Transportation and Logistics Management students receive MercuryGate training and certification


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Twelve students in the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Transportation and Logistics Management (TLM) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) programs recently took advantage of an invaluable opportunity to receive training and certification for the MercuryGate Transportation Management System.

MercuryGate is the world’s largest transportation management system, deployed in more than 126 countries with more than three million daily logins. UWS students in TLM and SCM were offered this supplemental training fall semester as part of a voluntary pilot program to be completed on their own time.

After approximately 8.5 hours of video and interactive guided workflow simulation training in the MercuryGate TMS, students earned a certificate of completion from MercuryGate and could sit for the MercuryGate Best Practices Execution Level 1 certification exam. The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) generously covered the exam fee for students who enrolled in the training.  

“The trend toward digitization in transportation/logistics/supply chain management has been greatly accelerated in this era of COVID-19,” said Daniel Rust, UW-Superior Transportation and Logistics Management associate professor. “Demonstrating mastery of the basic functions of a transportation management system, such as MercuryGate, gives our graduates an advantage in finding industry employment – even among companies that might not currently use MercuryGate. This additional credential shows employers that the graduate not only has the solid academic foundation gained in the classroom, but also already has experience using state-of-the-art industry technology.”

The TLM and SCM programs have integrated more computer simulation and technology-based training into curriculum in response to distance learning requirements during the pandemic.

“A silver lining of distance learning for our students has been the opportunity to learn computer systems and remote work skills that are reflective of the industry’s current work environment,” said Rust. “I foresee that the MercuryGate training opportunity will be offered to more UWS students in the future.”

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