Keep the materials, products, labor and services of a growing global economy moving. NC State industrial engineers focus on managing the flow of these resources throughout the supply chain. This includes:

  • determining which are the best locations for providing services or products produced
  • calculating the transportation for materials between these locations and the customer
  • controlling the inventory levels at different locations in the supply chain
  • and managing the operations of the products and services to be produced and delivered

Are you a current or potential student looking for more information? Please contact Paul Cohen | | 919.513.2857


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Our students and faculty focus on designing systems that provide an excellent, consistent customer experience while keeping costs down through efficient use of resources. We develop applications for a range of sectors including:

  • electronics manufacturing
  • remanufacturing and recycling
  • humanitarian logistics
  • and healthcare and transportation planning

Want to see the research projects our students are working on right now? View our Current Ph.D. Student Page. Are you a student and want to join us? Undergraduates contact Paul Cohen | | 919.513.2857 and graduates contact Cecilia Chen | | 919.515.6410


Logisitics Engineering Facilities


Logisitics Engineering Faculty

Shu-Cherng Fang

University Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor


Thom Hodgson

Distinguished University Professor


Michael Kay

Associate Professor


Russell King

Foscue Distinguished Professor


Reha Uzsoy

Clifton A. Anderson Distinguished Professor


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