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:
Council of Logistics Management
2805 Butterfield Road #200
Oak Brook, IL 60523-1170 USA