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About Us

The Center for Logistics Education and Research is a private and university-funded center within the Department of Marketing and Logistics in the College of Business (CoB) at the University of North Texas (UNT). The Logistics Center is a private not-for-profit foundation committed to excellence in logistics education. The enter establishes a partnership between businesses and the academic community designed to advance the study and practice of logistics and supply chain management in Texas, nationally and globally.

The Logistics Center integrates the resources and expertise of academic faculty and students with those of industry in order to achieve its mission and objectives. The activities of the Logistics Center will benefit students, faculty, practitioners, business constituencies, and the community at large.

Our Mission

The mission of the Logistics Center is to facilitate the formulation and implementation of research and education necessary to produce effective strategies and qualified people to meet the rapidly changing knowledge demands of the 2000’s.

Statement of Values

The Logistics Center conducts all of its activities with a focus on high ethical standards, the pursuit of excellence, and respect for all individuals.

Value Propositions

About The Logistics Center

Like most industries at the end of the 20th Century, traditional transportation and warehousing activities were transformed by the advent of the globalization of markets and financial institutions and the revolution in communications technology. This evolution ¾ from the simple ideas of movement and storage of goods into broader concepts such as logistics and supply chain management — necessitates the education of an industry workforce able to keep pace with such changes.

In the mid-nineties a coalition of North Texas logistics educators and practitioners came together to discuss means for broadening regional educational opportunities to meet that demand. Due to a high level of enthusiasm, reflecting the importance of the task and the dedication of the growing number of members of that group, the Texas Logistics Education Foundation (TLEF) was incorporated in late 1995 as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its mandate was to enhance the quality and scope of logistics education thereby insuring its availability to present and future Texas logistics professionals.  The TLEF is now known as the Center for Logistics Education and Research or simply the Logistics Center.

The Foundation operates under an executive board of directors and committees whose members volunteer their time. Primary efforts to date, a significant part of which have been directed toward the establishment and support of logistics programs at the University of North Texas (UNT), have been concentrated in the following areas:

TLEF: Establishment of Center for Logistics Education and Research

Success

The Foundation continues to operate under an executive board of directors and committees whose members volunteer their time. Primary efforts to date, a significant part of which have been directed toward the establishment and support of logistics programs at the University of North Texas (UNT), have been concentrated in the following areas