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Department of Business & Economics



A firm's logistics system ensures that the final customer receives the right product, at the right place, at the right time, in the right quantity and in the right condition.  It further ensures all this is done for the right cost.  Students may customize their Comprehensive Business Administration program to prepare for this exciting career area.




Careers in logistics are available in industries throughout the economy.  Meeting these responsibilities entails skills in:


demand forecasting

• materials management

• inventory management

• requirements planning

• industrial packaging

• order processing

• production planning

• warehousing

• customer service

• purchasing

• transportation

• risk management

• supply chain management


The high demand for logistics management professionals arises from myriad factors including:

    • deregulation of the transportation industry
    • consumers' and business customers' increasing demand for quality
    • retailers' increasing demand for rapid response
    • increasing awareness of the environmental impact of transportation, packaging, and other logistics activities
    • growth of e-business
    • global competition
    • global sourcing

Logistics management professionals work for large and small businesses, designing and managing their logistics systems.  They also work for third-party (or contract) logistics services providers such as transportation and warehousing firms, and for firms providing logistics equipment and computer systems.



Students can prepare for a career in logistics management within Edinboro University's Comprehensive Business Administration program.  Appropriate upper-level business and economics courses are:

  • Supply Management
  • Channels of Distribution
  • Production Operations Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Economics
  • Business Law
  • Business Marketing

Computer science courses and calculus can be taken as Free Electives.  Some Manufacturing Engineering Technology courses also may be of interest and can be taken as Free Electives.  Free Elective credits also can be used for an internship.  Independent Study can be used to pursue additional areas of logistics management.


For more information, please contact Dr. Janis Stamm, Department Chairperson, at 814-732-2407 or at