NCPDMNational Council of Physical Distribution Management
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NCPDM was renamed the Council of Logistics Management (CLM) in 1985 and their corresponding definition of logistics encompassed all commodity and related information flows.
The NCPDM, established in 1963, represented the outbound side of logistics, and the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) represented the inbound side.
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.
An active NCPDM member, he also saw a need for a professional society dedicated to warehousing--a group that would provide a blend of educational, research and networking opportunities for warehousing professionals.
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.
Kearney, Inc., Measuring and Improving Productivity in Physical Distribution, National Council of Physical Distribution Management (NCPDM), prepared by A.T.