LOGTECH Advanced Program in Logistics and Technology

LOGTECH Advanced is developed and delivered in partnership with:

Let’s Conquer the Leading Edge

Champion innovation and transform your organization’s approach to technology across logistics and the supply chain. In this program designed for experienced logistics and supply chain professionals in defense and business, you will learn new tools and techniques for innovative thinking. Return to your organization ready to implement strategic direction that leverages your people, processes, and technology to deliver effective, efficient logistics and supply chain capabilities. Collaborate with peers from diverse organizations across the public and private sector to address shared challenges across the logistics field. Led by expert faculty and industry practitioners, you will learn strategies for successful implementation and adoption of new technologies at the strategic and operational levels.

Downloadable Program Summary

Key Topics

• Debiasing and Decision Making
• Support System Design Tying Logistics to Operations
• Technology & Organizational Innovations
• Life Cycle Approach to Systems Design and Improvement
• Simple Rules

Digital Program Format:

A Revised Digital LOGTECH

The Institute for Defense & Business (IDB) is converting many of our upcoming, in-person programs to live, online programs. This digital transformation began in April as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak in an effort to deliver as many of our programs as possible to our clients in the current restrictive environment. Designed from our successful LOGTECH program, a fully digital eIDB: LOGTECH program has been developed to meet the demands of our clients. Now you can attend an updated eIDB: LOGTECH that would have taken place in-person in Chapel Hill and even receive your Certificate via our learning management system and video conferencing platforms. This asynchronous and live collaborative learning environment promises to be very rewarding and meet the high educational standards that IDB programs have always provided.

We look forward to continuing these online offerings long into the future, even after the current  crisis is behind us and in-person programs become available again.


  • Explore strategies to increase agility and maintain relevancy despite changes in the global, economic, and business landscape.
  • Learn how to align people, process, and technology to facilitate organizational and cultural change.
  • Understand why a customer-driven approach to logistics and supply chain management enhances outcomes over a product-focused approach.
  • Consider the role product life cycle and supply chain management functions play in our nations facility.
  • Understand how technology can be a key lever to increase organizational reach, speed, efficiency, capabilities, and effectiveness.

Participant Profile:

Participants typically have 10+ years of professional experience, with a majority of their experience related to logistics, supply chain management, or life cycle functions.

Public sector:

  • GS 15-13 DoD civilians
  • O-6 to O-4 grade military officers
  • CW4 and CW5 warrant officers
  • E-9 enlisted personnel

Private sector:

Manager to Director level professionals in logistics, supply chain management, or life cycle functions


World class faculty from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, North Carolina A&T University, and private sector companies.

Jim Brunke, MBA

IDB Senior Faculty

Navin Bapat, PhD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Shreedhari Desai, PhD

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Steve Haynes, MSc

NCSU Poole College of Management

Hugh O’Neill, PhD

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

David Rendall, DM

The Freak Factory

Al Segars, PhD

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Paul Stanfield, MBA, PhD

North Carolina A&T State University


Professionals and organizations interested in this program should contact IDB’s Customer Advocate, Mike Bogdahn at bogdahn@idb.org or (760) 577-8324 for enrollment information.

What to Expect:

eIDB: LOGTECH Advanced is taught workshop-style using a combination of
lectures, guest speakers, panels, and virtual breakout exercises.