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  August 18th, 2015 | Written by

Arkansas Tech University Starting Logistics Management Program

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  • Demand for entry-level logistics employees will increase 30 percent by 2020.
  • Logistics management program is result of partnerships with industry to increase regional economic development.
  • Arkansas Tech-Ozark also offers a supply-chain management option under its business technology program.

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus has been granted approval by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer an Associate of Applied Science in logistics management beginning in the fall.

Students in the logistics management program will be learning how to analyze and coordinate company supply chains, from acquisition, distribution, allocation, and delivery. Students will study the basic fundamentals of supply chain management including procurement, issues in executing global supply chains, logistics, manufacturing, warehousing and transportation. Other areas include business and project management, economics of supply and demand, business communication and data management.

Michael Murders, chief academic officer at Arkansas Tech-Ozark, said the program is the direct result of partnerships with regional and national industry to increase economic development in the region as well as the state.

“The River Valley region has a need for entry level logistics and manufacturing employees, and data from Arkansas Labor Market Information reveals a long term job demand increase of 30 percent by 2020,” he said. “We appreciate the support from our regional and national partners to better serve the River Valley communities and industry with well-trained students while continuing regional and state economic advancement.”

Arkansas Tech-Ozark also offers a supply-chain management option that is currently under the Associate of Applied Science degree in business technology.