Logistics professionals have created a strong partnership in a premier warehousing and distribution . With excellence as the objective, this combination of businessmen and educators have established the Center for Logistics Management to provide classroom study and hands-on training in distribution, manufacturing, warehousing, purchasing, and marketing. The Center for Logistics Management was founded in 1988.
The mission of the Center for Logistics Management is to create and disseminate new knowledge in logistics and supply chain management, educate students and practitioners in logistics excellence, and to contribute to the effective practice of supply chain management.
Logistics Management activities typically include inbound and outbound transportation management, fleet management, warehousing, materials handling, order fulfillment, logistics network design, inventory management, supply/demand planning, and management of third party logistics services providers. To varying degrees, the logistics function also includes sourcing and procurement, production planning and scheduling, packaging and assembly, and customer service. It is involved in all levels of planning and execution – strategic, operational and tactical. Logistics Management is an integrating function, which coordinates and optimizes all logistics activities, as well as integrates logistics activities with other functions including marketing, sales manufacturing, finance and information technology.