Georgia Tech's EMIL Program Welcomes John Langley as New Faculty Director of Business and Management

Barbara Christopher
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The Georgia Institute of Technology announced today that C. John Langley, Jr. has joined Georgia Tech's Executive Masters in International Logistics Program (EMIL) as the faculty director of business and management.

Langley is responsible for incorporating management/business courses into the EMIL program curriculum. The EMIL Program helps Fortune 500 companies design creative new solutions for critical issues in global logistics by grooming their supply chain executives.

EMIL kicked off its latest executive program on January 13. The current class includes directors, vice-presidents and managers from companies such as Ford, Intel, GM, Baxter, Schneider, Ryder and Milliken. Despite a tight economy, many companies continue to enroll in the EMIL program, as they see it as an opportunity to improve their supply chain and become more competitive.

"EMIL has provided Intel with a wealth of knowledge that would normally take many years to build up," said Rory O'Connor, Intel Greater Europe Distribution Network Services Manager. "EMIL has developed our people in both technical and practical, logistics knowledge areas; allowing the participants to bring innovative idea's back to improve Intel's total supply chain."

Developed as a collaborative effort between Georgia Tech and an Advisory Board of Fortune 500 companies such as The Home Depot, Wal-Mart, The Ford Motor Company, Fed-EX and The Coca-Cola Company, EMIL allows companies to tackle their most critical supply chain challenges while keeping key employees on-the-job during the 18-month program.

Langley, the newest addition to the EMIL staff, has extensively consulted in both the public and private sectors and is recognized world-wide for his expertise in logistics and has addressed countless conferences, forums, universities, groups, and industries.

He has served as president of the Council of Logistics Management (CLM), and was the recipient of the CLM Distinguished Service Award and the Outstanding Alumnus Award in Penn State's Business Logistics Program. He also co-founded the Center for Logistics Research, Supply Chain Forum, and Office of Corporate Partnerships at the University of Tennessee.

Langley has co-authored three major texts in the areas of business logistics and supply chain management and has authored numerous logistics-related articles, technical reports and presentations. He is an active member of several professional associations and serves on the Boards of Directors for Averitt Express, Inc. and Landair Transportation, and participates as an advisory board member to a number of firms in the supply chain technology business.

Langley received the B.S. in mathematics, M.B.A. in finance and Ph.D. in business logistics at Penn State University. He joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee in 1973 where he served for 28 years, most recently as the John H. "Red" Dove Distinguished Professor of Logistics.

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