Logistics Information Technology Solutions Lab (LITSLAB)

The exploding field of logistics and its importance to the Jacksonville economy makes acquiring the latest software for student instruction imperative for UNF’s Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program. While most university programs typically use customized academic simulations to teach, the UNF program utilizes the same programs used by business executives in the supply chain market. Fewer than half a dozen universities in the nation have such similar software programs. Each of these software applications will enhance the employability of UNF Transportation and Logistics graduates by integrating hands-on experience with state-of-the-art technology into a strong curriculum.

  • Manhattan Associates, Inc. of Atlanta, GA donated 50 user licenses of its Warehouse Management Systems software. Manhattan Associates is the largest supplier of WMS solutions in the world with science-based applications built exclusively for distribution centers and designed to give companies the flexibility to add complementary solutions as their supply chain network grows.
  • Barloworld Supply Chain Software of Naperville, IL. donated 50 user licenses of CAST Software for Supply Chain Modeling used to design and/or modify logistics or supply chain networks to increase efficiency and effectiveness. The software tool enables companies to monitor planning for domestic or global geographic regions and make sure the plans meet demand forecasts while tracking inventory, supplier and customer orders, and related shipments.
  • Magaya Corporation donated 115 user licenses for Supply Chain Solution software for core warehouse and transportation transaction processing. Used by third-party logistics providers, the Magaya suite allows for management of all aspects, including purchasing, transportation, shipment and delivery, and full accounting.
  • UNF is a member of the SAP University Alliance, which allows students to access multiple modules of the SAP suite of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. Students gain practical experience in the integration of different functional areas within and across companies and understand the impact on the entire organization.