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Creating efficiencies, addressing critical logistics and transportation issues

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Improving complex logistics systems to best impact regional economies in a global network

The Jim McNatt Institute for Logistics Research at the University of North Texas has been established as an Institute of Research Excellence. This is in recognition of the university’s strong and growing logistics program, which ranks third in the nation for its reputation in preparing students to manage supply chains effectively. The institute will support the university on its path toward national prominence.

The institute touts a multidisciplinary team of researchers committed to collaborating on large research projects with an emphasis on application of findings and solutions to meet market issues and needs.

THE MISSION OF the institute is to provide leading-edge research that addresses the most critical issues confronting logistics and transportation professionals through the study of how business, government agencies, the public and the environment interact within complex logistics systems to impact regional economies in a global network.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Business Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Economics
  • Operations Research
  • Information Technology
  • Geography
  • Systems Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Information Systems and Technology

The institute is led by Dr. Brian Sauser, Ph.D., an associate professor of logistics who also serves as director of UNT’s Complex Logistics Systems Laboratory.