunities with Military Sealift Command, and the NAVY, with candid advice and guidance on how to respond to Sources Sought Notices, Market Surveys, and RFIs.
Analytics in defense transportation – A growing opportunity for better decision making | By Bruce Bussler, SES, USTRANSCOM
Sealift readiness prediction – A novel concept | By Dr. Clark Capshaw, Military Sealift Command
Challenged to identify the determinants of ship readiness and build a tool to enable DoD to predict it, this class will present an equation that moves DoD in the right direction. The predictive equation combines metrics from manpower, underway experience, individual/ship class measures, and logistics measures. Preliminary results indicate this tool will be quite useful as a predictive readiness measure.
Cyber security in transportation | By Michael Dining, Volpe, The National Transportation System Center
Insider threats | By Joey Alonso, Quortum
Cyber threats and our globe | by Jeff Stutzman, Wapack Labs
Supply chain risk management | By Jennifer Biscegle, Interos
The DOD Trusted Foundry Program | By Kaye Ortiz, Trusted Foundry
DHS roles & responsibilities with regard to cyber security & industry | By Department of Homeland Security
DOD Cyber Crime Center (DC3)…Keeping you “Left of Boom” | By DC3
Cold War | By Don Stanton, University of Colorado
Transportation engineering | By Shawn Leight, CBB Transportation
Small package express web service | By John Mannino, Global Freight Management; Bernard Cosby, AF LCMC VES/HIA, Jay Powelson, FedEx
GFM developed a Small Package Express web service, CMOS will begin consuming this service early in calendar year 2018 replacing all I2P carrier modules. Join a panel of technical experts, program managers, and SPE super users for a sneak preview of the new system.
AMC operating in an Anti-Access and Area Denial (A2AD) environment | By Gen Carlton D. Everhart, II, Commander, Air Mobility Command
Contested environment | By RADM Dee Mewbourne, Commander, Military Sealift Command
The world is changing. We now have to consider operating in Contested Environments. This course will draw attention to how we must now think differently. Areas to consider include: (a) what additional skills do our commercial mariners need; (b) what changes would we need to make in how we operate.
Domestic arms, ammunition & explosives (AA&E) and transportation protective service (TPS) motor shipments | By Surface Deployment & Distribution Command
Motor/Rail large volume movements (OPR-G3) | By Surface Deployment & Distribution Command
Transportation programs overview for GOCARE, DTR and more (OPR-G3) | By Surface Deployment & Distribution Command
Documentation for CSS/ESS, TCMD, Syncada, CAB & DODACCs (OPR-G6) | By Surface Deployment & Distribution Command
Planning & booking for export traffic release requests (OPR-G3) | By Surface Deployment & Distribution Command
Shipping container management | By Tom Parker, U.S. Transportation Command
This class is designed to inform logistics leaders/professionals on the importance of proper shipping container management and inventory. The class will discuss the new Military Standard 3037 for container inspections, as well as recent changes to policy documents and regulations.
Disaster logistics | By Gilberto Castro, DHL
Global logistics best practices | By Chris Kelly, Center for Joint and Strategic Logistics
Supply chain management, part 1 | By Dr. Cindy Minor, St. Louis University
Supply chain management, part 2 | By Dr. Cindy Minor, St. Louis University
Multi-modal transportation | By Mike Chappel, Global Logistics Providers
International multi-modal transport means the carriage of goods by at least two different modes of transport on the basis of a multi-modal transport contract from a place in one country at which the goods are taken in charge by the multi-modal transport operator to a place designated for delivery situated in a different country. The basic and regularly reoccurring are truck to air, truck to ocean or rail to ocean. To service the Defense Transportation System this can also include tuck to ocean to air to truck or other variant. The multi-modal transport operator has to manage different corporate and industry cultures, processes, and limitations of each mode. Understanding intimately each mode and how to access and manage each to bring the best value to the customer.
Defense Logistics Agency 101 | By Joy Carter & Nat Hale, Defense Logistics Agency
Operations plan/Problem set crosswalk approach to logistics challenges | By Jim Phelps, APICS St. Louis
Automated vehicles 101 | By Jonathan Koopman, Volpe, The National Transportation System Center
Marine Corps logistics innovations | By Kevin Stewart, USMC
The road to saving 100,000 miles through optimization analytics | By Jack Levis, UPS
3D printing & logistics | By Rich Wagner, UPS
The digital supply chain | By Mike Nayden & Harry Krukenberg, Deloitte
Navy logistics | By CAPT Eric Bach, U.S. Navy
USMC innovative logistics | By Capt Chris Wood, USMC
Unmanned aerial vehicles | By Don Stanton, University of Colorado
Trucking updates | By Paul Levine, National Motor Freight Transport
Maritime transportation | By Dave DeBoer, Liberty Global Logistics
The freight forwarder | By Brandon Fried, Airfreight Forwarders Association
Express shipping & e-commerce | By Lloyd Knight, Matt Bracken & Rich Wagner, UPS
Cargo Movement Operations System (CMOS) – How it enhances unit move planning & execution | By Dave Blackford, U.S. Transportation Command
USTRANSCOM J4-L and HQ USMC will discuss new and innovative ways to use CMOS for moving unit move cargo via organic/convoy routes as well as utilizing satellite technology with CMOS for visibility over the last tactical mile. The CMOS Program Office will be on-hand to provide a live demonstration, talk about upcoming capabilities and interfaces, and answer any systems related questions.
Integrated Booking System & GATES (OPR-G3) | By Surface Deployment & Distribution Command
Global Freight Managment (GFM) overview (OPR-G6) | By Surface Deployment & Distribution Command
Training logistics leaders| By James Hodge, Institute for Defense Readiness
The Cube: General Darren McDew’s leadership perspective | By Gen Darren McDew, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command
Growing future leaders is crucial in advancing your organization’s strategy. Discover how to do so and to “not” waste talent with “The Cube,” the most hard-hitting, no-punches-pulled presentation on leadership you’ll ever hear.
Performance & Trust – How high performing teams are built through behavior | By Matt Whiatt, Barry-Wehmiller Leadership Institute
Government ethics | By Lou Rae Langevin, USTRANSCOM
Foreign entity vetting | By Pieter Ries, USTRANSCOM
Congress – How it works & current legislation impacting defense transportation | By Kurt LaFrance, USTRANSCOM
Update on OSD transportation policy | By Adam Yearwood, OSDTP
Foxhole to hospital | By Col Paul Friedrichs, USTRANSCOM
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