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., Third Way, and private sector companies.

Wendell Gilland, PhD

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Jim Brunke, MBA

IDB Senior Faculty

Al Segars, PhD

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Steve Walton, PhD

Emory University

Program Staff:

Lara Taylor

Senior 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, Bob Worsham at worsham.ctr@idb.org or (302) 547-8850 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.


The August Log 21 will be hosted at the R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center in the JB Duke Hotel, located on the campus of Duke University. The 25,000 square foot facility includes tiered classrooms, team/breakout rooms, and state-of-the-art technology.

As guests of the hotel, participants will enjoy an exceptional array of amenities and modern conveniences, ensuring a pleasant and comfortable stay. To facilitate work, all guest rooms include a large desk area and USB alongside power connections, high-speed wireless and wired Internet access, and VOIP phone with voicemail.

For leisure, each room includes a 50-inch flat-screen HDTV with premium cable, complimentary weekday newspaper, Keurig coffee maker, digital safe, and a spa-inspired guest bath with lighted make-up mirror, hair dryer, and a full-size iron and ironing board.

Guests also have access to same day laundry, concierge service, onsite parking, express check out, private prearranged transportation to the airport, full business center, and the 1,500 square foot fitness center as well as a men’s and women’s sauna and lockers.


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