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The Opportunity

The most valuable assets of an organization are people and time. The Center for Logistics and Transportation Policy helps an organization get maximum benefit from both to increase the value-added component of people and assets. A lean process and a trained workforce provide organizations a method to manage their business risks. A logistics trained workforce understands the actions necessary for a successful transaction and its affect on the company. This skilled workforce adds value to the company.

The Challenge

Logistics and transportation are key factors for improved quality of life and a healthy environment. As the ports expand, airports traffic grows, NAFTA trade escalates and rail traffic intensifies, congestion is expected to quickly reach alarming levels. Houston, Harris County, and the state of Texas have all identified congestion and transportation issues as key threats to economic growth. Safety and security are additional issues that must be addressed by transportation policies.

Increased international competition requires industries to update their supply chain processes for better utilization of their assets and people. Each component in the supply chain and logistics process needs to be reviewed, measured against best practices, and updated.

As the role of Houston as an international logistics hub grows, the need for additional training for the work force of the private and public sectors will continue to expand. To sustain the growth of small, medium and large businesses and enhance their global competitiveness, it is necessary to provide a modern training forum with emphasis on value-added skill sets.