IBUS 75 International Logistics


  1. Global Trade & Marketing

  2. Product - Place - Price - Promotion

  3. Supply Chain = Sale to Fulfillment

  4. Logistics = The Physical Movement


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.

Business Laws

 “Cognitive capacity—as opposed to brawn—

continues to become a surer path to climb

that ladder into the middle class.” 

-Joe Biden

  • 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

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)

Module 1: Logistics- The Basics

Orientation/Course Introduction

---Submit a short biography and what you will expect to gain from this class.
A1. ​​​Complete a short essay on your reaction to Professor Mucci's Respect Based Management & Class Process
A2. Submit a list of the Student Learning Outcomes from the syllabus.
A3. Submit a simple explanation of logistics.

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Module 2: Global Trade

Project Part 1

Supply Chain Management

US West Coast Logistics

A1. How has technology reduced the demand for physical labor in the logistics network?
A2. What are the most sought after skills for logistics professionals?

Module 3: Transportation

Maritime Policy

Carrier Alliances

A1.​ 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? 
A2. What are the most common ocean container types & sizes?
A3. How many U.S. Flag cargo ships required U.S. 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?
A4. How has the ILWU evolved and contributed to the cargo growth of the Ports of LA/LGB?
A5. Provide an example of unique air shipment that requires special handling.
A6. What are the west to eat rail carriers & routes? List major origins & destination rails terminals by city.
A7. What are the different types of rail equipment that moves west to east and the associated costs for each type of equipment?
A8. How has the implementation of double stack rails service changes the economics of import cargo routings?
A9. What are the trailer types/sizes of long haul trailers?
A10. What are the single driver and two man team truck driver rates from LA to New York?
A11. What are the typical truck cargo flows in the western states?
A12. What are the key factors in site location for a warehouse?

Module 4: Fulfillment

Demand Planning

A1. What are the benefits of full time and temporary labor? What should be the balance between full time and temporary labor and why?
A2. What are some of the best sourcing locations for hand bags to be sold on the internet? Why?
A3. What are the growth trends for online sales of fashion goods?
A4. What are some of the logistics problems demand planning can relieve?

Module 5: Creating Highly Reliable Cost Effective Logistics

Project Due

Highly Reliable

Cost Effective

System Approach

A1.​​​ Explain how logistics has changed in the last 20 years from a silo type process to a coordinated system approach (orchestra)?

A2. Submit your completed Highly Reliable Cost Effective Logistics Project