You might think that three full days of presentations and seminars on logistics and supply chain topics would satisfy even the biggest appetite for information. Yet every year, the Oakbrook, Ill.-based Council of Logistics Management (CLM) receives requests for transcripts of sessions from its annual conference long after the event's close. To satisfy demand from those who just can't get enough (as well as from those who couldn't make the pilgrimage to Chicago last fall), the organization has released the 2003 Annual Conference Proceedings.
Chapters in the proceedings, a collection of papers based on conference presentations, correspond to the session tracks for the 2003 Annual Conference. Topics include the 2003 CLM logistics software survey, a practical illustration of effective supply chain management, best-of-breed warehouse performance assessment, building a collaborative supplier community, and optimizing the seasonal supply chain.
Also included is a synopsis of "The Ohio State University's 2003 Survey of Career Patterns in Logistics," one of the highlights of the conference each year. Conducted by James L. Ginter, Dean's distinguished professor, and Bernard J. La Londe, professor emeritus of transportation and logistics, 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 highlight is a compilation of industry statistics titled "Logistics Cost and Service 2003" by Herbert W. Davis and William H. Drumm.
All CLM members can obtain online access to the 2003 Annual Conference Proceedings on CLM's Web site, www.clm1.org (click on the Research Center link). Members may also purchase a CD copy of the proceedings for $39.95 U.S. For non-members, the CD's price is $74.95 U.S. For all orders shipped within the United States, add $5 U.S. per CD to cover the cost of shipping and handling. 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.