The Council of Logistics Management Publishes 2003 Annual Conference Proceedings

The Council of Logistics Management (CLM) announces the publishing of its 2003 Annual Conference Proceedings-a collection of papers based on presentations made during its annual conference in Chicago, Illinois. Over 3,100 logistics executives worldwide participated in the 3½-day event held September 21- 24, 2003. Of these executives, over 400 served as speakers or session leaders in the program. Topics in this edition of the Annual Conference Proceedings cover a wide variety of relevant research reports, statistics, debates, opinions, and dialogue of interest to those working in the logistics profession.

An annual highlight of the Proceedings is "The Ohio State University's 2003 Survey of Career Patterns in Logistics," conducted by James L. Ginter, Dean's Distinguished Professor, and Bernard J. La Londe, Professor Emeritus of Transportation and Logistics, both of The Ohio State University. This study provides current information about the "typical" chief logistics executive's age, education, salary, mobility, responsibility, staff size, budget, and positioning within the operation. Another annual feature is a compilation of industry statistics entitled Logistics Cost and Service 2003 by Herbert W. Davis and William H. Drumm.

Chapters in the Proceedings correspond to the session topics presented at the 2003 Annual Conference. The following topics are represented this year:

2003 Career Patterns for Women in Logistics

2003 CLM Logistics Software Survey

A Practical Illustration of Effective Supply Chain Management

Best of Breed Warehouse Performance Assessment

Building a Collaborative Supplier Community

Career Patterns in Logistics-2003 Profile

Challenges in Logistics Innovation

Closed Loop Supply Chain and Reverse Logistics

Enhance Your Supply Chain Relationships with a New Approach to Service Agreements

Filling in the Security Gaps

Financing Transportation Infrastructure: Beyond the Gas Tax

Global Logistics Solutions-Finding a Visibility Solution

How to Resolve Business Disputes-Without Alienating Your Supply Chain Partners

IT Strategy for Global Logistics Services

Logistics Cost and Service-2003

Logistics Frontiers-Information Technology

Logistics in China

Mitigating Risk in the Global Supply Chain

Optimizing the Seasonal Supply Chain

Outsourcing and the Global Supply Chain-Is There a Workable Strategy?

The President's Address-The 40th CLM Annual Report

Trends and Issues in Logistics and Transportation-Thirteenth Annual Survey

Trends in Logistics and Supply Chain Management-Impacts on Transportation

Using Six Sigma to Create Value Across the Supply Chain

Why Is Cost-to-Serve Receiving So Much Attention?

As one of CLM's member benefits, all members have online access to the 2003 Annual Conference Proceedings on CLM's website, www.clm1.org, on the Research Center link. Members may purchase a CD copy of the Proceedings for $39.95 US. For nonmembers, the price of the CD is $74.95 US. All US orders must add $5 US per CD to cover the cost of shipping and handling. Nonmembers who don't reside in the United States and would like to receive a copy of the Proceedings should send a check in US funds drawn on a US bank, and include $15 US per CD to cover shipping and handling (all orders must be prepaid). To order copies of the Proceedings, call or write to:

Publications Department

Council of Logistics Management

2805 Butterfield Road #200

Oak Brook, IL 60523-1170 USA

(630) 574-0985

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