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About Us

The Logistics & Transportation Policy Program can provide a forum for public and private sectors to collaborate to help policy makers and academics identify solutions to our transportation and industry infrastructure, safety, security, quality and environmental problems. Working with existing organizations, we can provide input and research to find working solutions.

Using our Logistics Lab, researchers in the University of Houston System and from other institutions will participate in ongoing research in the areas of logistics management, international trade, and transportation technology, among others. The LTPP will also develop and leverage its expertise and track record for continually attracting research funding from both public and private sources.

The LTPP developed an array of training and educational programs that cover several areas related to transportation and logistics, including international logistics, supply chain processes, and general business practices. These programs are offered through in-house training and seminars.

Mission

The Logistics & Transportation Policy Program's Mission is to develop superior training, research and industry support, and therefore provide high value-added services to the government, the industry and academia. Our program will make every effort to establish and sustain mutually beneficial partnerships, while offering state-of-the art services to the highest professional standards.

Vision

To meet and exceed the regional industry's current and future needs through hands-on leadership, problem-solving services, and innovative research.

Philosophy

The Opportunity

The most valuable assets of an organization are people and time. The Logistics & Transportation Policy Program 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.