LOGTECH Advanced

Advanced Program in Logistics & Technology

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

Benefits:

  • 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.

Curriculum:

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. For specific examples of the types of candidates the admissions committee has accepted into the program, download this blinded participant list.

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

Faculty:

David Rendall, DM

The Freak Factory

Paul Stanfield, MBA, PhD

North Carolina A&T State University

Al Segars, PhD

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Jim Brunke, MBA

IDB Senior Faculty

Hugh O’Neill, PhD

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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

Program Staff:

Van W. Noah, P.E.

Program Director

Tiffany Williams

Program Associate

Partnerships:

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

Enrollment:

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.

For military and government civilians interested in this program, the DoD’s LOGTECH Office centrally funds a select number of participants. Please reach out to the appropriate point of contact listed below for enrollment information:

Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command

Attn: Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/4
4400 Martin Road
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898

Quenessa I. Oney
LOGTECH Program Manager
HQ AMC G-3/4 Training Division
Tel: (256) 450-6923
DSN: 320-6923
Quenessa.i.oney2.civ@mail.mil

Kelly K. Stell
CPT, LG, USA
LOGTECH Course Administrator
HQ AMC G-3/4 Training Division
Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
Tel: (256) 450-6750
DSN: 320-6750
Kelly.k.stell.mil@mail.mil

SERVICES

Army
Kelly K. Stell
CPT, LG, USA
LOGTECH Course Administrator
HQ AMC G-3/4 Training Division
Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
Tel: (256) 450-6750
DSN: 320-6750
Kelly.k.stell.mil@mail.mil

G4
Mr. Fabian Stokes
Army G-4
Logistics Professional Military Education Officer
Tel: (703) 692-4545
Fabian.v.stokes.ctr@mail.mil

Air Force
(O4/O6 & GS 13/15)
Adam R. (Digger) DiGerolamo
Lt Col, USAF
AF/A4LM – Force Development
Chief, Maintenance Officer Education & Training
Tel: 703-695-0773
DSN: 225-0773
adam.r.digerolamo.mil@mail.mil

(Col)
Maj Sirena Morris
AF/DPS
Tel: (703) 571-3428 DSN 671-3428
Sirena.morris@pentagon.af.mil

Navy
Chris O’Connor
Director, Executive & International Education Department,
Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS)
1378 Porter Avenue
Tel: (401) 841-4847
DSN: (312) 841-4847
Fax: (401) 841-4830
Christopher.oconnor@navy.mil

Marine Corps
Rob Sundstrom
Logistics Education Program Management (LEP)
MCAGCC, Twentynine Palms, CA
Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group (MCLOG)
MAGTF Training Command
Building 1985R1
Tel: (760) 830-3222
Robert.sundstrom@usmc.mil
MCLOGLEPSECTIONUSERS@usmc.mil
Tel: (760) 830-3788

Coast Guard
Mr. Richard Kramer
Chief Work Force Management
Engineering Logistics C4IT
Tel: (202) 475-5736
Fax: (202) 475-5952
Richard.c.kramer@uscg.mil

DOD AGENCIES

JCS J-4
LTC Chad E. Vaughn
Directorate for Logistics
Tel: (703) 697-7845 DSN 227
Chad.e.vaughn.mil@mail.mil

DAU-South Region
Hal Ernest
Tel: (256) 922-8759
Hal.ernest@dau.mil

ARNG
Mr. Phillip Brown
Tel: (703) 601-7518
Phillip.marcel.brown@us.army.mil

DLA
Mrs. Patricia Proctor
Defense Logistics Agency
Tel: (703) 767-8108 DSN 427
Patricia.proctor@dla.mil

USTRANSCOM
Mr. Mitchell Johnson
Human Capital Development Analyst
US Transportation Command/TCJ1-C
Tel: (618) 220-6808 DSN 770
Fax: (618) 220-6516
mitchell.l.johnson.civ@mail.mil

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

What to Expect:

Schedule

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.

Facilities

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.

Spouses

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