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Center for Engineering Logistics Distribution (CELDi)

The Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution (CELDi) provides integrated solutions to logistics problems, through research related to modeling, analysis and intelligent-systems technologies.

CELDi is a multi-university, multi-disciplinary National Science Foundation sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC). Research endeavors are driven and sponsored by representatives from a broad range of member organizations including manufacturing, maintenance, distribution, transportation, information technology, and consulting. The lead institution is the University of Arkansas

Our industrial partners serve as the thought leaders and have a strong commitment to logistics research. This partnership between academic institutions and industry represents the effective integration of private and public sectors to enhance the United States competitive edge in the global market place.

Virginia Tech currently has a Planning Grant from the National Science Foundation to join CELDi.

Virginia Tech sponsored a CELDi Workshop on May 10, 2007 at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.

The purpose of the CELDi Workshop was to:

  1. find out more about company needs with respect to logistics, distribution, and material flow, and
  2. provide an overview of the capabilities of the faculty and students here at VT.

Representatives from the National Science Foundation was present to provide additional perspective on CELDi research capabilities.

Please contact Dr. Kimberly Ellis at (540) 231-9073 or for additional information.


Dr. Kimberly Ellis

Associate Professor

(540) 231-9073



109 Durham Hall