The 1999 Ohio State University Survey of Career Patterns in Logistics was completed by 239 senior logistics executives who were members of the Council of Logistics Management. Parts of the survey were dedicated to both corporate organizational and operational profiles and respondent demographics. Also, to gauge the importance of emerging trends and impact of information technology (IT) on logistics, two sections included questions relating to the information technologies and logistics. In the 28-year history of the annual study, there was more year-to-year variation in 1999 than in any survey in the past decade. Compensation at all levels increased to double digit levels. The median income of a vice-president of logistics was $200,000. The percentage of female logistics executives doubled between 1997 and 1999. Fifty-five percent of the respondents held advanced degrees. Almost 50% of respondents reported that they were appointed to a senior level logistics position in the 1990s. Over 12% of respondents reported "supply chain" as their department. Effective utilization of information and electronic commerce (e-commerce) and the integration of supply chain information overpowered all other factors as drivers for the future. Approximately 78% of the drivers for the next decade were information and information-related factors. The two leading critical emerging technologies were identified as e-commerce and Internet/World Wide Web. About one-fifth of respondents reported that they had an operating enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Key learning needs for the executives were IT/e-commerce, financial applications, and global business processes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Council of Logistics Management

    2805 Butterfield Road, Suite 200
    Oak Brook, IL  United States  60523
  • Authors:
    • LaLonde, B J
    • Pohlen, T L
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  • Publication Date: 1999


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 359-377

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00788922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 13 2000 12:00AM