The $10,000 Pen and Other Effects of Logistics on the Gulf Coast

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May 23, 2018 | Originally published by Date Line: May 23 on

University of West Florida (UWF) creates new Center for Supply Chain Management Excellence.

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Today’s businesses operate in increasingly complex domestic and global marketplaces. The supply chain management professional recognizes, understands and manages logistics and transportation operations and markets such services.

UWF launched the Center for Supply Chain Management Excellence in response to identified workforce needs throughout the region, state and country. The center leverages the momentum of its distinguished degree program and creates a community of academic and business partners engaged in valuable educational collaborations.

The center was created through the Next Big Thing program, led by UWF President Martha Saunders in Spring 2017. It will help foster engagement by enhancing the natural connections between students, faculty, industry and government and creating opportunities for partners to engage with the University in mutually beneficial activities.

“The center focuses on connecting faculty, students and companies in a meaningful way,” said Dr. Scott Keller, center director and professor of logistics. “Although we’ve been doing that since I came to campus 13 years ago, the center serves as a structure that businesses better understand as conduit for engagement and mutual benefit.”