Differentiate between mechanized, semi-automated, automated, and information-directed handling systems. Explain the roles and differences between consumer and industrial focused packaging. Describe how the changes in transportation security since 9/11 have impacted global sourcing. Discuss the logistics considerations for operating in the global supply chain. Identify controllable and uncontrollable factors of global sourcing of an aviation or aerospace firm and apply a strategy to manage their global supply chain. Compare and contrast the operating characteristics of the five basic modes of transportation. Define the roles and responsibilities of the participants or parties of the transportation system. Describe the principles of economies of distance, weight, and density. Evaluate the roles of reactive and proactive consolidation to transportation productivity.