• Patrick's Law = Revenue Certainty

  • Mucci's Law = Intimate Knowledge of the Basic Transaction

  • Jon's Law  = Don't Mistake Understanding and Compassion for Weakness

  • McMullen's Law = Have an Exit Strategy

  • Mycha's Law  = A Customer will pay the Minimum to get Basic Set of Needs met.

  • Bruce's Law = Adapatible Organizations have a Strategic Advantage

  • Sean's Law = Highly Reliable Cost Effective Logistics 

  • Block's Law: Service over Self Interest

  • Eddie's Law: Not That Complicated

IBUS 75 International Logistics

Business Plan Envelop

Bring and Display your Business/Logistics Plan

and Identification Envelop to every class. Add

key points towards your intimate knowledge 

of the basic plan on the  back of the envelop.

(Not for Online Course)

 “Cognitive capacity—as opposed to brawn—

continues to become a surer path to climb

that ladder into the middle class.” Joe Biden

Do I Have What it Takes?

1. Collaborative

2. Curious

3. Future Focused

4. Self-Fulfilled

5. Tech-Savvy

6. Action Oriented

A Student's Professor

Care and Show It!

Know the Material

Makes it Simple

A Vegas Lounge Act (PG13-R)

Challenge Students to Grow

Makes Effort to Accommodate

  Students Unique Needs (Just Need to Ask)

Week 1 Logistics - The Basics

Orientation/Course Introduction

Week 2 Global Trade

Supply Chain Management

US West Coast Logistics

Week 3 Social & Technology



Week 4 Ocean Transportation

Maritime Policy

Carrier Alliances

Week 4 Ocean Transportation

Vessel Routing/Loading

Staying Afloat

Week 5 Air Transportation

Speed vs Price vs Volume

Air Transport Package Logistics

Heavy Freight

Week 6 Rail Transportation

Lowest Cost Domestic Mode

between Major Populations

Week 7 Truck Transportation

Most Flexible Domestic Mode

Week 8 Warehousing Storage

Space Cost - Labor Cost - Velocity

Week 9 Orchestrating Logistics

Logistics Project 

Production Metrics

Week 10 On Line Fulfillment

Demand Planning


Week 11 Orchestrating Logistics

Order Fulfillment

Week 12 Creating Highly Reliable Cost Effective Logistics

Highly Reliable

Cost Effective

System Approach

Week 13 Student Forum Careers

Week 13 Student Forum

Logistics Jobs




Week 14 Student Forum HRCF Logistics Network

Present Highly Reliable

Cost Effective

Logistics Models



Week 15

Compliance & Security



Week 16

Final Exam  Weeks 1-15

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This is not a "traditional academic process" course. It uses a combination of "evidenced based" learning modalities and processes routinely found in the business community to meet the academic standards while making the experience more productive and enjoyable for the students.

A4: Submit a simple explanation of logisitcs

A5: How has technology reduced the demand for physical labor in the logistics networks?

A6: What are the most sought after skills for logistics professionals?


A7: If you shipped a container with Maersk Line, from Hong Kong to LA/LGB, what ocean carrier might carry the container and what terminal would unload it? 

A9: How has the ILWU evolved and contributed to the cargo growth of the Ports of LA/LGB?

A11: What are the west to east rail carriers & routes (list tmajor origins & destination rail terminals by city)?

A12: What are the different types of rail equipment that moves west to east and the associated costs for each type of equipment?

E6: How has the implementation of double stack rails service changes the economics of import cargo routings?

A13: What are the trailer types/sizes of long haul trailers?

A14: What are the single driver and two man team truck rates from LA to New York?

A15: What are the typical truck cargo flows in the western states?

E7: What are the requirements for drivers that make last deliveries for Amazon?

E8: What are the pros & cons of being a harbor drayage driver?

A16: What are the key factors in site location for a warehouse?

A17: What are the benefits of full time and temporary labor? What should be the balance between full time and temporary labor and why?

E9: What are the critical skills required for future warehouse workers?

A18: Where are some of the best sourcing locations for Hand Bags to be sold on the internet? Why?

A19: What are the growth trends for online sales of fashion goods?

E10: What are the best shipping locations to fulfill online orders delivered in the US?

  1. Global Trade & Marketing

  2. Product - Place - Price - Promotion

  3. Supply Chain - Sale to Fulfillment

  4. Logistics - The Physical Movement

A1: ​​​Complete a short essay on your reaction to Professor Mucci's Respect Based Management & Class Process


A2: ​​​Submit a short biography and what you expect to gain from this class

A3: ​​​Submit a list of the Student Learning Outcomes from the Syllabus

E1: Why is "Pull" Supply Chain superior to "Push"?

E2: Why does LA/LGB handle 40% of US Container Traffic?

A8: What are the most common ocean container types & sizes?


E4: How many US Flag cargo ships required US Merchant Crews in 1960 vs today? Why aren't these american jobs protected like those of coal miners or refrigerator factory workers? Which worker has a greater impact on your security and the costs of your products?

A10: Provide a chart showing the transit time vs price ratio of international air transport and ocean transport.

E5: Provide an example of a unique air shipment that requires special handling.

E3: what are the limitation of autonomous cargo ship?

A20: What are some of the logistics problems demand planning can relieve?

A21: How has logistics changed in the last 20 years from a silo type process to a coordinated system approach (orchestra)?

A22: Submit your completed Highly Reliable Cost Effective Logistics Project.