Advanced Program in Logistics & Technology

LOGTECH Advanced is developed and delivered in partnership with:

For 33-45 experienced logisticians competitively selected into each class, LOGTECH Advanced brings professionals from different “neighborhoods” within the defense and government logistics community together to think critically about the practices and supporting technologies that will shape the future of logistics.

This program is right for you if:

  • Meet the eligibility requirements described in the Participant Profile
  • Implement executive direction in your organization
  • Aspire to be a senior logistics leader in your organization
  • Cringe when you hear the phrase “because we’ve always done it that way”
  • Desire to maximize efficiency and effectiveness across private sector and government lines

Key topics:

  • Trends driving logistics technology innovation, such as “clean” power
  • Fundamentals of complex decision-making and divergent thinking
  • Links between logistics and operations in support system design


  • 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.


Impact of Globalization, Speed of Technological Change, and Strategic Agility

  • Discuss the impacts of globalization and the role of technology on macroeconomic and organizational changes.
  • Discuss the realities of the current global environment and the strategic challenges and priorities for logistics and supply chain management.
  • Explore the requirements of agility in the supply chain and the implications for the government.
  • Discuss the evolution of logistics and the shifting focus on performance from cost to agility.
  • Explore the implications and impacts of rapid change and use of technology for organizational strategies, structures, cultures, and capabilities.

Organizational Transformation and Culture Change

  • Explore theories of organizational change and culture and how they affect the transformation process (case examples).
  • Increase participants’ awareness of the need for culture change and the barriers to organizational transformation.
  • Explore the implications of the organizational “mindset” and culture for sustainability and joint interoperability.
  • Explore responsibility and accountability for change in organizations.
  • Discuss how individuals can initiate and sustain positive change efforts.
  • Explore critical success factors for leaders in transforming large scale global logistics organizations.

Customer-Driven Structures, Partnerships, and Alliances

  • Explore a private sector case study on global logistics transformation.
  • Discuss the importance of a customer perspective in structuring and executing logistics and supply chain management.
  • Discuss the value of public/private partnerships and alliances in meeting customer demands.

Product Life Cycle and Supply Chain Management

  • Explore the interaction between product life cycle management and supply chain management.
  • Discuss systems engineering approaches and advances that facilitate transformational logistics systems for life cycle support.
  • Survey upcoming changes in the nature of systems and the resulting impact on logistics support.
  • Discuss the role of logistics in system design and maintenance system development and operation.
  • Explore strategies used by the leading companies and organizations to improve supply chain performance.

Technology and Organizational Innovation (Smart Supply Chains)

  • Explore IT innovations and issues that will drive logistics practices in the future.
  • Explore how companies use technology for competitive advantages.
  • Discuss how technology affects organization structures and processes.
  • Explore technology as an enabler for transformation.
  • Explore emerging wireless technologies and their capabilities.
  • Discuss emerging technology applications and lessons learned in the private and military sectors.

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


Jim Brunke, MBA

IDB Senior Faculty

Shreedhari Desai, PhD

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Sree Rajagopalan

President & CEO of Murano Corporation

Hugh O’Neill, PhD

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Al Segars, PhD

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Paul Stanfield, MBA, PhD

North Carolina A&T State University

Program Staff:

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

Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

William P. Buzzi, J.D.

Senior IDB Advisor

Tuition & Credits:

$9,000 includes tuition, materials, meals, and lodging.

Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate of completion awarded by IDB and UNC-KFBS.

Completion of the program also qualifies participants to receive:

4.2 Continuing Education Units

42 Continuous Learning Points


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



Ms. Amy Burrison 
Tel: (703) 614-0937

Air Force
Lt Col Jon Millard
21R Force Development (HAF/A4LR)
Tel: (713) 315-1075

CDR Chris Kading
Fleet Support Supply Chain Operations Branch
Tel: (571) 256-9592

Marine Corps

Loren “Vern” Hutton
Training Specialist
MCAGCC Bldg 1958R-9, 11th Street
Office: (760) 830-8352
CIV Cell: (760) 646-1107 (text message preferred)


Coast Guard
Mr. Richard Kramer
Chief Work Force Management
Engineering Logistics C4IT
Tel: (202) 475-5736


LTC Ken D. Fanniel
Directorate for Logistics
Tel: (703) 697-7845 DSN 227-7845

DAU-South Region
Hal Ernest
Tel: (256) 922-8759

Mr. Phillip Brown
Tel: (703) 601-7518

Mrs. Patricia Proctor
Defense Logistics Agency
Tel: (571) 767-8108 DSN 392

Ms. Christine McNulty
Human Capital Development
USTRANSCOM/TCJ1-RD (Development)
(618)  220-6808; DSN: 770-6808

Army War College
COL Darrell W. Aubrey, Army
Director, Sustainment Operations
Department of Military Strategy, Planning & Operations
Tel: (717) 245-3419 DSN 242-3419

What to Expect:


The LOGTECH Advanced program begins Sunday evening with an opening dinner reception and concludes by 1pm Friday afternoon. Classes during the week typically begin at 8:00 am and conclude by 5:00 pm, along with evening events with an open night on Wednesday. Advanced Sample Schedule


UNC’s Paul J. Rizzo Center at Meadowmont in Chapel Hill provides an outstanding and comfortable learning environment plus the resources to allow participants to learn, build relationships, and relax in one self-contained residential executive education facility.

All guest rooms offer a desk and lounge chair, high-speed Internet and WiFi access, communication port for laptops, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and cable television. Washer and dryer facilities, dry cleaning valet services, and a full-service business center are also available, along with 24-hour access to fully stocked snack pantries. There is a small gift shop in McLean Hall that offers personal items and UNC paraphernalia.

Recreational facilities include a fitness center with aerobic and weight-training equipment, a sports bar with two professional-size billiard tables and a foosball table, a basketball court, a sand-pit volleyball court, an outdoor heated pool, and jogging trails.


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