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Logistics Program ranked 5th globally for logistics research productivity

From a UNT News Service press release

The Logistics Program in the College of Business has been ranked the world's fifth best program for supply chain and logistics research productivity by the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management.

Logistics involves the management of goods moving along a supply chain, or a complex system of technology, people, businesses and other resources involved in moving a product from a manufacturer to a customer.

UNT's logistics faculty have recently researched topics that include how professional drivers make safety decisions, how companies manage risk and create value in complicated supply chain systems, and how major aircraft manufacturers can reorganize their service models using performance-based contracting approaches. The department's professors work with major corporations including Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co., J.C. Penney Co., and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.

"Our logistics faculty have made substantial contributions to academic research in the areas of supply chain management and logistics," says Jeffrey K. Sager, chair of the Department of Marketing and Logistics and professor of marketing and logistics. "The work done by UNT's logistics faculty also contributes to the supply chain and logistics industry across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and beyond."

Leslie Wimmer with UNT News Service can be reached at

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