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The Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics is dedicated to educating and serving its students, the University, and the community through quality teaching, significant research, and appropriate community involvement.  The primary goals of the business logistics faculty are to achieve national recognition, and to provide students, the University, and the business community with comprehensive, up-to-date information about business logistics theory and practice.  Methods of achieving these goals include, but are not limited to, excellent teaching, quality research (both academic and practitioner), student internships, and faculty involvement in logistics-related organizations.
 
Business logistics is the management of the flow of goods and information from sources of acquisition to ultimate consumption.  Business logistics involves transportation, warehousing, channel management, inventory control, order processing, and customer satisfaction.  While accounting for 20-25 percent of the cost of doing business in many firms, only recently has business logistics become a separate area of study.
 
The field is extensive, and many business organizations are potential employers.  There is a shortage of college graduates to fill available entry-level positions, and these opportunities are expected to grow because of the increasing emphasis on the efficient movement of goods and information.  Entry-level positions are available to graduates in such areas as logistics analysis, traffic and transportation, warehousing operations, consulting, third-party logistics, and customer service.  Summer and part-time work is usually available.  These opportunities provide the student with valuable practical experience in logistics.

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