- 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.
Participants typically have 10+ years of professional experience, with a majority of their experience related to logistics, supply chain management, or life cycle functions. For specific examples of the types of candidates the admissions committee has accepted into the program, download this blinded participant list.
- GS 15-13 DoD civilians
- O-6 to O-4 grade military officers
- CW4 and CW5 warrant officers
- E-9 enlisted personnel
Manager to Director level professionals in logistics, supply chain management, or life cycle functions
LOGTECH Advanced is administered by IDB in partnership with:
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 Account Manager, Bob Worsham at firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 547-8850 for enrollment information.
For military and government civilians interested in this program, application instructions are available here: https://www.idb.org/logtechapplication/
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. For a detailed overview of the week, download this 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.