Industry Based Broadening: Logistics

In this program, you will be presented with the fundamentals of ERP applications, the cultures of the industries that utilize them, and opportunities to benchmark examples of private industry best practices in ERP use.

Leveraging from a variety of non-military perspectives from leaders in private industry and academia, you will return to your organization with a broad set of best practices for direct application.


  • Apply industry best business practices to achieve optimization of Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) systems.
  • Assimilate best of breed organization’s methodologies from classroom instruction and corporate visits to analyze, interpret, and define complex data to support enhanced reporting and decision making.
  • Develop broader perspectives on the practical applications of ERP systems beyond US military and DoD ideologies
  • Promote professional development through leadership and teambuilding technique enhancement for the refinement of logistics operational frameworks.
  • Provide theory, industry exposure, and examples of application for military and government logisticians to support ERP systems at a higher level of efficiency and effectiveness.


The IB2 seminar in Logistics is a three-week educational and experiential learning opportunity to provide mid-career officers in logistics exposure to industry best practices.

Learning takes place in the classroom and through on-site visits with a diverse selection of local companies and institutions.

  • A virtual kickoff provides competitively selected participants with a framework to discuss G-Army objectives, requirements, and customer-focused opportunities for their organizations.
  • The program team engages participants in the development of problem and opportunity statements based on individual workplace experiences.
  • Participants are provided with an understanding of key private sector focus areas and drivers of success.
  • Groups are partnered with leaders and specialists in industry to benchmark ERP applications against DoD logistical uses.
  • All team observations, discoveries, analyses, and recommendations are presented to, and discussed with, a panel of military, government, academic, and industry professionals.
  • Individual academic knowledge and benchmarking observations are used for effectively addressing problems and opportunities relevant to organizational applications.


This course is designed for selected high-potential O-4 officers and in logistics.


Jim Brunke, MBA

IDB Senior Faculty

Al Segars, PhD

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Program Staff:

Van W. Noah, P.E.

Program Director


$15,000 – Includes tuition, lunches, some group dinners, lodging, and necessary in-program transportation.


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:


IB2-Log is a three-week program that begins Monday afternoon and concludes by 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon. Classes during the week typically begin at 8 a.m. and conclude by 5 p.m. with some evening events.


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