updated: 8/18/2008 12:44:05 PM

Indiana College to Offer New Logistics and Supply-Chain Management Program

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Students attending Purdue University's College of Technology at Indianapolis this fall have the option of learning more about manufacturing logistics. The new specialization in logistics and supply-chain management will be available to those admitted into the aviation management bachelor's degree program. The program consists of 15 credit hours and will include several courses in industrial technology.




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August 18, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Beginning this semester, Purdue University's College of Technology at Indianapolis will give students the option of learning more about manufacturing logistics, especially as it relates to the aviation industry.
A new specialization in logistics and supply-chain management will be available to students admitted into the aviation management bachelor's degree program beginning this fall and will include several courses in industrial technology.

"Indianapolis is a hub of logistics, and aviation is essentially a logistics business moving people and freight," said Jon Aull, the director of the College of Technology at Indianapolis. "Supply-chain management is a natural fit for our students studying aviation management and will give them added skills that will qualify them for a broader range of jobs."

He said such jobs could include working for airlines and airports, and also distributors and warehouses that aren't focused exclusively on aviation.

"Having a background in aviation management can be important in any logistics position," Aull said. "Our students will understand how airplanes work and also how to efficiently move cargo. Getting planes, people and things in the right place at the right time saves fuel and makes the supply chain of any business more efficient."

The specialization consists of 15 credit hours, including courses in industrial supply-chain management, financial transactions and distribution, global transportation and logistics management, industrial sales and sales management, purchasing inventory and warehousing, and automatic identification and data capture.

Students majoring in aviation management are required to choose a specialization. In addition to logistics and supply-chain management, other specializations offered are airport management and airline management.

Aull said the Indianapolis location offers day, evening and online courses to accommodate both traditional and nontraditional students. He said the new specialization would be of particular benefit to those already in the logistics industry who would like to earn a college degree and move up in their careers.

Those interested in the new specialization can contact the College of Technology at Indianapolis at (317) 484-1824 or techindianapolis@purdue.edu.

The College of Technology at Indianapolis, located on the northwest side of the Indianapolis International Airport and sharing facilities with Vincennes University, offers degrees in aviation management and aeronautical technology, and the FAA Collegiate Training Initiative, which provides air-traffic controller training to those with an aviation technology degree. Facilities include laboratories for advanced composites, air-traffic control, avionics and non-destructive testing.

Source: Purdue University


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