Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

N.C. Consortium for Logistics and Education

The North Carolina Consortium for Logistics Education (NCCLE) is a partnership between the Center for Logistics and Digital Strategy, Wake Tech Community College and Vance-Granville Community College to develop new curricula and educational materials to train the next generation of logistics professionals, especially at the community college level.

Established in 1999, NCCLE operates with National Science Foundation funding to develop business cases for educational purposes.

NCCLE offered the first completely online program in logistics at the community college level in North Carolina. It also filled an important gap in logistics education by offering a global logistics technology curriculum for two-year community colleges, courses for high school students and training programs for North Carolina companies.

Community College Curricula

Community colleges in North Carolina provide logistics training for students and businesses in the countries they serve. The Kenan Institute provides international research and expertise.

The consortium offers a two-year associate degree in Global Logistics Technology that is available to students in North Carolina and around the world, as well as certificates and short-term training customized to meet the needs of area businesses. Courses are available both on campus and online.

The curriculum uses written materials, Web-based instruction and laboratory simulation to equip students with the advanced skills necessary to compete for careers in distribution, warehousing, supply chain, transportation, customer service, retail, government, international, and manufacturing organizations.

In the simulation lab, students get real-world experience with up-to-date technologies, such as global positioning systems, hand-held bar code readers and automated warehousing systems.

Training Programs for N.C. Companies

NCCLE trains N.C. workers and businesses that transport products to customers across the nation and around the world.

Fast-track training and re-training workshops can be developed to meet the needs of businesses and industries.

For more information, contact Noel Greis at or (919) 962-2133 or Walter Martin, director of the Global Logistics Technology Program at Wake Tech Community College, .