UNT: Air Force members pursuing doctoral degrees use education to better military logistics

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Dickens and Maj. Aaron Glassburner will both soon add Ph.D. to their already impressive credentials.

The two service members are completing their doctoral degrees at UNT as part of a unique program with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), a graduate school out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, that provides professional training and continuing education opportunities for service members.

Much of AFIT's training is done in-house, but the institute periodically sends students to external universities.

The goal...

Team places second in logistics contest

Tue, Feb 21, 2017 - 9:15pm

A team of four UNT students placed second in a logistics case competition between university students from across the U.S. and Canada.

The student groups were all asked to solve a problem for a fictional company that makes blenders. Students had to figure out how to outsource components for the newest model while decreasing cost.

The competition, Operation Stimulus Student Case Competition, was held earlier this month in Denver.

Four UNT students were awarded: junior Ashleigh Allison, a biomedical engineering major; senior David Looney, an aviation logistics major; senior Sergio Garcia, a logistics and supply...

University Research Affirms Benefits of Eliminating Information Delays

Mon, Nov 21, 2016

By Gary Hilson

A core principle of One Network Enterprises is that reducing information latency – even eliminating it, if possible – is fundamental to how it brings value to its customers, and it now has the science to back it up.

A study recently released by the University of North Texas (UNT) as part of a funded project between the school and the company has demonstrated that One Network Enterprises’ Real Time Value Network for leveraging a new inventory management strategy called the Science of Theoretical Minimums (STM) that minimizes inventory by reducing physical and informational lead times from the customer...

UNT student from Ovilla helps design winning app

Mon, Jun 6, 2016 - 5:43pm

DENTON, Texas — Ever been lost in an airport terminal or nearly miss a flight because you were late?

An airport app concept created by University of North Texas students may provide the answer to these and other air travel issues.

The app, unveiled at the American Association of Airport Executives conference this month in Houston, is designed to give flight passengers easier travel experiences.

The app – Paeros – helped the UNT team dominate during the student research competition hosted at the association’s annual conference, considered a premier event for aviation professionals. Incidentally, this was also...

UNT Logistics Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary!

Wed, Jun 1, 2016

It’s amazing how quickly 20 years goes by!  As a graduate of UNT, I have always been proud of the institution.  I admire the dedication and passion this university and the faculty have for its students.  After working in the Transportation and Supply chain industry for over 30 years, I have come to better understand what our industry is in need of with respect to upcoming young and talented people. 

Dr. Ron Hasty must have felt the same way when he started the Texas Logistics Education Foundation in 1996.  The North Texas region schools lacked Supply Chain programs and therefore qualified job...