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UNT Insider | April 2010 Issue | UNT team wins National Logistics Challenge for third consecutive year

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UNT team wins National Logistics Challenge for third consecutive year

From a UNT News Service press release


UNT Logistics Team

UNT Logistics Team

UNT’s logistics program continued to illustrate its prowess after a team of UNT students won the National Logistics Challenge for the third consecutive year.

The UNT team has been a top competitor at the Logistics Challenge for more than a decade. In the 11 years that the team has been participating, they have won the competition six times.

The 2010 team was made up of Jessica Harris, Jin Zhao, Chris Eanes and Jonathan Page, all seniors in the logistics and supply chain management program. The students were coached by Ila Manuj , assistant professor in the Department of Marketing and Logistics. The team was sponsored by Transplace, a leading third party logistics provider that participates on the board of directors for the logistics and supply chain management program at UNT.

The students competed in the college-bowl style competition, which was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During the multi-round challenge, teams of students are asked questions about the field of logistics and awarded points for correct answers. Logistics is defined as the portion of supply chain management that plans, implements and controls the efficient flow and storage of goods, services and related information from the point of origin to the point of consumption in order to meet customers' requirements.

The competition is in its 20th year and is sponsored by the National Professional Organization for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the Pittsburgh Roundtable of CSCMP. The challenge includes teams from the top national logistics programs, including Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, University of Akron, Shippensburg University, Duquesne University and Wayne State University.

The UNT Logistics and Supply Chain Management program is the seventh largest program nationally. It was ranked 18th nationally in 2005 according to the Supply Chain Management Review. In 2009 the UNT program tied for a 22nd global ranking in terms of research productivity by the Transportation Journal. The program offers degrees and specialization options at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level.

Alyssa Yancey with UNT News Service can be reached at Alyssa.Yancey@unt.edu.

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April 2010

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