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Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDI)

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Collaborative: CELDi Renewal  (University of Arkansas)

Collaborative: CELDi Renewal  (University of Oklahoma Norman Campus)

Collaborative: CELDi Renewal  (Oklahoma State University)

Establishing Clemson University as a Research Site for CELDi  (Clemson University)

A Proposed Research Site for CELDi: A Multi-Campus I/UCRC  (Lehigh University)

Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution (CELDi): An NSF I/UCRC at Texas Tech University  (Texas Tech University)

Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution - Virginia Tech Research Site  (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Research Focus:

The Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDI) is a university-based enterprise providing innovative solutions for logistics and distribution excellence with partner organizations. The Center’s mission is to enable member organizations to achieve logistics and distribution excellence by delivering meaningful, innovative and implementable solutions that provide a return on investment.  Research endeavors are driven and sponsored by the member organizations that specialize in distribution, transportation, manufacturing, information technology, and software solutions.  Project categories include: logistics systems analysis and design, material flow design and improvement, supply chain modeling, and intelligent systems.

Education and Outreach:

Research activities, graduate and undergraduate course offerings, professional development and continuing education opportunities combine to form the foundation and structure for educating the next generation of engineers in logistics and distribution centers.

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Related Institutions:

University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University
Clemson University
Lehigh University
Texas Tech University
Virginia Institute of Technology
University of Missouri
Arizona State University
Air Liquide, Inc
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation
B&W Pantex
City of San Pedro, MX
Cook Technologies, Inc
Entero Technologies
F.L. Smidth, Inc.
Freight Pipeline Company
Innovative Scheduling
Invistics Corporation
Leggett & Platt
Lockheed Martin Aircraft & Logistics Center
Mallinckrodt-Baker Chemical Company
Medical Center Hospital, Odessa TX
Medline Industries, Inc.
MHI Consulting, LLC
NIOSH Center for Construction Safety
Oklahoma Department of transportation
Red River Army Depot
Sam’s Club
The Boeing Company
The Learning  Chameleon, Inc.
U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center
USPS- supply chain Solutions
Walmart Stores, Inc.


  • Images from NSF-funded Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers.