Volume 3  Issue 11,  November  2013
Greetings CLTT Stakeholder! 
Invitation to Register and Attend the Logistics, Trade and Transportation Symposium

The Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (LTT) Symposium 2014 is rapidly approaching. The LTT Symposium will take place at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulfpark Campus on February 26th and 27th.


Speakers from around the globe will come to Mississippi to provide their insight and expertise to help the organizations and the region grow. The LTT Symposium's three tracks will bring to the coast the best and brightest industry practitioners, professors, and students.


The LTT Symposium is a great opportunity to hear innovative ideas to take your business to the next level. There will numerous breakout sessions and opportunities to meet with experts in LTT and network to find best methods and innovative ways to increase your productivity.



Auto Sales Bursts Puts Suppliers in a Pickle

An automotive industry uptick that has seen new-vehicle sales get closer to pre-recession levels is posing a significant challenge to suppliers that make parts for those cars, trucks and SUVs.

Automotive manufacturing plants in Mississippi produce some of the most popular vehicle brands in the U.S., namely the Nissan Altima, built in Canton, and the Toyota Corolla, made in Blue Springs. At the same time, the industry's sales recovery has put automotive suppliers, already often running near full capacity, at a disadvantage to meet the increased demand, says J. Scot Sharland, executive director of the Detroit-based Automotive Industry Action Group.
Supply Brings Teamwork to Deliver for Deployed Service Members
The history of modern supply chain management dates back to the Napoleonic Wars, where military supply management changed from looting and requisition to regiments of military personnel dedicated to the supply and transport of military equipment.
The significance of military supplies in wartime has been showcased in many wars to include the American Civil War. According to many historical accounts of Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender including one by PBS, it is believed the surrender was largely due to the inability of Confederate logistics to keep the Army of Northern Virginia fed and resupplied during its final days. 
KiOR Secures Funding to Increase Biofuels Production
A Texas-based company has secured funding to proceed with plans to double the production capacity at its biofuels production facility in Columbus.

KiOR Inc., based in Pasadena, announced yesterday in a news release it has received $100 million in committed equity financing from Khosla Ventures, an investment company based in California, and Microsoft chairman Bill Gates.

MSLTT Students Field Trip to Merchants Foodservices

At the invitation of Merchants Foodservices, Dr. Rahman - Faculty Associate of the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) along with students in the University of Southern Mississippi's on-line/executive Master of Science in Logistics, Trade and Transportation (MS LTT) visited the plant on Oct 29. The team had a one day visit from 8.00 am - 3.30 pm at the Merchants Foodservices' Corporate Office at Hattiesburg and Regional Distribution Center at Jackson, Mississippi. 


Southern Miss CLTT Presents Career  Advancement Opportunities to the 184th Sustainment Command

During the monthly training assembly of the 184th Sustainment Command, the University of Southern Mississippi Director of the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) - Tulio Sulbaran shared with the attendees' information about the on-line Master of Science in Logistics, Trade and Transportation offered at Southern Miss.


The information presented by Tulio Sulbaran - Director of the CLTT gave soldiers who attended insight into the career training opportunities offered through Southern Miss' Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT). 


new CLTT masters GIF
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
-Salvador Dali



The 6th Annual Critical Commodities Conference, Apr 15-17, 2014, New Orleans, LA  

11/16 vs. Fl. Atlantic @ 11:30 AM
11/23 vs. Mid Tennessee @ 2:30 PM 
11/30 at UAB @ 12:00 PM
Dr. Tulio Sulbaran, Director
Fax: 601.266.5717
118 College Drive #5138
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-000


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