L.L. Waters Scholarship Program Awards Chelsea Miller the
2013 L.L. Waters Scholarship
ASTL is pleased to announce that the 2013 L.L. Waters Scholar is Chelsea Miller, a senior at Penn State University. In addition to majoring in Supply Chain Management at Penn State University, Ms. Miller represented Penn State at the annual GM Case Competition in Detroit. Chelsea has gained extensive practical experience in transportation and logistics through multiple internships. She worked at BASF Chemical Corporation, New Jersey in rail fleet asset management during the 2012 summer and at Mondelez International, Pennsylvania in distribution planning and fulfillment earlier this year as well as serving as a Materials Management intern at Conoco Phillips in Houston this summer.
Upon receiving her Bachelor's degree from Penn State in May 2014, she has already accepted a full-time job offer from ConocoPhillips working in Houston as a Procurement Coordinator. She looks forward to working within a number of different supply chain functions pursuing a manager/director role.
The USDOL Needs Your Assistance with O*NET
ASTL has been asked to alert members about an important U.S. Department of Labor initiative called O*NET, America's primary resource for occupational information. We encourage you to contact the O*NET researchers if you meet the following criteria. A random sample of participants will be invited to complete questionnaires, which if completed will be eligible for $40 and a framed certificate of appreciation from the U.S. Department of Labor. Thank you in advance for your help with O*NET, our profession, and as always, your support of ASTL.
The U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics consists of a report and action plan that will increase productivity, reduce costs, create jobs and improve the global competitiveness of the U.S. between now and 2025. To develop the Roadmap, a broad, open community of thought leaders including material handling and logistics practitioners, suppliers, academia, associations, publications and government gathered at a series of four roundtable events in the spring of 2013. Roundtable attendees contributed thoughts about the capabilities and resources that the material handling and logistics industry needs to develop between now and 2025.
Released on Friday, November 1, 2013, the second draft of the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics is currently available for review, comments and additional input until Friday, November 15, 2013.
TRANSPORTATION JOURNAL - Volume 52.4 Fall 2013 issue
The Fall 2013 volume was published and mailed in late October 2013. Click here to preview this edition's Table of Contents and here for the article abstracts.
You may also change your print subscription to the online version by contacting Penn State Press at email@example.com.
The Transportation Journal is transitioning to the Editorial Manager automated manuscript submission system. The Editorial Manager website is www.editorialmanager.com/TransJour. In addition to refereed articles, we also welcome book reviews or book review proposals. Our book review editor, Richard Young, is also seeking reviewers for books he has in queue. Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DECEMBER 2013 GRADUATES - GET CERTIFIED!
Get a head's up on the competition! If you are graduating from one of these schools within six months (See Qualified Schools) you may be eligible for a CTL Blanket Waiver. Register today as a student member and apply for your Blanket Waiver to receive this professional industry certification.
AMERICAN LOGISTICS AID NETWORK
As part of the American Logisitcs Aid Network (ALAN), ASTL looks to its members who can mobilize or make connections within our network to help with disaster recovery.
Please visit the ALAN website daily to see how you can help relieve suffering of those so terribly affected by these natural disasters.
ASTL Member Events