Program Overview

The Distribution Management program is designed to train capable entry-level personnel in logistics/distribution operations. Logistics is the management of the flow or resources, between the point of origin and the point of destination. Distribution is the movement of goods and services from the source through a distribution channel, to the final customer, consumer, or user.

This program, offered at Wake Technical Community College, intends to give the students a basic knowledge of foreign trade definitions, payment terms and financing, commercial terms in foreign languages, understanding drafts and letters of credit, government foreign trade controls, export shipping documents, export invoices and packing lists, and export traffic procedures. This also includes insurance, calculating prices, and customs procedures, and documentation activities related to the total operation in logistics/distribution management. A systems approach to managing activities with traffic, transportation, inventory management and control, warehousing, packaging, order processing, and materials handling will also be discussed.

This program also includes the advantages and the barriers of purchasing internationally, global sourcing, procurement technology, and purchasing processes. It emphasizes issues of contract administration, location and evaluation of foreign suppliers, total cost approach, exchange fluctuations, customs procedures and related topics. This program provides distribution professionals with the necessary vocabulary and knowledge to compete in today’s complex and evolving global distribution environment. Participants may gain new insights and skills through lectures and a series of threaded exercises done in both individual and group sessions. All manufactured products must eventually be distributed to customers in order to complete the cash-to-cash cycle. Effective distribution management is the final activity that allows the revenue to be realized.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Wake Technical Community College, also known as Wake Tech, is a 2-year community college and technical training institute, with campus locations through Wake County, NC. Wake Tech was founded as the Wake County Industrial Education Center in 1958. The institution received its current name in 1987. The academic and training programs at Wake Tech are built on the values of respect, responsibility, critical thinking, accountability, collaboration and communication.

    Wake Tech offers diplomas, certificates, and associate's degrees. Wake Tech offers an online learning program that provides an alternative to taking classes in the traditional classroom environment. Wake Tech’s online programs include degrees, diplomas, and certificates.


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