LOG 21

Logistics for the 21st Century

Early-career logisticians position themselves to grow into greater responsibility by broadening their knowledge of defense logistics and key functions that support logistics.

Key Topics

  • Technology and innovation
  • Demand forecasting and inventory management
  • Process analysis
  • Wireless applications
  • Department of Defense budget primer


  • Learn to maximize results for logistics operations by applying best practices and innovative thinking
  • Expand your understanding of key functional areas that support logistics


Applied Learning

  • Participate in an engaging supply chain simulation
  • Examine and discuss a series of current case studies related to logistics challenges
  • Use new tools daily in applied exercises
  • Work in groups across the week on common problem sets

Participant Profile:

Ideal participants include O-2 to O-4 military grade officers, W-1 to W-3 warrant officers, GS-11 to GS-13 government civilians, and early-career logistics professionals from the private sector.


World class faculty from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, WellDoc Inc., Center for International Policy, and private sector companies.

Jim Brunke, MBA

IDB Senior Faculty

Chris Bingham, MBA/MA, PhD

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Ben Freeman, PhD

Center for International Policy

Al Segars, PhD

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Steve Walton, PhD

Emory University Goizueta Business School

Program Staff:

Mike C. Bogdahn, USMC Depot Deputy Commander (Ret)

Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

William P. Buzzi, J.D.

Senior IDB Advisor

Caitlin Lederer

Program Associate

Tuition & Credits:

$6,300 – Includes tuition, materials, meals, and lodging

  • 3.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from NC State University
  • 34 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) from Defense Acquisition University


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

What to Expect:


Log 21 residencies begin Sunday evening with an opening dinner reception and conclude by 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon. Classes during the week typically begin at 8:00 am and conclude by 4:00 pm to provide groups time to study before dinner.


To maximize the benefits of the collaborative environment of the program, we strongly discourage participants from bringing spouses or other guests.