Arkansas Tech University Starting Logistics Management 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.”