NCPDMNational Council of Physical Distribution Management
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Another logistics-related academic journal was introduced in 1978: the Journal of Business Logistics (JBL), which was published by NCPDM and is now one of the premier academic journals.
The NCPDM changed its name to the Council of Logistics Management (CLM) in 1985.
And in 1985, the NCPDM changed its name to the "Council of Logistics Management.
According to Langley (in 1986), "We have finally succeeded in achieving some consensus as to what we mean by logistics management" and he cites the definition used by the Council of Logistics Management(26) (the new name for NCPDM in 1985).
The survey sample was selected by screening the NCPDM membership roster and attempting to select the highest ranking distribution executive in each of the companies represented.