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The Logistics Managers Index (LMI) is a monthly metric of logistics activity in the United States, as measured by a survey of supply chain professionals. Over the past 3 years, a group of supply chain researchers, in conjunction with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Supply Chain Quarterly, and DC Velocity have been periodically collecting, calculating, and publishing the results of LMI. In this article we present how the LMI can be utilized as a leading indicator of the economic activity in U.S.

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Zachary Rogers

Zachary Rogers

Colorado State University

Dr. Zac Rogers is an Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Colorado State University. His primary research interests include the financial impact of supply chain sustainability, emerging logistics technologies, supply chain cyber security and...

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Dale Rogers

Dale Rogers

Arizona State University

Dale Rogers is the ON Semiconductor Professor of Business at the Supply Chain Management department at Arizona State University. He is also the the Director of the Frontier Economies Logistics Lab and the Co-Director of the Internet edge Supply Chain Lab ASU. Dale is...

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Steven Carnovale, Jr.

Steven Carnovale, Jr.

Rochester Institute of Technology

Dr. Steven Carnovale, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Prior to joining RIT, Dr. Carnovale was Nike Professor of Supply Chain Management at Portland State University from Sept...

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Ron Lembke

Ron Lembke

University of Nevada, Reno

Dr. Ron Lembke, is the Chair of the Managerial Sciences Department in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, and an Associate Professor of Operations Management. Ron has written extensively on Reverse Logistics, and is co-author, with Dale Rogers, of...

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Rudolf Leuschner

Rudolf Leuschner

Rutgers Business School

Professor Leuschner is an Associate Professor in the department of Supply Chain Management and the Program Director for the online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program at Rutgers Business School. He is at the forefront of online education as the Faculty...

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Shen Yeniyurt

Sengun (Shen) Yeniyurt

Rutgers Business School

Dr. Yeniyurt is a Dean’s Research Professor in the Marketing Department. He has an outstanding interdisciplinary research record, and currently serves as the founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of Rutgers Business Review (RBR). RBR is a new Rutgers-based journal that aims to...

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